Residency Programmes

A growing number of individuals are attracted to Malta every year for a number of reasons. It is an ideal location to expand their business; to retire with peace of mind; to invest; to buy luxurious but affordable property; and to relocate with their family in the smoothest way possible.

Maltese immigration law provides a number of Malta Residence Programmes open to EU and non-EU nationals.

Malta Residence Programme options present the opportunity to individuals and families to relocate to Malta or to hold residency status in Malta for various reasons.

Malta Permanent Residency Programme (MPRP) – Learn More

The latest development from the old MRVP programme, open to all third country nationals (a person who is not a citizen of an EU or EEA country) and their dependents who meet certain qualifying criteria.

Long-Term Residence Programme

A long term residence permit is available for Third Country Nationals who are legally residing in Malta and who qualify for this status, valid for a period of five years.

Global Residence Programme (GRP)

A residency and tax programme which provides favourable tax incentives to non-EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their families, who decide to take up residence in Malta. GRP permit holders are not legally bound by minimum stay requirements, however, they are not permitted to spend more than 183 days in another jurisdiction.

The Residence Programme (TRP)

The TRP allows EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their families to live in Malta with the added benefit of acquiring a tax residence permit. They are also not bound by minimum stay requirements, but may not spend more than 183 days in another jurisdiction.

Malta Retirement Programme (MRP)

Applicable to retirees from the EU, EEA and Swiss countries who fulfil certain criteria and who can benefit from special tax status when remitting their pensions to Malta.

Economic Self Sufficient (ESS)

This programme offers a five year residence card to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and a progressive tax rate of between 0% – 35% on income generated in Malta, or remitted to Malta.


Please Note: Community Malta Agency and Residency Malta Agency have suspended, until further notice, the processing of citizenship and residency applications for nationals of the Russian Federation and Belarus. Click here for the full press release.

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    David Borg

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    A Chartered Accountant and co-founding partner at ARQ. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and the Malta Institute of Accountants. He is also a Member of the Malta Institute of Taxation and the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.