MALTA'S GLOBAL RESIDENCE PROGRAMME (GRP)
The Programme offers Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals the opportunity to apply for a certificate which entitles the applicant and their registered dependents the right to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta, as well as travel within the Schengen area without the need for applying for a visa.
- Applicants of the GRP will be able to work or set up business in Malta and will be taxed at a flat rate of 35% on any income arising in Malta.
- There are no minimum stay requirements. However, they may not spend more than 183 days in any other foreign jurisdiction.
Dependents under the programme include :
- the spouse of the main applicant in a monogamous marriage or in another relationship having the same, or similar status as marriage;
- children (including adopted children) of the main applicant or spouse under 25 years of age;
- parents, grand-parents, or non-family members of the main applicant or spouse provided that they are not economically active, are bona fide members of the household and are fully supported by the main applicant;
Under the programme applicants and their dependents are offered the opportunity to acquire indefinite residential status in Malta subject to the following conditions:
- The applicant must purchase a qualifying immovable property in Malta for an amount of not less than €275,000 or €220,000 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta.
- Alternatively the applicant may rent a property in Malta with a minimum annual rent of not less than €9,600, or €8,750 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta
- Minimum tax to be paid in advance reduced to €15,000 on income declared in Malta, with further income charged at 15%
- A government application processing fee of €6,000 is applicable if a property is purchased in Malta and €5,000 if the property is bought in the South of Malta.
In addition to satisfying the above application requirements, the applicant must also meet the following criteria:
- The main applicant must be 18 years of age or older;
- Applicants and their dependents must be in possession of a valid travel document;
- The applicant and his/her dependents must provide a clean police conduct certificate
- Applicants and their dependents must satisfy all due diligence checks deeming them fit and proper
- The applicant and his/her dependents must hold adequate health insurance covering the EU territory. They will not be entitled to free state health services
- The applicant must be a third country national, i.e. not a citizen of the European Union, EEA or Switzerland
Government, Legal and Professional Fees (excluding Maltese VAT if applicable):
- €6,500 for the main applicant
- €3,500 in respect of spouse (if applicable)
- €3,500 in respect of each child under 18 (if applicable)
- €3,500 in respect of unmarried children aged 18 and over but below 27 (if applicable)
- €3,500 in respect of dependent parent + grandparent aged 55 years of age and over (if applicable)
Residence Card Fees (refundable in case Residence Cards are not applied for)
€500 per person
Bank Charges (not refundable)
€200 per application