PwC Malta can help you establish what residence and immigration opportunities are available to you and your family and how to make the most out of them

Malta’s geographical location, Mediterranean climate, security, connectivity, and standard of living make it a desirable place to settle. Malta’s employment and commercial opportunities, including a business-friendly tax system and being a Schengen country make it an increasingly popular choice for both EU and non-EU citizens.

Our specialised team can help you and your family with your move and making sure that you are compliant with all the relevant rules.

Does this apply to you?

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national and you are planning to stay in Malta for more than 90 days, you may be required to apply for a Maltese residence permit which reflects your immigration position in Malta.

If you are a third country national (i.e., not an EU/EEA/Swiss national), you will likely require authorisation/permits before entering. Additional permits/licences may also be required to be obtained depending on the purpose of your stay in Malta.

What are the different types of residence permits?

The type of residence permit that you qualify for broadly depends on the purpose of your stay in Malta and what you want to achieve. Our team of professionals can help you identify which application would best suit your current and future plans, minded of all the relevant tax implications (in Malta and elsewhere).

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals have the right to reside in Malta when exercising their rights on grounds such as:

  1. Employment and Self employment
  2. Economically self-sufficient 
  3. Permanent Residence
  4. Family members
  5. Students
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Similar grounds exist for third-country nationals in certain circumstances.

How we can help

Our team can help you and your family comply with all the relevant local immigration requirements and obligations. Our bespoke services include helping you:

  • To identify the specific type of residency that is available to you, and obtain it,

  • Deal with the Maltese immigration authorities,

  • With pathfinding services (e.g., accommodation, schools, health matters),

  • With obtaining a VISA for entry, and

  • Understand what your fiscal, tax and legal obligations may be, either in Malta or elsewhere.

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Bernard Attard

Bernard Attard

Tax Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6726

Annamaria Mifsud

Annamaria Mifsud

Senior Manager, Tax, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 4157

Wendy Farrugia

Wendy Farrugia

Manager, PwC Malta

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