Amendments to the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations

Legal Notice 189 of 2017 amended the Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations.

LN 189 introduced the requirement to pay an additional €5,000 contribution to the initial general €30,000 contribution, for every parent grandparent or spouse being included in the application.

The definition of dependants now also includes adopted children, who are not yet born or adopted at the time of the application and who are born or are adopted after the issuing of a certificate by the Malta Residence and Visa Agency in relation to that application. Therefore, such children can also enjoy the benefits resulting from that certificate.

Moreover, the criteria for unmarried children was widened. Whilst prior to the amendments this only applied to unmarried children between 18 and 26 years of age, this now covers any unmarried children over 18 years of age without any restriction as to the maximum age.

The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations allow individuals and their registered dependants to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta. Applications must be made with Identity Malta through a registered approved agent or a registered accredited person.  Members of Antelope Group are accredited persons.

Eligible applicants are third country nationals who must be at least 18 years of age, own qualifying property in Malta, invest in a qualifying investment in Malta, and pay in full a contribution as required by the regulation

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