A:  (IIP) Individual investor program offering the European citizenship and passport at a one-time investment of approximately 880,000 euro.

B:  (MRVP) Malta Residence and Visa Program,”Golden Visa” offering Malta residency and European travel benefits at a one-time investment of approximately 330,000 euro.

C:  (GRP) Global Resident Program offering Malta reidency and European travel benefits at an annual renewal cost of approximately 15,000 euro per year

A) Malta (EU) Citizenship: Individual Investor Program (IIP).

This program offers Maltese citizenship, the European passport, and all benefits of full EU citizenship. As a EU citizen you are allowed to live, work, study in any of the 26 European Union countries. EU citizenship also grants you access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the EU member nations, as well as visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America.

Main applicants are required to make a 650,000 Euro contribution to the National Development and Social Fund. The contribution for a spouse and minor children is 25,000 Euro each. The contribution for dependent parents over 55 years of age and dependent children between 18 – 26 years of age is 50,000 Euro.

In addition to the contribution, the main applicant must establish a residence in Malta through either (a) purchasing real estate valued at no less than 350,000 Euro or (b) renting a property at no less than 16,000 Euro per year, for a minimum of five years. If purchased, the real estate may be sold after a five year holding period.

Lastly, the main applicant also needs to make an investment of 150,000 Euro in Government approved financial instruments. These securities may also be liquidated after a five year holding period.

NOTE: No contribution or investments need to be paid to the Maltese government before the final approval is issued by the government. This ensures your investments will only become due if and when your application is approved! Our associated attorneys will advise you of the probability of success prior to submitting your application to protect you from filing an application (and making any investments) that might be rejected.
The timeframe for application processing and issuance of the passport can be short as six months if the applicant has already met the one-year residency requirement.

B) Malta Residency: The Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP), also known as the “Malta Golden Visa”, leads to residency (meaning the permission to live in Malta as long as desired), and the option to apply for a work permit.

This program requires a one-time investment and does not need to be renewed each year, which makes it preferable especially for long-term residents and retirees.

The MRVP program requires either (a) purchasing a residence valued at no less than €270,000 EUR or (b) renting a residence at no less than €10,000 per year for five years. The program further requires a non-refundable one-time cash contribution of €30,000 and an investment of €250,000 in government bonds (financing option available) to be held for a minimum of five years.

C) Malta Residency: The Global Residence Program (GRP), offers residency in Malta (meaning the permission to live in Malta as long as desired), free travel to all European countries within the Schengen area, and the option to apply for a work permit. 

Residency status under the GRP program needs to be renewed annually to avoid expiration. This program is desirable especially for applicants who only require temporary EU residency status.

The annual expense, a minimum tax, to renew residency is approximately €15,000. Further, the applicant is required to either (a) purchase local real estate valued at no less than €220,000 or (b) rent a residence (house or apartment) at an annual lease of no less than €8,750.

NOTE: Neither the MRVP nor the GRP residency programs lead to EU citizenship, nor do these programs result in receiving a European passport.