Malta Residency by Investment

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The Maltese program residency-by-investment program requires a minimum net-worth of EUR 500,000 to qualify.

Granted typically in less than 6 months and minimum contribution of EUR 175,000 mixed capital requirements, this program allows for visa-free access to the Schengen Area and the right to reside indefinitely in Malta.


Dependents included

Spouse or partner, Dependent (unmarried) children of any age, Dependent parents and grandparents.

Member of the EU and Schengen Area

Free travel within the Schengen Area for 90 days in every 180-day period

Settlement Status

Right to reside indefinitely in Malta,Right to establish a business in Malta and Eligible to apply for a work permit


A low-cost and tax-efficient jurisdiction


No language requirement and No education or management experience required

Malta Passport

Eligible to apply for Citizenship in Malta after 5 years residence


Provide proof of assets of at least EUR 500,000, with at least EUR 150,000 in financial assets

Be over 18 years of age and non-EU citizen

Meet the qualifying investment requirements

Hold the property investment for a minimum of 5 years

Have a clean criminal record

Acquire global health insurance coverage

Be in good health and of good reputation

Provide evidence of the source of funds used for the application

Have sufficient financial resources to support themselves

Investment Options

  • A property purchase of EUR 350,000 (EUR 300,000 in South Malta or Gozo), or a property lease of EUR 12,000 per annum (EUR 10,000 in South Malta or Gozo)
  • A contribution of EUR 28,000 to the Maltese economy if the residential property is purchased, or EUR 58,000 if the property is leased
  • A donation to a non-governmental organization of EUR 2,000
  • A non-refundable administration fee of EUR 40,000

Why Malta

The country has many historical and cultural sites, a good nightlife and restaurant scene, picturesque countryside, and is easy to get around. Crime rates are low, and Malta is a safe place where to live, work and socialize. Infrastructure is also good.


About Malta


547,700 (2022)

Languages Spoken

Maltese and English


Agriculture, Fishing, Manufacturing, Finance, Trade



Passport Score

Visa Free travel to 114 countries and visa on arrival to 47 countries around the world.


The amounts reflected above are as per the most recent government laws.

The amounts and eligibility criteria may be subject to change without any prior notice

We encourage the user / viewer to be responsible for doing his / her own research before making a legal / financial decision.

All passport scores included in the website are the most recent and are according to the best of our knowledge; and are subject to change.