New Malta Residence and Visa Programme
Through a Legal Notice published on the 28th of August 2015, the Maltese government has launched a programme entitled "The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations, 2015" aimed at increasing third-country national investors to Malta.
Malta Residence and Visa Programme
In terms of Legal Notice 288 of 2015 a Malta Residence and Visa Programme (“MRVP Rules”) has been introduced for Third Country Nationals, who are not nationals of the EU, EEA or Switzerland. A beneficiary of the MRVP and his/her qualifying dependants will be issued with a Malta Residence Permit which should entitle them to reside in Malta.
The salient features of the MRVP are:
- A financial contribution of €30,000 is payable by the applicant.
- An application fee of €5,500 is payable by the applicant. This amount is deductible from the ‘financial contribution’ mentioned above.
- The applicant should hold a qualifying property for at least 5 years from the issuing of the certificate, which precedes the granting of a Malta Residence Permit (“MRP”) (minimum purchase value of €320,000 for a property in Malta or €270,000 for a property in the South of Malta or Gozo, or minimum annual rental of €12,000 for a property situated in Malta or € 10,000 for a property situated in the South of Malta or Gozo).
- The applicant should hold a qualifying investment for a minimum value of €250,000 for at least 5 years from the date of the issuing of the certificate. Further details in relation to the nature of qualifying investments will be published in due course.
- The applicant must have annual income of not less than €100,000 arising outside Malta or be in possession of capital of not less than €500,000.
- A number of due diligence procedures have to be satisfied in order for an applicant to be admitted as a beneficiary in terms of the MRVP.
From a tax perspective, the beneficiary would not be subject to a reduced rate of Malta tax and the general Malta basis of taxation would apply.
Every application shall be presented to and examined by the competent authority – Identity Malta – through an Accredited Person and, or an Approved Agent (Deloitte Malta is an Accredited Person and an Approved Agent).
Further information on the MRVP is available from our tax factsheet.
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