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Global Residence - The Malta Residence and Visa Program

Malta has been an EU member since 2004, and since 2007 has been a Schengen member. It enjoys a stable political environment with a low risk of financial instability.

The Malta Residence and Visa Program offers great benefits to individuals and families wishing to work across the European Schengen Area. The government of Malta is pro-business, and it is easy to set up a company in Malta. The regulation and tax system are among Europe's most beneficial.


  • Visa-free travel across Europe’s Schengen Area
  • Right to reside indefinitely in Malta
  • Five years’ permanent residence, renewable indefinitely
  • Investment required only for the first five years
  • No residence requirement
  • Family members included
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More Benefits

EU Residency

EU Residency

Permanent residency in 120 days

Favourable tax system

Favourable tax system

No tax on foreign income, no inheritance tax

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free travel within Schengen area for 90 days within any six-month period

Entire family are eligible

Entire family are eligible

Spouses, children of any age as long as they are dependent, parents and grandparents

No residence requirements

No residence requirements

Prior or after residency has been granted

High standard of schooling

High standard of schooling

Access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees

Only first-time sale properties

Private health insurance

€30,000 cover under medical insurance

Easy work permit process

Easy work permit process

PR card holders have easy work permit process application

Country Overview



Capital city

Capital city: Valletta

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: Schengen Area

Total area

Total area: 316 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Italy


Languages: Maltese, English


Currency: Euro (€)


Population: 493,559

Time zone

Time zone: Central European Standard Time (GMT+1:00)

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Step 1


Click on the "Apply Now" or “Chat Now” button and leave a brief description of your needs.

Step 2


One of our experts will get back to you shortly to discuss your needs and offer reasonable options for your budget.

Step 3
First Payment

First Payment

After you agree with our plan, you will have to make a deposit payment.

Step 4
Submit Docs

Submit Docs

We will assist you in filling out the necessary forms for the government registration process. You only need to provide the requested personal information.

Step 5
Get approval

Get approval

We will work with the government on your behalf. We guarantee you the earliest approval time.

Step 6
Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the citizenship / residency method you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your certificate and permanent residence permit.

Ways To Get Permanent Residence

Applicants must fulfill ALL of the following investments:



Invest in one of the following property options:

  • €300,000 for a property situated in the south of Malta or on the Island of Gozo; or
  • €350,000 for a property situated elsewhere in Malta; or
  • A property lease of €10,000 per annum for a property situated in the south of Malta or on the Island of Gozo; or
  • A property lease of €12,000 per annum for a property situated elsewhere in Malta.


A non-refundable contribution to the government of €30,000

Government Bonds

Government Bonds

Invest €250,000 in government bonds, held for a minimum of five years.

*For more details on schedule of fees, when to pay, how much to pay, please download our The Malta Residence and Visa Program Kits.

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General requirements towards the main applicant

  • 18+ years of age
  • No criminal record
  • Due diligence checks and approval
  • Confirmed financial solvency
  • An insurance policy

    Residence permit can also be obtained by:

  • A spouse
  • Adult children under 25 years of age
  • Parents above 55 years of age

Residence permit in Malta can be obtained by other family members who are dependent on the main applicant.

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GIS Programs Comparison

Type of investment
Minimum investment
Time to get approval
Minimum time to maintain investment
Required stay in the country
Eligible dependents (can be acccompanied the application)
Proof of the soucre of investment
Requirements to have bussiness in Viet Nam
The duration of the first issued Visa
Visa extension time
Conditions for Visa renewal
Conditions for apply for Citizenship
Conditions for maintaining Citizenship
Visit during application
Visa-free countries to travel
Outstanding benefits
Labor rights
Member of Organization/ Treaty
Age restrictions
Management Qualifications/Experience
Proof of property
Security background
Specific investment plan
Time to apply for Citizenship (after getting the visa)
Extra benefits after getting Citizenship
Multi-nationality allowances

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. Who can apply?

Adults over 18 years of age, with the exception of nationals from EU and EEA countries, Switzerland, Afghanistan and North Korea, are eligible to apply.

2. Who qualifies as dependants?

The spouse/partner of the Main Applicant; unmarried and economically dependent children of the Main Applicant and/or their spouse/partner; and parents and grandparents of either the Main Applicant or of their spouse/partner. Adult dependants must be able to prove that they are not fully economically active and are principally dependant on the Main Applicant.

3. Do parents or grandparents applying have to be above a certain age?

No, there are no age limits.

4. Can household staff be eligible as dependents?


5. In the case of an application for the entire family, are there additional fees?

€30,000 covers the Main Applicant, their spouse/partner and any unmarried economically dependent children. Parents and grandparents of the Main Applicant and/or their spouse/ partner are required to pay an additional € 5,000 each.

6. What is the validity period of the Residence Certificate and the Residence Card?

The Residence Certificate does not expire. The Residence Card is valid for 5 years.

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British citizens in Malta will be entitled to a Special Status post-Brexit

About Us

Global Immigration Services Group (GIS) is an Immigration Services Provider focusing on Second Citizenship by investment programs & Residency Programs.

We offer a variety of Second Passport options including but not limited to; Caribbean Citizenships such as Saint Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and Dominica. European Second Citizenship by investment programs inclusive of Cyprus and Malta. As well as other Residency Programs such as Portugal and Greece...

Our selection of established and well-respected Developers, excellent Government Relations and Caribbean Contacts makes us the obvious choice for all your Citizen & Residency needs.