Malta has recently become synonymous with a fast-growing EU nation as well as a tax-effective jurisdiction for individuals and businesses. In turn, there are several Malta Residency Programmes avalible to individuals looking to prosper on this fantastic island. However, from the various residency programmes for non-domiciled invididuals in Malta, what is the most suitable for you?

In this article, we will go through a summary of the programmes avalible to give you an idea of what is best for you.

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Malta Residency Programmes for EU Nationals

Malta Residence Programme

The Malta Residence programme is a tax resident programme for non-domiciled individuals, granting applicants residency and special tax status by setting the personal tax rate on external sources of income remitted to Malta at 15%. Income generated within Malta is taxed at the progressive rate. This a fantastic tax residency program in Malta.

Fees for the Malta Residence Programme

  • €6,000 Application Fee
  • Purchase Property €275,000 OR Rent Property €9,600pa
  • Minimum tax liability of €15,000 per annum

Malta Retirement Programme

The Malta Retirement Programme offers special tax residency status to applicants, and consequently, qualify for the 15% flat tax rate on any foreign pension income received in Malta.

Fees for the Malta Retirement Programme

  • €2,500 Application Fee
  • Purchase Property €275,000 OR Rent Property €9,600pa
  • Minimum tax liability of €15,000 per annum

Malta Residency Programmes for Non-EU Nationals

Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme (Malta Individual Investor Programme, MIIP)

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme, MIIP, will award the applicant, and any family members on the application, a Maltese Passport and Citizenship for life that can be passed onto future generations.

Fees for Malta Citizenship by Investment

  • €650,000 Contribution to Malta’s National Development and Social Fund
  • €150,000 in local investments
  • Purchase Property €350,000 OR Rent Property €16,000pa

Malta Residence and Visa Programme, MRVP

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme, MRVP will allow for applicants and their beneficiaries to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta.

Fees for Malta Residence and Visa Programme, MRVP

  • €30,000 Contribution to Malta’s National Development and Social Fund
  • €250,000 in local investments
  • Purchase Property €320,000 OR Rent Property €12,000pa

Malta Global Residence Programme, GRP

The Global Residence Programme, GRP is a tax resident programme for non-domiciled individuals, granting applicants residency and special tax status by setting the personal tax rate on external sources of income remitted to Malta at 15%. Income generated within Malta is taxed at the progressive rate. This a fantastic tax residency program in Malta.

Fees for Global Residence Programme, GRP

  • €6,000 Application Fee
  • Purchase Property €275,000 OR Rent Property €9,600pa
  • Minimum tax liability of €15,000 per annum

All Nationals

Malta Ordinary Resident Permit

Ordinary Residence in Malta is aimed at people who intend to reside in Malta for a period longer than three months. Individuals can apply for either employed permit, self-employed permit or economic self-sufficiency.

Fees for GRP

  • Minimum tax liability of €5,000 per annum

Malta Highly Qualified Persons Rules Programme, HQPR

This Malta Highly Qualified Persons Rules programme is a tax resident programme for non-domiciled individuals, seeking to attract highly qualified persons in the financial, gaming and aviation sectors by offering a 15% flat rate of tax on any income generated within Malta.

Other notes of interest:

  • Receive employment income no less than €84,991 per annum that is subject to tax in Malta
  • You must hold eligible office by holding a specific job title in the mentioned business
  • Reside in suitable accommodation in Malta
  • Not be domiciled in Malta
  • Have at least five years of professional work experience
  • Hold sufficient professional qualifications related to the field of work

Papilio Services – Approved Agents

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