The Malta Residence and Visa Programme

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme is a tailor made residency programme setup specifically for individuals who are nationals of the EU, EEA (EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland can apply for a Malta Residence permit.

All successful applicants are given permits by ID Malta (Identity Malta) and this Residence and Visa programme will entitle the beneficiary and his/her registered dependants to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta.  If all the criteria required are met a residency permit will be issued under the following conditions:

  • The person is at least eighteen years of age.
  • Pay a non-refundable € 5,500 administration fee.
  • Applicant must pay an initial contribution of € 30,000 (non refundable) once the application is approved.
  • Applicant must purchase or rent a property for at least five years from the issuing of the permit under the following conditions: a minimum value of the property of € 320,000 in Malta or €270,000 if the property is located in the South of Malta or in Gozo.  If leasing a property the rent must not be less than € 12,000 per annum for a property situated in Malta or  € 10,000 for a property situated in the South or in Gozo.
  • Applicant must commit to invest, hold a qualifying investment of in a form determined from time to time by ID Malta having an initial value of € 250,000 to be held for a minimum period of five years from the date of the issuing of the certificate.
  • All applicants must at least have an annual income of € 100,000 arising outside Malta or to be in possession of a capital of not less than € 500,000.
  • Applicants must be in possession of a sickness insurance in respect of all risks across the whole of the EU normally covered for Maltese nationals for himself and his dependants.
  • The person applying does not in any way benefit already under the following programmes:
    • The Residents Scheme Regulations
    • The High Net Worth Individuals – EU / EEA / Swiss Nationals Rules
    • The Malta Retirement Programme Rules
    • The Residence Programme Rules
    • The Qualifying Employment in Innovation and Creativity Rules
    • The Highly Qualified Persons Rules
  • All individuals who are beneficiaries of the Malta Global Residence Programme shall be allowed to apply for the issuance of the certificate in terms of the Malta Residence & Visa Programme launched under these Regulations.