RSM Malta

Immigration

RSM can provide various services to assist you through the applications of multiple residency and investor programmes, being the Authorised Registered Mandatary through which you can submit the application for one the following programmes: 

1. Malta Residence and Visa Programme 

2. Malta Individual Investor Programme 

3. Global Residence Programme

 

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme, better known as the MRVP, is one of the leading residency by investment programmes in the region reaching milestone after milestone since August 2015. The programme was introduced with the aim of attracting international investment to Malta while granting successful applicants and their families the indefinite right to reside in Malta. Apart from enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle and what is considered as one of the best climates in the world, beneficiaries of the Programme may also benefit from Malta’s source and remittance basis of taxation resulting in advantageous fiscal planning opportunities.

The Programme has also proved to be very attractive to those who seek greater international mobility as successful applicants and their families would enjoy visa-free travel within the Schengen area (with the right to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 6-month period).

Owing to the Programme’s design and specialised assistance offered by RSM Malta, the application process is rendered straightforward and non-bureaucratic. The successful completion of the Programme would mean the issuance of Maltese residence certificate with an indefinite validity.

To qualify, applicants must be able to prove that their annual income is not less than €100,000 per annum (arising outside of Malta) or possess capital of not less than €500,000.

Applicants would need to acquire and hold immovable property situated in Malta or Gozo, for a minimum period of five years, or lease a residential property situated in Malta or Gozo, for a minimum period of five years.

Applicants would also need to make a non-refundable contribution to the Government of Malta and must also invest in Maltese Government stocks (or in other equity securities listed in the official list of the Malta Stock Exchange). Such investment must be held for a minimum period of five years from the date of the issuance of the Maltese residence certificate. It is also possible for applicants to satisfy this obligation by obtaining financing from a licensed financial institution.

For further information on the Malta Residence and Visa Programme, please click here for our brochure or contact us

Malta Individual Investor Programme

Malta’s most sought-after immigration programme, the Malta Individual Investor Programme, opens a window of investment opportunities to high-net-worth individuals with a reputable standing. The Malta Individual Investor Programme, being the first of its kind to be officially recognised by the European Commission, is designed to facilitate the granting of Maltese citizenship by naturalisation accompanied through a thorough due diligence process, to successful applicants and the members of their family who would have been included in the application.

Obtaining Maltese citizenship grants successful applicants numerous benefits, who would enjoy freedom of movement within the European Union and the European Free Trade Association. Maltese nationals enjoy the right to work, live and study in all Members States of the European Union and also enjoy visa-free travel to more than 150 countries including the United States of America, Canada and South Africa.

To qualify, applicants are required to invest in the economic development of Malta through a monetary contribution made to the National Development and Social Fund, which was established by the Maltese Government to provide resources for improvements in various sectors. Through its structured framework, the Programme also stipulates other requirements that would need to be satisfied by the applicants, including the acquisition or letting of residential property in Malta and the investment in Maltese Government issued bonds and shares.

All applications for the Malta Individual Investor Programme may only be submitted by an accredited person – such as RSM Malta. RSM Malta has a team of experienced professionals that are able to assist applicants throughout the application process in terms of the Malta Individual Investor Programme and relocating to Malta.

For further information on the Malta Individual Investor Programme, please click here for our brochure or contact us.

Global Residence Programme

The Global Residence Programme, introduced as part of Malta’s efforts to attract foreign nationals to take up residence in Malta, provides individuals who are not nationals of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland the possibility of applying for a special tax status which, coupled with Malta’s source and remittance basis of taxation, would entitle beneficiaries to a reduced rate of tax of 15% on foreign source income received in Malta.

Foreign sourced income, that is not received in Malta, as well as foreign sourced capital gains whether received in Malta or not, shall not be subject to Maltese tax. Other income that is chargeable in Malta in terms of the Maltese Income Tax Act, such as income derived from employment in Malta, shall be charged at a flat rate of 35%.

Beneficiaries and their dependants, included in the application, shall enjoy the right of visa-free travel within the Schengen area. The special tax status is granted to the main applicant as well as his/her dependants and applies from the year of confirmation of the special tax status until the year of cessation (both years included).

To qualify, applicants shall be able to prove that they are in receipt of a stable and regular resource and must be in possession of a sickness insurance covering the applicant and his dependants in respect of all risks across the European Union normally covered by Maltese nationals.

Applicants shall also be required to acquire or lease an immovable property, located in Malta or Gozo. Applicants and their family members shall be required to establish their principal place of residence in such property.

Applicants must also be able to prove that they are fluent in one of the official languages of Malta (English and Maltese are both official languages).

Beneficiaries in terms of the Programme are also be subject to an annual minimum tax liability of €15,000 upon income arising outside of Malta. Beneficiaries must also not spend more than 183 days in any other jurisdictions and must satisfy the authorities that he/she is a person of good conduct.

For further information on the Global Residence Programme, please click here for our brochure or contact us. 

 

 

 

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