A gem in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta is strategically placed and has links to mainland Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The country is known for its warm climate and approachable natives and has been a top travel destination for decades. While Malta provides the island life that many can only dream of, the country also has a strong economy, booming financial industry, low tax rates, is part of the EU and has a variety of citizenship and residency programs available to non-EU citizens.
The island nation of Malta is located in the center of the Mediterranean sea, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino with a total population of over 450,000 inhabitants. Malta is the largest of the Maltese islands and is the cultural, commercial, and administrative center.
The country is known for its sunny climate, crystal clear seas, friendly natives, and rich history and culture. Its official languages are Maltese and English, however many of the natives also understand Italian and French due to their education system. Its central location has been one of its greatest advantages in Europe, especially for European travel and for shipping and logistics companies due to the comparably low (ship and airplane) registration fees in Malta. Moreover, Malta became a member of the European Union in 2014, offering its citizens opportunities across the EU member states for education, work and living.
The Maltese economy is primarily-focused on services, with the gaming and financial industries being particularly well-established sectors of strong international standing. Malta’s financial industry, in particular, is booming and it is worth noting that there are many international banks, wealth management companies and a well-connected stock exchange present in the country; making registering a company and investment funds attractive in Malta.
Malta tax rates prove to be beneficial for many looking to set up a company in Malta. Corporate tax profit tax rates in Malta can be as low as 5% with the right structuring. Individuals pay only income tax between 0% and 35% on the income which is transmitted to Malta, foreign income which is not remitted to Malta remains income tax-free. Additionally, an added benefit is that Malta’s legislation is in the English language, and therefore can easily be understood by foreigners.
Malta Citizenship and Residency Programs
Maltese Citizenship by Investment Policy
The Malta Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment policy grants foreign individuals and their dependent families to obtain Maltese Citizenship by making a direct investment into the country. This new Citizenship by Investment policy was announced in November 2020 with improved regulations.
Malta Company Set Up Service
Setting up a company in Malta is a fast, simple and direct process for business owners, entrepreneurs and investors. From company registration to sourcing a company office, we have a step-by-step process to set up your company. Find out about all the benefits you can take advantage of when registering a company in Malta.
Malta Permanent Residence Program
The Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP) is the new Residence By Investment program in Malta enabling financially independent persons to attain permanent residency in Malta. It is to be launched in March 2021 and will take the place of the phased-out Malta Residence and Visa Program (MRVP).
Malta Global Residence Program
The Malta Global Residence Program, also known as the GRP, is a residency program designed to increase interest among international citizens who are interested in pursuing a residency in Malta, by offering a special tax status of 15% on the receipt of foreign source income in Malta.
Our Guidance & Assistance
Through our dedicated experience in the field and building our dependable network over the years, we are confident in our abilities to successfully guide and support you through Citizenship and Residency programs.
Citizen Lane respects every client’s unique situation and will be able to discuss details in confidence. We will provide you with comprehensive advice and find the appropriate solution for you and/or your family. Visit us at our offices located in Malta, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, or contact us by phone/email/contact form. Our team is ready to arrange a WhatsApp, Skype, or Zoom call with you.