Malta: The Next Move for Americans Relocating to Europe

If you have been thinking about relocating to Europe, Malta is a gem worthy of your attention.

With the country’s 300 days of summer and beautiful beaches, Malta is considered by many foreign nationals as a year-round holiday destination. Thus, many of them choose to stay not just as tourists but as residents and citizens. Whether you are planning to relocate to open up a business, for better work opportunities, or just to make a change in scenery, this country has it all.

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT MALTA

PopulationUnder 500,000
Location Malta lies in the central Mediterranean Sea, 93 km (58 mi) south of Sicily and 290 km (180 mi) from the nearest point of the North African mainland
Drives On TheLeft
Official LanguagesMaltese and English
Capital CityValletta
ClimateMediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot dry summers
CurrencyEuro

Malta

BENEFITS OF LIVING IN MALTA

✔️Good weather all-year-round

✔️Visa-free travel to 183 countries

✔️EU Member Country

✔️English speaking country

✔️Low cost of living

✔️No wealth tax

In addition to these benefits, Malta is a great choice for Americans looking to permanently move to Europe. It is a home to a booming expat community that enjoys the hospitality of the local population and the multicultural spirit of the islands.

HOW TO RELOCATE FROM USA TO MALTA, EUROPE

Option 1: Get a Malta Residency Permit

If you want to stay in Malta for more than three months, you will need a permit from the immigration authorities which is granted on specific grounds. Below is a residency program available for US citizens:

- Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP)

  • The Malta Permanent Residence Programme is a residency-by-investment program which entitles a beneficiary to the right to reside in Malta permanently. It is by far one of the most attractive residence programmes available to individuals looking at obtaining permanent residence in an EU country that also forms part of the Schengen Zone.

- Malta Global Residence Programme

  • Malta Global Residence Programme allows people who buy or rent a property in Malta and direct their income to Malta to qualify from a residence permit. In order to qualify for residency, under the new Global Residence Programme, one needs to buy a property of €220,000 or over (if the property is in the South of Malta or in Gozo) or of a minimum value of €275,000 for properties in Central and Northern Malta.

 

Option 2: Obtain a Citizenship by Direct Investment

- Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment Programme

  • Malta Citizenship by Direct Investment allow US citizens, along with their family dependants to obtain citizenship by making a direct investment in the country. This will also grant applicants a Maltese and EU Passport.

 

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