Residency by Investment

Residency By Investment

As high net worth individuals and their families become more mobile, and their business interests expand beyond national boundaries, freedom of movement has never been more important. The concept of Residency by Investment has legitimately caught on in a number of countries seeking to attract talent, entrepreneurship and success.

Malta and Cyprus are well regarded as European financial centres enjoying the sun and sea experience of the Mediterranean within a sophisticated legal framework and business environment. They are ideal for taking up residence or investing with the goal of obtaining Cypriot or Maltese residency.

Residency by Investment in Malta & Cyprus

Comparing the two programmes, consultants have jumped to conclusions and have been quick to side with one or the other. However, they may not be a that there is a straight winner if this is a race. My more restrained opinion is that no one size fits all and each programme has its merits, addressing different aspirations of different investor profiles.

Malta Residency by Investment

The Malta Residency by Investment Programme is a Maltese residence route open to Non EU nationals and their registered dependents who would be granted a Maltese residence permit allowing its beneficiaries a permit which will allow free travel within the Schengen Area. Such residence permit will also grant its beneficiaries the right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta.

Malta Residency by Investment may be granted under an amendment passed in August 2015 to the Maltese Immigration Act, Chapter 217 of the Laws of Malta.  These amendments provided the framework for the enactment of L.N. 288 of 2015. The 'Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations' provide for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to receive Maltese residency on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta.  

Malta Residency by Investment: Eligibility


Malta Residency by Investment: Benefits


Cyprus Residency by Investment

The Cyprus Residency by Investment Programme is a Cypriot residence route open to Non EU nationals and their registered dependents who would be granted a Cypriot residence permit. The Cyprus Permanent Residency Programme has proven widely successful in attracting reputable third country nationals who invest in Cyprus. Such residence permit will grant its beneficiaries the right to permanently reside in Cyprus with no renewal requirements.

Cyprus Residency by Investment: Eligibility


Cyprus Residency by Investment: Benefits



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