Malta Citizenship & Residency Programmes
Living in Malta: Lifestyle
Graced with a warm climate and set in crystal clear waters, the Maltese Islands offer an unforgettable experience where total relaxation combines with rich cultural and artistic treasures.
The Maltese Islands offer a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle brightened by fresh fish and local vegetables. Our islands offer an impressive range of historical and cultural sites, together with a huge variety of activities, making Malta a truly unique place to live.
- Freedom of movement within the Schengen Zone
- A safe & politically stable country with a steadily growing economy
- A diverse & multi-cultural community
- Excellent business opportunities and plenty of grant schemes for investors
The Maltese government supports foreign individuals through several residence programmes, as well as the Individual Investor Programme, the latter being a citizenship programme. Benefits include indefinite residence in Malta and free access to European countries.
Advantages of Maltese citizenship include stability and security, comfort, safety, an ideal location as a gateway to the EU and visa-free access to the EU/Schengen area.
The tax system is particularly advantageous to foreigners with residential status, as such individuals are not taxed on foreign-sourced capital gains and foreign-sourced income not remitted to Malta.
Current residence & citizenship programmes:
- Malta Global Residence Programme
- Malta High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) Programme
- Malta Highly Qualified Persons Rules
- Malta Retirement Programme (MRP)
- Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP) (Golden Visa)
- Malta Individual Investor Programme (IIP)
Individuals who obtain Maltese citizenship can retain “non-domiciled” status and benefit from the afore-mentioned advantageous tax system of the Maltese Islands. By way of general principle, Maltese residents who are non-domiciled are only required to pay tax on income earned or received within the country.
As a Maltese Resident, one will not be taxed on foreign-sourced income not remitted to Malta, not on foreign-sourced capital gains (whether remitted to Malta or not). Moreover, global residents can benefit from Malta’s double taxation agreements with most EU countries, USA, Canada and Australia.
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