Complete Guide to Malta Residence by Investment

Updated: March 03, 2021 | 28 minute read

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Introduction

In today's day and time, more and more people are willing to seek alternative residency status for better opportunities and stability. Some are even looking to have increased mobility.

Second Residency and Citizenship by Investment programs are gaining popularity among affluent and high-net-worth individuals. 

Residency typically means you have the legal right to liveworkset up businesstravel or even study in a particular country.

So, with many countries offering second residence programs; Why should you become a Resident of Malta?

Different people might have different reasons to take up an alternative or second residence.

This article will help you gather all the information you require for obtaining Malta Permanent Residence by Investment.


Guide to Malta Residence by Investment

 

Benefits of Malta Permanent Residency by Investment

The Malta Residency programs allow Non-European Nationals and their families to settle in Malta.

Living in Malta can have numerous benefits, we thought we’ll make it easier for you and list a few of them down.

Business Benefits
  • Base your operations in the European Union’s fastest-growing economy;

  • Opportunity for unlimited access to the European Union, the world’s largest economic zone;

  • Take advantage from a tax-efficient system on both personal and corporate level;

  • You can get tax residency status on showing ordinary residency in Malta;

  • Investment options in a stable and booming real estate market.

You might also be interested in the 10 Things To Consider About A Second Residency

Family Benefits
  • Live in one of the safest countries in the world;

  • Access leading health care institutions;

  • Secure your children’s future through a world-class education system;

  • Apply for a European Long-Term Residence Permit after 5 years in Malta thus opening-up an additional 24 countries in the European Union;

  • Enjoy personal security for yourself and your family, in case you need to move due to instability in your native country;

  • Gain the right to purchase a second home.

Travel Benefits
  • Mobility is key. Lifetime travel without border checks across 26 Schengen visa countries. 

  • No more visa applications or Schengen visa blocks in case of instability.

  • That means no more time-consuming Schengen visa application hassles.

Interesting Read: Malta Golden Visa & Passport - The Path to EU Residency & Citizenship.
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Live
  • The right to indefinitely reside, settle and stay in Malta;

  • Enjoy a progressive and politically stable country;

  • Live the relaxed Mediterranean life;

  • Enjoy the warm summers and moderate winters;

  • Easily communicate through English as an official language;

  • Affordable yet amazing standard of living;

  • Infinite profitable investment property options;

  • Pollution-free environment.

So by now, we believe that you have a good idea about the benefits that come with Maltese residency. But, if you still have any query, please feel free to reach out to us at info@endevio.com.

You might also be interested in the Top 13 Differences between Malta Citizenship and Malta Residency.

Let us now move forward and talk about your options for relocation.

So, Residency and Citizenship (by investment) programs can be broadly classified into two main categories, namely:

  • Those that provide an Entry solution to countries;

  • Those that provide an Access solution to countries; and

  • Those that simultaneously combine solutions for both Entry and Access to various countries.


Benefits of Malta Permanent Residency by Investment

 

Entry and Access Programs in Malta

Entry Programs for Visa-Free Travel Access Programs for Residency
 
'Entry' type of programs mainly caters to those looking for visa-free travel. The prime scope is, therefore, to provide you with a travel document, essentially a second passport.
 
These are typically lower cost citizenship by investment options. The most popular programs are in the Caribbean, where low investment minimums and quick processing times attract investors.
 
In order to get a passport, you might never even have to visit the issuing country physically.
 
Even the background checks and legal documentation are relatively more relaxed.
 
Though the Caribbean islands are stunning, it might be less likely you would consider living there permanently.
 
Caribbean citizenship through investment tends to be more risky and less reliable in the long run. 
 
'Access' type of investment programs give you and your family the right to reside in one particular country permanently.
 
The main aim of such programs is to provide you and your family an opportunity for a better lifestyle.
 
You will likely also be able to establish a business, apply for work and even send your children for education.
 
You will be able to live in the country forever, without having to exit every number of days.
 
 
 
 
 
Now that the Entry and Access Programs are clear to you on basic levels;
Let us focus on the programs which can grant you benefits of both.
 

Entry + Access Programs

Entry + Access Programs can prove to be advantageous in both the divisions. Naturally, they are more expensive and difficult to qualify.
 
The Malta Residence and Visa Program and the Global Residence Program are the leading programs in this category.
 
Learn more about the programs,
 

The Malta Residence & Visa Program 

 

The Malta Global Residence Program

 
Get in touch with our professional team at info@endevio.com to learn more about your relocation options.
 

Taxation of New Residents in Malta

If you are a tax resident of Malta but not domiciled in Malta, then all your income generated in Malta will be taxed. All the foreign source income remitted to Malta will also be taxed. In simple words, you will only be taxed if you become a Malta tax resident. 

Capital gains arising outside Malta will remain non-taxable in Malta even if received in Malta. If you are neither ordinarily resident nor domiciled in Malta, then you’ll be taxed only on income arising in Malta, i.e. income having a Malta source.

The Global Residence Program grants you a 15% beneficial tax rate on income received in Malta from foreign sources.

You may also have the possibility to claim relief from double tax treaties. To date, Malta has concluded more than 72 double taxation agreements for the avoidance of double taxation.

Our professional tax advisors can assist you in clarifying all your doubts. Contact us today at info@endevio.com 

 

Taxation of New Residents in Malta

 
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Final Words

Malta’s jurisdiction is an attractive option if you are looking for opportunities to relocate.

If you are thinking of becoming a Resident of Malta, some of the many factors that rank Malta amongst the top ones are:

  • Steady Economic Growth;

  • Political Stability;

  • Its Geographical Location;

  • Booming Sectors including Financial Services, Maritime, Aviation, Gaming and Real Estate;

  • Tax Efficient Systems; and

  • One of the world’s safest countries.

Many residents are attracted to this island state every year. They may be freelance professionals who can work remotely or retirees from all over the world.

Everyone who makes a decision to become a resident of Malta is attracted to its natural beauty and architecture; relaxed lifestyle; the affordable cost of living along; and its rich historical culture.

 

Why Endevio as your Relocation Services Advisor?

In an ever-changing world, the decision to structure and manage wealth through a Family office can be complex.

Whether you are or working for, a private individual or a family office, we provide unified advice on a full range of services including taxation, investment structuring, corporate and regulatory.

Our scope is to help high-net-worth clients design and put in place a unified, holistic and workable structure to hold their assets and manage them in conjunction with other professional advisors. Whether your goal is to improve tax efficiency, dedicate efforts to philanthropy, increase asset protection or achieve the orderly transfer of wealth for the next generation, we will guide you through the process of realising these goals.

Through Endevio and Integritas strategic partners' international presence, we have a vast experience in developing and providing holistic services that are suited for each client.

Endevio & Integritas are notable Malta-based firms that deliver excellence in the international market. The firms are known for their quality in dealing with the full range of corporate services and advising high-net-worth clients on their private affairs.