Malta: Permanent Residence Program (Investment Visa)

Malta's Permanent Residence Program is one of the few available for property renters as well as real estate investors, with a path to citizenship.



Property investors and renters can get permanent residency in Malta, with an eventual path to E.U. citizenship. They can also bring up to four generations of their family.

Malta’s capital, Valletta, is among the sunniest cities in Europe, with close to 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. But Malta is more than just sunshine and beaches, as it is home to some of Europe’s oldest and most fascinating history. 

The walled city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital, has been inhabited for 4,000 years. Called the “Silent City” because it is closed to cars, Mdina charms visitors with unique shops and unassuming cafes tucked into its mazelike sandstone alleys.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 140.01 Mbps download/20.28 Mbps upload

Mobile: 52.78 Mbps download/13.91 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 25 globally 


$595,000+ net worth ($179,000 of which must be in financial assets)

For property purchase: $369,000 in real estate in South of Malta or Gozo, $417,000 in the rest of Malta

For property rental: $12,000 annual rent in South of Malta or Gozo, $14,300 in the rest of Malta

Property must be held for 5 years.


Government contributions vary according to investment path:

Applications must be made through an agency, and agent fees vary.

Application Process

Apply through a registered agency.

Documents Required

Other documents may be requested.

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