The Malta Permanent Residency Programme (MPRP) allows non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals to acquire permanent residency in Malta for a lifetime. It is the most sought-after residency programme, which helps you and your family join under one application. 

The MPRP has no minimum physical stay requirements in Malta, minimizing tedious renewals. The programme offers two investment options: 

  1. Full Contribution 
  2. Reduced Contribution 


Direct Investment 


Property Investment 

Full Contribution 


€ 2,000 

Rent a residential unit for five years in 

the South of Malta and Gozo for € 10,000 

Reduced Contribution 


€ 2,000 

Purchase a residential unit for five years in 

the South of Malta and Gozo for €300,000 

There also is the option to rent or purchase real estate in other areas in Malta. The minimum rent is €12,000 per annum, and the minimum purchase price is €350,000. 

The granting of permanent residency is regulated by L.N. 121 of 2021. 

What does the programme grant? 

  • A permanent residence permit to beneficiary and dependants 
  • Lifetime visa-free travel within the Schengen area 
  • The right to reside, settle, and stay indefinitely in Malta 
  • The ability to apply for Long Term Residence status  
  • The possibility of naturalisation as a Maltese citizen after a certain residence period as defined under Malta’s citizenship laws  
  • The possibility of applying for a work permit under a separate process 

The MPRP has many other benefits for successful applicants. Eligibility may also extend to your dependants, including spouse or partner, children, parents and grandparents under specific terms. 

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Eligibility & Fees

Q1. How do I get residency by investment in Malta?

In January 2021, the Malta Residency and Visa Agency announced the launch of a new residency program called the Malta Permanent Residency Programme (MPRP). This program replaced the Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP), which closed at the end of March 2021.

Like its predecessor, the MPRP offers foreign nationals an opportunity to get a second residency in Malta. All it requires is for an accredited (agent with Maltese authorities) to submit all applications for it.

Q2. How much do I have to invest in Malta to become a resident?

The requirements include a minimum real estate investment of €700,000 or annual rent for €16,000. Applicants need to hold such investments for a minimum of five years.

Learn more about the MPRP financial options.

Q3. What are the requirements for residency by investment in Malta?

The requirements for Malta Permanent Residency depend on the investor's choice of option: Full Contribution or Reduced Contribution. Both options require government contribution, mandatory charitable donation to a Maltese registered NGO, and real estate investment.

Learn more about the MPRP requirements.

Q4. How long does it take to get residency by investment in Malta?

It takes less than a year to become a resident of Malta through investment. A relocation could be available in as quickly as four months.

Learn more about the MPRP process.

Q5. Do I have to be present in Malta before getting the residency-by-investment application approved?

No, but you have to make the required investments and purchase or lease property.
Learn more about the MPRP process.

Q6. Can I add my spouse and children on my application?

Yes, you may add your spouse and children to the application at an additional cost.

Learn more about the MPRP multi-generational application.