The Malta Golden Visa Permanent Residency (MRVP) is available to residents of Dubai UAE.

What are Malta Residence Visa Requirements for Dubai UAE?

Malta Golden visa (PR) requirement – Dubai UAE

  • Must be at least 18 years old and in Good health.
  • Possess a minimum capital amount of €500K (1.9M AED) out of which €150K (599K AED) must be in the form of financial assets.
  • Invest in a Property worth €350K (1.3M AED) in Malta or €300K (1.1M AED) in Gozo/South of Malta OR a Rental home of at least €12,000 (47K AED) p.a. in Malta or €10,000 (39K AED) in Gozo/South of Malta.
  • Make a government contribution worth €98,000 (391K AED) if renting a property OR €68,000 (271K AED) when purchasing a property.
  • Donate a minimum of €2,000 (7,900 AED) to a local registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic NGO.

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The Malta Golden Visa Permanent Residence Programme is available to Dubai UAE citizens. There is growing demand in moving to Malta from Dubai UAE through Residence Visa.

How long does it take to get a Malta Residency Visa for Emirati citizens?

Maltese Golden visa timeline – Dubai UAE

For an investor from Dubai UAE, the processing time for a Malta residency visa is between 4 to 7 months.

  • Application preparation time – 4 weeks.
  • Residency application submission and Processing time – 4 months.
  • After initial approval, compliance time (Buy House and more) – 3 months.
  • Permanent Residency card is issued at the end.

Details on Malta Residence Visa processing times

How much does Malta Golden Visa Cost for Emirati citizens?

Malta Permanent Residence visa by Investment – Dubai UAE

In 2023, the Minimum investment amount for Malta Golden Visa (PR) is typically over €500K (United Arab Emirates Dirham 1.9M AED).

  • One-time application fee to the Government of €98,000 (391K AED) when renting a property OR €68,000 (271K AED) if purchasing a property, and
  • Property rental in Malta for €10K/€12K (39K/47K AED) per year OR property purchase for €300,000/€350,000 (1.1M/1.3M AED), and
  • Minimum donation of €2,000 (7,900 AED) to a local registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic NGO.

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates is the regulatory body that has the framework and monetary policy for moving assets and money outside of UAE and Dubai.

Details of Malta Residence Visa Costs

What are the benefits of Malta residence for Emirati citizens?

  • No minimum physical presence required.
  • All family members can be included in one application (no age limits for children).
  • Investment is only required after approval.
  • Permanent Residency effective on approval, valid for life for all the family.
  • Visa-free travel within Schengen Area.

Immigration – Malta PR from Dubai UAE

Taxation of New Residents

The basis for taxation under the Maltese tax is based on residence and domicile. Residence for Malta tax purposes shows an intention to reside in Malta indefinitely. It may also be a basis of physical presence in Malta of at least 183 days.

Non-tax residents of Malta or those who are non-domiciled in Malta are taxable only on Malta source income and gains. Non-domiciled Malta residents are taxable on remittance only on foreign source income, not on foreign-source capital. It should be remitted to Malta only and is subjected to a minimum tax of €5,000. The minimum tax applies to individuals and couples who earn at least €35,000 in annual income outside Malta. Income and capital gains in Malta are applicable to personal income taxes.

Capital gains outside Malta will be outside the scope of Maltese tax regardless if remitted to Malta or not. Capital and savings remitted to Malta also fall outside the scope of Maltese tax.

Dubai UAE, Malta Permanent Residence Visa Consultant

EB5 BRICS can help you navigate Malta Golden Residency Programme through our presence in Malta in conjunction with our Malta Legal Partner. Our team speaks English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Phone: +1 (213) 344-5941

Malta Golden Visa for Dubai UAE FAQ

For Dubai UAE, How long does one have to live in Malta to get citizenship?

As a Resident of Malta, You have to live in Malta for six years before you can start an application to become a Maltese citizen by naturalization.

For Dubai UAE citizen, can one buy property in Malta?

A Emirati citizen can buy Real Estate in Malta. Within specially designated areas, you can buy property in Malta without a Acquisition of Immovable Property (AIP) permit. For other areas in Malta, an API permit is needed.