There are several reasons why Malta has always been considered as one of the best places to have a second residency. Malta is a democratic country and a European Union member state with a history of political and economic stability. The island’s low crime rate, the unique archaeological sites, the attractive mediterranean climate, the highly regarded education system, the top-quality healthcare services and other distinctive attributes have helped high-net-worth families choose Malta as their place of residence for their family’s relocation.

This interest has increased further with the introduction of the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP). Why is it so?

Residency for life, for all the family

The validity of a residence permit issued via the MPRP is for life. This Permanent Residence status is retained by children who are currently financially dependant on their parents but might have their own family or employment in the future. In addition, the spouse and future kids of the currently dependant children may also obtain their Maltese Permanent Residence status. This is unlike any other residence by investment programmes where there are age restrictions to include children in the same application.

All the family can apply together in one application (no age limits)

An MPRP application can include the Main Applicant, the spouse, dependant children (without age limitations) and also dependant parents and grandparents. This therefore makes it possible to include up to four generations in one application.

Investment is only required after approval

A major advantage of the Maltese Permanent Residence Programme is that the investment is to be carried out only after the application has been approved. This gives additional security to the applicants who would have received their approval prior to investing. Other residence by investment programmes in Europe require the applicant to make an investment prior to submitting an application.

Permanent Residence is effective on approval

In Malta, the Permanent Residence status is instantly acquired on the approval of an application and therefore applicants do not need to wait for a specific number of years or sit for any language tests in order to obtain permanent residence status.

Visa Free Travel in the Schengen Area

Maltese Permanent Residence permit holders are granted permission to travel to all the Schengen countries for 90 out of 180 days.

No minimum physical stay in Malta

The Maltese Permanent Residence Programme does not impose any annual physical stay in Malta that the applicants need to fulfil while the application is being processed or after being granted approval.

Right to reside and settle permanently in Malta

Many families look for good quality of life, education for their children, access to business opportunities and most of all a stable and safe jurisdiction. This is why numerous families also relocate to Malta after obtaining their Permanent Residence status and immerse themselves in a safe mediterranean lifestyle that the island offers.

MPRP – Financial Requirements

To be eligible for the MPRP, applicants must:

  • Pay a non-refundable government administrative fee of €40,000
  • Pay a government contribution of €28,000 if purchasing a property or €58,000 if renting a property
    • Pay an additional €7,500 government contribution for each parent or grandparent added to the application
  • Make a charity donation of €2,000 to a local NGO or charity organisation.
  • Rent or Purchase Property (The chosen property is to be kept for 5 years):
    • Property Rental
      • Located in Central or North Malta – minimum spend of €12,000 per year
      • Located in South of Malta or Gozo – minimum spend of €10,000 per year


  • Property Purchase
    • Located in Central or North Malta – minimum spend of €350,000
    • Located in South of Malta or Gozo – minimum spend of €300,000
  • Applicants must show that they are in possession of at least €500,000 in assets, out of which €150,000 should be liquid assets.

A Malta Permanent Residence application can be submitted at Residence Malta Agency via a Licensed Agent.

ACC Immigration Advisors (Malta company registration number C-44042) is duly authorised to act as a licensed Malta agent and holds licence number AKM-ACCA.

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