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Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP)

Malta, the smallest European Union member state, is an island of stability with a welcoming innovative mind-set and a proven record of economic success. Malta enjoys a stable political climate and he ideally located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea and acts as a perfect bridge between Europe and other continents. Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and of the Schengen Area since 2007.

Residency obtained under this program grants a Maltese permanent residence permit which allows its holders the right to reside, settle and stay in Malta as well as to travel visa-free within the European Schengen Area.

Country Highlights


LANGUAGES: Maltese & English

SCHENGEN: Full Member Since 2007 & EUROPEAN 

TOTAL AREA: 316 km²



NEAREST COUNTRY: Italy, 255 km

TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)


  • Permanent Residence from day one for life, no need for renewal. 

  • The right to reside indefinitely in Malta 

  • Investment required only for the first 5 years 

  • Visa-free travel within Schengen Area 

  • No minimum physical presence required to maintain immigration status 

  • Ability to include the spouse, parents, grandparents and children in the same application. 

  • Malta is an English speaking country


  • The Malta Permanent Residence Program is open to non-EU nationals 

  • All the family is eligible include the spouse, parents of both the main applicant and spouse, and children 

  • Applicants need to provide evidence that they hold at least five hundred thousand euro (€500,000) in capital, out of which one hundred and fifty thousand euro (€150,000) should be in the form of financial assets.

  • Applicants must have a valid travel document 

  • Applicants must have a health insurance covering their presence in Malta.

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Applicants under the Malta Permanent Residence Program are required to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pay a Government contribution of €68,000 if the applicant purchases a qualifying property or €98,000 if the applicant rents a qualifying property, and 

  • Rent a property for at least €10,000/year or purchase a property for at least €300,000, and 

  • Make a donation of €2,000 to any local registered philanthropic organization (cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, etc.).

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