Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Schengen Area since 2007.

Malta offers South African investors a very stable political and economic climate, high levels of education and healthcare, and a fantastic Mediterranean lifestyle.

As a testament to Malta’s economic stability, it is the only residency programme that can be financed. Investors have the option of either leasing or buying property, so it is a great alternative for investors who would prefer not to have their capital tied up in property.

Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) has reached its quota and we look forward to their new programme being announced in the coming months.

Malta Residency Malta Citizenship
Citizenship Not possible to apply for citizenship New programme to be announced soon
Immigration Rights Live in Malta and travel freely through Schengen countries
Processing Times 3-4 months
Investment Requirements EUR 250,000 in govt bonds for 5 years (can be financed at a cost of EUR70,000). Purchase of a property @EUR320,000 OR rental @EUR12,000 p.a for 5 years. Contribution EUR 30,000
Return On Investment Return on bond. Capital growth of property
Other Requirements Means test: annual income EUR 100,000 or EUR 500,000 in capital
Exit From Investment Sale of the government bonds. Sale of property on the open market, if to another investor they would also qualify for residency.
Family Children and parents can be included in application
Residency Requirement No residency requirement
Application Process No residency requirement
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