Residence & Citizenship

Malta

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

The Malta Retirement Programme

The Malta Retirement Programme is available to EU and non-EU nationals whose main source of income is their pension.

Benefits:

  • An attractive flat rate of 15% tax is charged on a pension remitted to Malta. The minimum amount of tax payable is €7,500 per annum for the beneficiary and €500 per annum for every dependant.
  • Income that arises in Malta is taxed at a flat rate of 35%.

To find out about living in Malta, please click here.

The Malta Retirement Programme

An individual must own or rent a property in Malta as his/her principal place of residence worldwide. The minimum value of the property must be:

  • Purchase of property in Malta for a minimum value of €275,000 (€220,000 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta), OR rental of a property for a minimum of €9,600 per annum in Malta (€8,750 per annum if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta).

In addition, at least 75% of the individual’s income must derive from a pension, with a maximum 25% being “other income”.

The Malta Retirement Programme

This programme is designed to attract EU and non-EU nationals who are not in employment and are in receipt of a pension.

An applicant must reside in Malta for a minimum of 90 days in each calendar year, averaged over any 5-year period. In addition he/she must not reside in any other jurisdiction for more than 183 days in any calendar year.

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.

Download Full List of Programmes – Benefits & Criteria (PDF)

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