If the island life is for you and you’re looking for a place with a strong character, one of the Maltese islands might be a great place for you to settle. It’s one of the most densely populated areas in Europe so you’ll definitely not get lonely. Make friends with locals, who are known for being very friendly, or with one of the 23,000 foreigners from over 150 different countries living in Malta.
People love the islands for the relaxed way of life, low cost of living and of course the beautiful surroundings that offer tons of outdoor and water sports opportunities. And with over 300 days of sunshine a year and short winters, the island is perfect for sun worshipers and those who like a tropical lifestyle. Serious crime is hard to find and a lot of locals still leave their doors unlocked.
Many international companies have offices in Malta, creating specialist jobs that need to be fulfilled by people who speak foreign languages, offering interesting opportunities for immigrants. Another appealing aspect about the island is the attractive tax policies and stable financial and political climate. Maltese health care, the sixth best in Europe, is also free when you’re employed.
Malta is part of the EU so people with citizenship of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) can move, live and work freely in Malta.
Here are some of the ways to live in Malta if you are a citizen of a non-EEA country:
Through your Family
Youth Mobility Visa
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Malta:
If it is EU citizenship you are looking for, you can't go past Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (MIIP). It was the first to be recognised by the EU and after only one short year you can apply for citizenship and a Maltese passport along with the benefits of being a citizen of the European Union. You do not need to live in Malta for this time, however you will need to show that you have established real connections within Malta.
Investment amounts required:
You must also purchase a property with a value of €350,000 or rent a property for at least €16,000 per year.
The passport for Malta allows you to travel to 157 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 24.