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The Malta Ordinary Residence Programme is an attractive option for residence in Malta. Malta Ordinary Residence allows permit holders the right to reside and work in Malta, transfer their tax residence to Malta, and also travel freely across the Schengen area. Healthcare and education of a high standard are available for families in Malta. 

Who is eligible for this scheme?

Nationals from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland are eligible for Malta Ordinary Residence.

What are the conditions for a person to apply for Ordinary Residence in Malta?

In order to apply for this scheme, a person must have a stable and regular income which is sufficient to maintain them and their dependants. They must have valid travel documents and health insurance for themselves and their dependants. They must be a person of good standing and be able to communicate in English or Maltese. 
This scheme also requires the applicant to hold a qualifying property (either through rental or through ownership), and occupy this property as their primary residence.

A rental property must have the minimum annual lease of:

  • €9600 if it is located in Malta
  • €8750 if it is located in the South of Malta or in Gozo

An owned property must have the minimum purchase price of:

  • €275,000 if it is located in Malta
  • €220,000 if it is located in the South of Malta or in Gozo

What are the benefits of Ordinary Residence in Malta?


Ordinary Residence allows a person and their dependants the right to live and work in Malta. This is an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy a Mediterranean lifestyle with sun, sea, and an overall high quality of life. Malta offers a safe, tax-efficient jurisdiction in which to do business. The island’s air and sea links with the rest of Europe and Northern Africa make it easy to travel, and ordinary residence includes the ability to travel freely in the Schengen area.

Tax Rate

Another significant benefit of Ordinary Residence is the 15% tax rate. This applies to income arising outside of Malta which is received in Malta, with a minimum tax payment of €15,000 each year. This rate applies to the beneficiary, their spouse, and their children. Any other income is taxed at 35%. Persons may apply for tax relief under Malta’s double taxation agreements. 

The Malta Ordinary Residence Programme is the right choice for those looking for a sunny lifestyle, an attractive tax rate, and excellent health and education options for their families. Applications for Ordinary Residence permits are generally processed quickly, resulting in a residence card within 6-8 weeks. Get in touch with us to start your journey to Ordinary Residence in Malta.

Get in touch with us to learn more about the Malta Ordinary Residence Programme and how to apply.