Malta Golden Visa Programme

  Malta Golden Visa Programme

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The Malta Golden Visa Program is aimed at third-country nationals and their families seeking to reside, settle and stay in Malta. The program is the most flexible solution for High-Net-Worth Individuals and their families seeking to reside in an English speaking country in Europe.

Malta Golden Visa Programme 

Gaining a high-quality lifestyle in an exclusive EU location.

The Malta Golden Visa Program allows individuals and their families to acquire residency in one of the safest countries with the lowest crime rates, whilst also gaining access to top education.

A revised Golden Visa Programme

On the 29th March 2021 the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) was replaced by a new programme, namely the Malta Permanent Residence Programme.

The information on this page is about the MRVP. Read the latest details on the new programme here.

How to gain Residence by Investment in Malta?

The Malta Golden Visa is regulated by the Legal Notice 288 of 2015, amended by Legal Notice 189 of 2017 issued as subsidiary legislation of the Immigration Act (Cap 217).

The Malta Golden Visa Program is available to Non-EU investors and their families, subject to eligibility criteria and background checks, as well as a financial investment which is summarized as  follows:

Property Requirement:

Purchase of minimum €270,000 for a property situated in Gozo or the south of Malta, or €320,000 elsewhere in Malta.

Rental of minimum €10,000 per annum for a property in Gozo or the south of Malta, or €12,000 per annum elsewhere in Malta.

The property needs to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.

Investment Requirement:

Make an investment of minimum €250,000 in investment vehicles as identified by the government from time to time; with a financed option available.

The investment needs to be held for a minimum period of 5 years.

Contribution Requirement:

Making a non-refundable government contribution of €30,000. A further €5,000 is applicable for every adult-dependent added to the application.

Our Advisory team will be happy to hear from you and provide you with a capital outlay for the Malta Golden Visa Program so you can have the full associated cost to apply for residence in Malta.


Our team will guide you through the process of becoming a Maltese Resident whilst the Consultants from Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to find you the right property to fulfil the investment criteria whilst catering for your family needs.

Malta Golden Visa Programme: The Benefits

We understand that getting residence through the Malta Golden Visa Program is a very important decision for your family’s future. CSB Group Advisory Team will assist you in every part of your decision and process your application on time.

The Maltese Golden Visa will give you and your family:

A European Base: for your personal and business life,

Flexibility within the EU: travel within the Schengen area without the need of applying for Schengen Visas.

Asset Diversification: by investing in government bonds and real estate.

Having an alternative residence in Malta is a smart investment for families interested in having a base in Europe, this, in turn, grants families a safe harbour, a Mediterranean lifestyle and top education opportunities.

Family Members

One of the main advantages of the Malta Golden Visa is the flexibility that this brings to families which are from outside the European Union and want to be granted with Residence in Malta by investing in the country.

As we have seen above, there is a contribution per application which covers the family of the main applicant including himself, the spouse and 2 children. Also, and most importantly, parents or grandparents of the main applicant and/or the spouse can apply as dependants, provided that they are not economically active and financially dependant on the main applicant.

An additional fee of EUR5,000 per parent or grandparent dependant applies. For a detailed capital outlay, please contact us.

Schengen Area – The Malta Golden Visa Program

The Schengen Area comprises 26 European states that have officially abolished passport and other types of border control. This effectively works as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy.

On the other hand, the European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located in Europe

What the above means, is that a country can be part of the EU but not of the Schengen area. Malta became an EU member on the 1st of May 2004, whilst is part of the Schengen area since 2007

Being granted with a Malta Golden Visa means that the applicant and his/her dependents will be able to live in Malta and travel within the Schengen area without the need to apply for a Visa. However, if they want to relocate to any other EU country, applicants may consider applying for the Malta Citizenship by Investment program.

How can CSB Group help you acquire a Malta Golden Visa?

With over 30 years of experience in the corporate and financial services industry in Malta, CSB Group is committed to provide top-notch services to Private Clients worldwide. CSB Group, has been providing Investment immigration services to High-Net-Worth families since the inception of these programmes.

A Streamlined Process

The Malta Golden Visa Programme has a processing timeframe which ranges approximately between 8-10 months from the submission of  the application for the issuance of the eResidence cards based on the programme. CSB Group Advisory Team will assist you and your family  every step of the journey to obtain your Malta Golden Visa status.

Also, the Associates from Malta Sotheby’s International Realty will assist you in finding the best and most suitable property on the island to fulfil the investment requirements and your family and investment desires. Malta Sotheby’s can give you access to the finest and most desired properties on the island, guiding you through the path to buying a property in order to fulfil part of the financial investment criteria required to get a Malta Golden Visa.

Need our assistance with European Citizenship by Investment?

Key Contacts

Andres Gutierrez

Investment Migration Advisor

Malcolm Ferrante

Senior Manager Business Development



Fact File

Full Country Name:
Republic of Malta

Capital City:

499,800 (As of 2019)

Euro (€)

Member of the EU:
Since 2004

Total Area SQM in KM:

Official Languages:
Maltese, English

Mediterranean Climate - relatively warm, with a short and wet winter

Life Expectancy:
Male: 80.5 years - Female: 84.7 years (As of 2017)

Interesting Fact:
The University of Malta (1592) is the oldest university in the Commonwealth outside of Britain


We have had the good fortune of working with Andres and his team at CSB on a variety of citizenship and residency matters for our clients. CSB has given us thoughtful and thorough advice and been an invaluable partner. Despite being many time zones and thousands of miles away, Andres and his team are incredibly responsive and willing to speak at any hour of the day. We would certainly recommend them to anyone seeking best-in-class legal advice related to global citizenship and residency issues.

An independent investment office

CSB Group have been loyal partners to our development-stage medical technology company. CSB provides local oversight to our Malta subsidiary that is thorough and compliant. As a result, we have the confidence that a successful development project should yield maximum value for our shareholders.

Fred McCoy


We chose Malta as our new permanent home and CSB Group to help us through the residency process. They went way beyond our expectations treating our application as if it were their own. Their service was nothing short of stellar from understanding our needs preparation of the required documentation, and follow-up phase during a period with the sharpest movement restrictions. Malta deserves a place on every investor’s radar, mostly because of the surprising efficiency permeating the place, efficiency which starts with CSB.

Christian G.


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