Residence & Citizenship


The Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

Malta Permanent Residence

Malta Global Residence Programme

The Malta Residence Programme

The Malta Retirement Programme

Malta Key Employee Initiative

The Malta Highly Qualified Persons Programme

  • Benefits
  • Financial/Other Obligations
  • Additional Criteria

Malta Permanent Residence

Malta Permanent Residence is available to non-EU individuals and enables them to reside indefinitely in Malta.

  • Successful applicants receive a Maltese residence permit, and after five years of residency, the main applicant and dependents are eligible to apply for long term residence in Malta
  • Free movement within the Schengen Zone (26 European countries)
  • No requirement to undertake a language test.
  • No minimum stay requirements.
  • All Government documents are available in English

The following benefits were introduced in July 2017:

  • The age limit of 27 for unmarried, economically dependent children has been waived.
  • Children of the main applicant and/or spouse, will not lose their residency rights when they reach the age of 27. This applies even if they have become economically independent or are married.

Individuals will be taxed on Malta source income and certain gains arising in Malta. They will not be taxed on non-Malta source income not remitted to Malta. In addition they will not be taxed on capital gains even if this income is remitted to Malta (annual minimum tax of €5,000 per annum).

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Dixcart Management Malta Limited Licence Number: AKM-DIXC-21

Malta Permanent Residence

An individual must make a three-tier investment:

  • A €30,000 payment to the Maltese Government


  • An investment of a minimum €250,000 in eligible Maltese Government stocks, shares or debentures, which must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years (a finance option of €65,000 is available, where applicants will receive the required Government Bonds for 5 years for a once-off fee of €65,000)


  • Purchase of a property in Malta for a minimum value of €320,000 (€270,000 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta), OR rental of a property for a minimum of €12,000 per annum in Malta (€10,000 per annum if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta). The property must be owned or rented for a minimum of 5 years.

Parents and/or grandparents and/or grandchildren of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse can apply to the programme, at the application stage. An additional €5,000 payment per person is required.

Children born or adopted by the main applicant after the initial application approval date can be included.


Dixcart Management Malta Limited Licence Number: AKM-DIXC-21

Malta Permanent Residence

All applicants and each dependant must have Global Health Insurance and provide evidence that they can maintain it for an indefinite period.

An Authorised Registered Mandatory in Malta must submit an application to the Commissioner of the Inland Revenue on behalf of the applicant. Dixcart Management Malta is an Authorised Registered Mandatory.

The programme is not open to individuals falling into the following categories:

  • Has a criminal record
  • Is subject to a criminal investigation
  • Is a potential national security risk to Malta
    Is involved in any activity likely to detract from Malta’s reputation
  • Has been denied a visa to a country with which Malta has visa-free travel arrangements and has subsequently not obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial.

In addition an applicant must:

  • Not currently be a long-term resident of Malta.
  • Not currently be taking advantage of any other Maltese Residence Programme.
  • Have a minimum annual income of €100,000 (arising from outside Malta) or own assets to a minimum value of €500,000.


Dixcart Management Malta Limited Licence Number: AKM-DIXC-21

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