1. Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment

Grants a Maltese passport to all applicants (main applicant and his/her dependents). All future generations of your family will also have a Maltese passport.

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  • Safe and Stable Environment
  • Perfect Business Climate
  • Strong Political Support to Entrepreneurs
  • Attractive Personal & Corporate tax systems
  • Family Protection: all future generations hold Malta Citizenship
  • EUR is official currency
  • English is official language
  • and much more

2. Malta Permanent Residency

This programme grants permanent residency in Malta to all successful applicants, and therefore visa free travel within the EU and the Schengen area. All future children and spouses can be added to the programme at a later stage on payment of an extra fee, thereby granting permanent residency to any new members of your family. This programme is for Non-EU citizens and for 3rd country nationals only. Read more here about how 1st Step can help you with the Malta Permanent Residency Programme

Successful applicants to this programme will:

  • have the right to live permanently in Malta
  • enjoy visa-free travel anywhere in the EU
  • benefit from a safe and stable social, political and 
 business environment
  • extend these benefits to their spouse and children

3. Tax residency

MALTA GLOBAL RESIDENCE PROGRAMME This programme caters for both EU and Non-EU citizens. It does not grant any visa free travel for Non-EU citizens. Once you become a Tax Resident of Malta under this programme, you will need to pay a minimum tax of EUR 15,000 per year or 15% on your remitted income in Malta, whichever is higher. Read more about the Malta Global Residence Programme

This programme is suitable for high net individuals from non-EU and EU countries with a high tax rate on personal income.