Malta provides a number of opportunities for individuals to establish Malta as their place of residence or in particular cases, as their place of citizenship. Malta is a fully fledged member of the European Union - this notwithstanding, an individual with an intention to settle permanently in Malta is required to follow specific immigration Laws, which are not harmonised throughout Europe.

Citizens of non-EU member states (commonly referred to as third-country national or TCNs), require a visa in order to enter the Maltese Islands. The visa does not automatically provide a right to work in Malta, and accordingly one would need to first determine whether a specific licence or permit is required. Once in Malta, all EU citizens and TCNs are required to apply for a residence permit to cover their entire duration in Malta, if this extends beyond the original period granted by their visa and hence, the process will involve the submission of appropriate application documents to comply with the local requirements.

Malta Individual Investor Programme
The Malta Individual Investor Programme (IIP) is a programme designed to attract High Net Worth foreign Individuals to Malta through the potential acquisition of a Maltese citizenship. The main applicant is entitled to extend his application for his/her dependents. Following a thorough due diligence and the issuance of the approval to obtain a Maltese Citizenship, the applicant, together with his dependents, will automatically benefit from all rights accessible to Malta citizens, including the right to vote in Maltese general elections and VISA-free travel for more than 150 counties including European Union member states. For further inforamtion, please click here

Malta Residence and Visa Programme
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) was introduced by virtue of legal notice 288 of 2015 and is aimed at individuals and their families who are not nationals of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

The MRVP grants international investors or High Net Worth Individuals and their registered dependents the right to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta (an EU Member State) and the right to travel within the Schengen Area of which Malta forms part. The certificate is required to monitored annually for the first five years from its issue and every five years thereafter.

The programme falls under the Immigration Act and is available to both the applicant and their dependents on condition that certain criteria are satisfied. As accredited agents, Camilleri Cassar Advocates can assist and guide prospective applicants through all stages of the application process. For further information, please click here.

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Camilleri Cassar Advocates specialise in supporting individuals who intend to apply for a resident permit, work permit or any other matter touching immigration laws. Should you require any assistance in this regard, please contact us on +356 21 224276 or