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- Investment requirements
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About the program
The Maltese Residency by Investment program started accepting applicants in 2016.
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record.
Applicants are also required to contribute to the economic development of Malta, own or lease property in the country and invest in government stocks or bonds.
Permanent resident status
As a resident of Malta, you will enjoy living in a stable political climate in a highly respected country.
Guaranteed by law
The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2016.
Health & Education
You and your family are entitled to study in schools or universities in Malta. You will also have access to world-class healthcare systems and services.
Malta has one of the lowest taxation rates in Europe with no foreign income tax, inheritance tax and withholding tax on interest earned
Dual Residency permitted
There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted)
- Dependant parents
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
Citizens of good standing and their families may be granted full Malta Permanent Residency under an amendment passed in November 2013 to the Maltese Citizenship Act, Chapter 188 of the Laws of Malta. Applicants are required to contribute to the economic development of Malta, to provide proof of one-year residence in Malta and proof of title of the residential property in Malta.
Q: Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
The Government of Vanuatu does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit Vanuatu before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does Vanuatu provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Vanuatu passport have?
The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.