Malta Permanent Residency & Visa Programme by Investment (MRVP)

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Any non-EU citizen can apply for the Maltese permanent residence permit. The application processing is governed by the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) rules adopted in 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act.

One of the most significant positive features of the Maltese permanent residence permit by investment activity program is the possibility to return the invested funds after the obligatory 5-year period ends. It is also possible to start deriving income from the investments.

As of today, the MRVP is the ultimate possibility to acquire an EU residence card that offers visa-free travel within the Schengen area.


  • Visa-free access to all Schengen countries
  • Possible tax planning benefits
  • All family members may obtain residency within 2-3 months
  • No physical residency requirement
  • Children regardless of age, parents and grandparents may apply for residency with the main applicant
  • No language, medical test or interview requirements

Investment option

An Investment of 250,000 EUR on highly reliable Maltese government bonds

Purchase or rent a real estate. (Minimum 270,000 EUR purchase price or €10,000 annual rental)

Other costs:

A government contribution of 30,000 EUR

Investment should be maintained for 5 years (government bonds and real estate). Bonds are profitable

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Usually the process takes up to 3 months. One visit to Malta is required. Applicants must hold a clean criminal record

Absence of sanctions and restrictions or prohibitions to entry the EU, USA, UK and Canada Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income and available capital

A background free of bankruptcies and previous convictions, and a favorable credit history are welcomed Good health

Who can obtain the Maltese residency with the main applicant?

The spouse

Children under the age of 18

Dependent children regardless of age

Dependent parent and grandparents

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7 simple steps
to obtain the
Maltese residency


Get your residence permit
within 3 months!

  • 1Make preliminarily background check and finalize an agreement
  • 2Make payment of government fee, 5.500 EUR and 25% of professional fees
  • 3Fill out the application forms and provide the necessary documents for legalization and translation
  • 4Visit to Malta
  • 5Approval decision
  • 6Purchase government bonds, buy or rent real estate and pay 24.500 EUR government fee
  • 7Receive residence permit identity cards

We complete the work, so you are minimally involved in the process. Just send us list of docs for legalization and translation, make payments and visit Malta.

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Malta Residence & Visa Programme (MRVP) is the official state program of Malta which operates from 2015 You will cooperate directly with licensed agent. This excludes possible fraud with money or other issues

We provide the preliminary background check, analyze risks and submit a preliminary report Investment should be provided only after governmental approval. You only pay for the results!


To qualify for the Maltese economic residence program, the investor is expected to invest in the country’s economy and pay government fees, and also declare €500,000 in savings, or at least €100,000 of annual income. As per new regulations, applicants under 14 years of age are not required to undergo the due diligence check (previously the limit was set at 12 years). There is also no need in obtaining clean criminal record from the Maltese police. The application processing takes 3 months on the average, and is this prompt thanks to the recently-created Maltese Residence and Visa Agency. To qualify for the Maltese permanent residency through investment program, one must obtain government-approved property in the Southern Region of the country, or in the so-called Specially Designated Areas - for instance, the Gozo island. In case the purchasing option is chosen, a €320,000 investment is required to be made in the country’s South, and a €270,000 investment for the island of Gozo. When renting, the program calls for €12,000/month lease in the South, and €10,000/month lease on Gozo. Previously, residing in Malta was subject to limitations for permanent residence permit holders; today, however, the investor and their family have a right to stay in the country for up to 12 months per year. During the application processing, the investor is required to come to Malta just once, to submit biometrics and receive their residence cards. The investor is not obliged to stay in the country. Investing in Malta’s government securities is as profitable (it’s possible to receive 2-3% yearly dividends) as it is safe. There are government and economic guarantees of bond yield and return. The rating agency Moody’s has given Malta its A rating. In 2016, the country reached a 4.1% economic growth, and it holds 76th out of 190 spots in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking. By European standards, this is an impressive performance, so there is no need to worry about the safety of one’s assets. Not only does the Maltese residence permit allow its holder to use tax benefits for the advantage of their business, but also to settle in a highly developed European country. In the Legatum Prosperity Index 2016, Malta ranked 24th out of 149 countries studied. Malta makes sure its citizens’ personal freedom rights, personal security, and healthcare quality are well respected. Therefore, the Maltese residency permit is the ideal contingency plan and a fallback option for a most comfortable life.

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