Permanent Residence in Malta through Investment, Malta Permanent Residence Programme

Feod Group specialists assist clients in selecting the most appealing investment projects and guide them through every stage of obtaining permanent residence in Malta for the entire family.

The company is affiliated with accredited Maltese advocates


✔ Permanent residence granted for a continuous 5-year period
✔ No obligation for permanent residency in Malta 
✔ Exclusion from taxes in Malta, except for income earned within Malta
✔ Opportunity to include up to 4 generations of the family in a single application



    Malta Permanent Residence through Investment


    The Malta Permanent Residence Program, launched on 29.03.2021, has replaced the Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP).

    This immigration investment initiative is designed for non-EU citizens and stands as an appealing option for those seeking permanent residency in a European country without the obligation of physically residing there.

    Benefits of Malta Residence Permit through Investment:

    Acquire a European residence permit in an EU member state

    Potential return on investment within 5 years

    No obligation to reside in Malta; a single visit is sufficient for all applicants

    The program enables the issuance of an unrestricted residence permit in Malta for four generations: parents, children, and grandparents

    Exemption from taxes in Malta, except for income generated within the country

    All government contributions are one-time payments; no annual donations or fees

    No language test required for permanent residence

    Swift issuance of resident cards – the review process takes 6-8 months

    Eligibility for Malta Permanent Residence

    Obtaining a residence permit in Malta by investment

    Investment options for obtaining a residence permit in Malta:

    1. Renting real estate in Malta

    1. Rental of real estate starting from 10,000 euros per year (Gozo/south of Malta) or from 12,000 euros per year (north of Malta) for 5 years
    2. Non-refundable administration fee of EUR 40,000
    3. State fee of 58,000 euros
    4. Charitable donation to a non-governmental organization – 2,000 euros

    2. Purchasing property in Malta

    Additional fees for family members:

    Additional conditions and requirements for the investor:

    Tax Implications Following the Acquisition of Permanent Residence. Tax Residency in Malta.


    Obtaining permanent residence in Malta does not automatically confer tax residency.

    Individuals who do not permanently reside in Malta can secure a non-domiciled resident certificate, exempting them from taxes on income generated outside Malta. They are only liable for tax on income and profits sourced within Malta.

    Moreover, in Malta:

    Extending permanent residence in Malta


    While the permanent residence status obtained through investment is valid for life, the associated card must be renewed every 5 years. To facilitate this renewal, individuals are required to pay a fee of €27.5 for each year of the new permanent residence card’s validity. The total fee for a 5-year card renewal amounts to €137.5 per person.

    For those considering a change in tax residency as well, it is advisable to reach out to Feod Group specialists in advance for guidance!



      How to Secure a Malta Residence Permit through Investment

      To obtain an indefinite residence permit in Malta through investment, applicants must follow these steps:

      • Rent real estate, costing 12,000 euros annually (10,000 euros in South Malta or Gozo), or purchase real estate worth 350,000 euros (300,000 euros in South Malta or Gozo).
      • Pay a non-refundable administration fee of EUR 40,000.
      • Contribute to the Maltese economy with 28,000 euros if purchasing property or 58,000 euros if opting for rental.
      • Make a donation of 2,000 euros to a non-governmental organization.
      What is the minimum investment amount required for permanent residence in Malta?

      The minimum investment amount is 150,000 euros if the investor chooses the rental option for a 5-year period.

      Is a Maltese language proficiency test required for obtaining permanent residence through investment?

      No, there are no language proficiency test requirements.

      Is it necessary to reside in Malta after obtaining permanent residence and for future renewals?

      No, there are no residency requirements in Malta. Permanent resident status is maintained even if the resident does not reside in Malta in any particular year.

      Article author

      Anastasia Taran Head of Corporate Services
      In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes i...
      In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes in immigration and corporate law of European countries, particularly:
      • family and corporate immigration solutions.
      • establishing a business in Europe.
      • personal and corporate taxation in Europe.
      • opening accounts in European banks.
      • obtaining a tax resident status.
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