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The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations (MRVP) is aimed at third-country nationals individuals and families seeking to reside, settle and stay in Malta. The MRVP is the most convenient solution for Hight Net Worth Individuals and their families seeking to reside in an English speaking country in the European Union.
A revised Malta Residence and Visa Programme
On 29th March 2021, the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) was replaced by a new programme: the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP). Read about the latest programme here.
Introduction to The Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP)
Living the life in an exclusive EU location.
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations is regulated by the Legal Notice 288 of 2015: Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations, 2015, amended by Legal Notice 189 of 2017 issued as subsidiary legislation of the Immigration Act (Cap 217).
Malta had gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and has been a member of the EU since 2004, after a history dating beyond 5000BC, passing from the Phoenicians and Arabs to the Knights of St. John, the French and later to the British Empire.
As a jurisdiction for doing business, Malta offers a straightforward process for company incorporations and a favourable taxation system. Also, as English is the official language, Malta is home for a large ex-pat community where different cultures and likeminded people find their home.
This mix of cultures and open vision has shaped Malta as a location where you can easily find yourself at home with warm welcoming people, a Mediterranean feel and an economy growing strong year after year.
How to acquire residency in Malta via the Malta Residency and Visa Programme - Financial Requirements
Available to Non-EU individuals and their families, The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations subject its applicants to a background check and a financial investment which is summarized as it follows:
- Property Requirement
- Purchase of minimum €270,000 for a property situated in Gozo or in the south of Malta, or €320,000 elsewhere in Malta
- Rental of minimum €10,000 per annum for a property in Gozo or in the south of Malta, or €12,000 per annum elsewhere in Malta.
- Investment Requirement
- Makes an investment of minimum €250,000 in government bonds with a financed option available
- Contribution Requirement
- Making a non-refundable government contribution of €30,000
Proof of a minimum net wealth of €500,000 or a minimum income of €100,000 per annum arising from outside Malta is needed to apply for the Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP).
Our team will guide you through the process of becoming a Maltese Resident whilst the Consultants from Malta Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to find you the right property for your investor’s needs that will fulfil the investment criteria.
Benefits of The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations
Acquiring residence through the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations is certainly a decision which is not to be rushed. CSB Group Advisory Team will assist you in every part of your decision-making journey and process your application smoothly.
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations will give you and your family
- A European Base: for your personal life and business,
- Flexibility within the EU: travel within the Schengen area without the need of a Visa
- Asset Diversification: by making an investment in government bonds and real estate
Getting an alternative residence in Malta through the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations remains the alternative of choice for individuals and families alike. The Malta Residence and Visa Programme is a smart investment for families that can grant them and their children a safe harbour in the EU, with high lifestyle and top education opportunities.
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations allows individuals and their families to acquire residency in one of the safest countries with the lowest crime rates and accessibility to top education.
Eligibility for the Malta Residence and Visa Programme
Non-EU nationals are eligible, but citizens from Afghanistan and North Korea, EEA and Swiss nationals cannot apply for the Malta Residence and Visa Programme.
The dependants that can be included in the application are:
- The spouse or partner of the Main Applicant;
- Unmarried and economically dependent children of the Main Applicant and/or their spouse/partner;
- Parents and grandparents of either the Main Applicant or of their spouse/partner.
Is very important to note that adult dependents must be able to prove that they are not fully economically active and are principally dependent on the Main Applicant.
How can CSB Group help you to acquire a Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations status?
With a history and tradition in Malta, CSB Group operates from Malta providing top-notch services to Private Clients worldwide. Having more than 35 years in the Service Industry has been advising worldwide Private Clients and High Net Worth families in their Investment Immigration needs since the inception of the programmes in the country.
A Streamlined Process
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations have a processing timeframe which ranges approximately between 8-10 months from the submission to the application to the issuing of the eResidence cards. CSB Group Advisory Team will assist you and your family on every step of the journey to your Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations (MRVP) status.
Also, the Associates from Malta Sotheby’s International Realty will assist you in finding the best and most suitable properties on the island that can cover your family needs and investment desire. Malta Sotheby’s can give you access to the finest and most desired properties in the island, guiding you through the path of buying a property in order to fulfil part of the financial criteria required to get a Malta The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations (MRVP) Visa.
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Mediterranean Climate - relatively warm, with a short and wet winter
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