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Malta Residence Schemes

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Maltese immigration law provides two main residence schemes or programmes for taking up residence in Malta, namely the Permanent Residence Scheme (PRS) and the Ordinary Residence permit.  Persons may decide to move their residence status to Malta for various purposes, including offshore living, international business travel, tax reasons or for retirement.

 

Permanent Residence Scheme

Ordinary Residence Permit

Tax on worldwide wealth

none

none

Tax on worldwide income not remitted to Malta

none

none

Tax rate on remitted income

15% (subject to min.)

tax rates

Minimum annual tax

EUR4,192

0

Fiscal viability: remittance by a single taxpayer

> EUR23,500

< EUR23,500

Fiscal viability: remittance by a married couple

> EUR28,500

< EUR28,500

Inheritance tax

none

none

Wealth tax

none

none

 

Permanent Residence Scheme

Ordinary Residence Permit

Investment required

none

none

Minimum stay

none

6 months in every year

Property requirement

rent or buy

 

rent or buy

Malta address to be obtained

before/during/after obtaining residence

before obtaining residence

Application processing time

short

1 week

Renewal (just a formality)

annual

annual

Cancellation/Non-renewal

only if conditions are breached

only if conditions are breached

Eligibility

EU & Non-EU nationals

EU nationals

Conversions between permits possible

yes

yes

Entitlement to Citizenship

no

no

   
   

 

* The issue of Ordinary Residence Permits to Non-EU nationals is at the authority's discretion.

For more information about the 1988 Malta Permanent Residence Scheme, about the Maltese Ordinary Residence permit, or about the HNWI Schemes, click on the links on the left hand menu of this page.

Malta Residence Schemes News

Maltese Citizenship Regulations Published | 06/01/2014

Identity Malta: New Expats Agency Launched | 01/10/2013

Partner JP Chetcuti speaks at Malta Residence & Citizenship Seminar in London |  26/11/2013

Partner JP Chetcuti speaks at 6th Biennial IBA Immigration & Nationality Law Conference |  24/11/2013

Malta Government launches 2013 Global Residence Programme  | 04/06/2013

Record growth in Malta's accounts attributed to increase in foreign business presence | 23/03/2012

More Foreigners relocating Personal and Business Interests to Malta | 14/03/2012

Malta Chalks-up Points on the Economic Freedom Index | 12/03/2012

Malta tops International Living’s 2011 Quality of Life Best Climate Index | 16/02/12

Financial Times highlights Malta's efforts to attract High Net Worth Individuals | 18/01/12

 

 

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