KSi Malta, as an accredited agent, and holder of licence number AKM-KSIM-21, is licenced to provide services directly in relation to the Malta Permanent Residence Programme. We shall assist you throughout the whole process to meet any requisite required under the relevant Maltese regulations.

About Malta

Total Area316 km2
PopulationApprox 450,000
LanguagesEnglish and Maltese
CurrencyEuro (EUR

Malta has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004 and is a stable, neutral and highly respected country. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese archipelago has risen to be one of Europe’s leading investment locations, driven by its reputation for stability, predictability and security. This has made Malta stand out among other global business and financial centres.

The island nation comprises of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino, with a total population of over 500,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 km2. The national language is Maltese, but the official languages of the country are both Maltese and English. Malta boasts an excellent climate, friendly people, and a low crime rate. 

The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP) Regulations were implemented in 2021 under the Immigration Act (Cap. 217) and they replace the previous successful Malta Residence and Visa Programme.These Regulations allow duly qualified, reputable third country nationals (non-EU, EEA or Swiss nationals) and their families, who make a contribution to the economic development of Malta, to be granted a Maltese Permanent Residence Permit, allowing the individuals the right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta, with free movement of travel within the Schengen area. 

Qualifying Criteria 

The Main Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to qualify and: 

  • Be in receipt of stable and regular resources which are sufficient to maintain himself/herself and his/her dependants without recourse to the social assistance system of Malta;
  • Must have assets amounting to at least €500,000, out of which a minimum of €150,000 must be in the form of financial assets.
  • Be in possession of a valid travel document (same requisite applicable for dependants);
  • Possess clean criminal records (same requisite applicable for dependants);
  • Demonstrate that s/he does not suffer from a contagious disease or a health condition that could become a significant burden on the Maltese health system (same requisite applicable for dependants)

Dependants – In addition to the main applicant, the programme also covers (at no additional commitments):

  • Spouse
  • Children less than 18 years of age
  • Unmarried children above 18 years of age who are still dependant on the main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of main applicant or spouse who are still dependant on the main applicant
  • Children over 18 years of age who are certified by a recognised medical professional as having a disability in terms of the Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act

The commitments which are necessary to qualify for this programme are:

  • Payment of a non-refundable administrative fee of €40,000 covering all involved parties;
  • Payment of a Government contribution fee of €28,000 if purchasing a property in Malta or €58,000 if leasing a property in Malta;
  • Acquisition of property in Malta worth at least €350,000 (if North of Malta) or€300,000 (if Gozo or South of Malta). Rather than acquired, property could be rented at a minimum of €12,000 annually (if North of Malta) or €10,000 annually (if Gozo or South of Malta). Property is to be held for a minimum of 5 years, after which a residential property is required;
  • A donation of €2,000 to a registered Voluntary Organisation in Malta;
  • Sickness Insurance Policy covering all risks across Malta;
  • Where applicable, payment of an additional €7,500 for each additional parent or grandparent of the Main Applicant and/or spouse who is principally dependant on the Main Applicant

Key Advantages

  • Residence in an EU member state that is neutral, stable and highly respected
  • The right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta
  • A very straightforward application process
  • Freedom of movement within Europe’s Schengen Area and security within its social and legal system
  • Family members can be included

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