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Becoming a Resident of Malta can prove to be valuable for you and your family in many ways. But the important question which arises is, How can you become a resident of Malta?
The global residence program grants special tax status in Malta, Maltese residence permit to holders and the possibility of double taxation relief.
The MRVP can grant you and your family the right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta. It is done by issuing you with a lifetime Permanent Residency Certificate together with a Malta residence card.
Ever wondered what the difference between domicile and residency is? Find out here as we clear up the common confusion from our team of experts.Learn More →
On 28th September 2012, the government of Malta launched a special tax status for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with the exclusion of Maltese nationals, who are in receipt of a pension, as defined, provided that certain conditions are met.
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Answer: Third country nationals are eligible, excluding nationals from Afghanistan and North Korea, EEA and Swiss. In the future, applications from other countries may also be excluded in accordance with Government policies.
Answer: Yes. A parent or grandparent of the Main Applicant or of his/her spouse, who proves to the satisfaction of the Minister that he/she is not economically active and is principally dependent on the Main Applicant, is eligible as a dependent. If a grandparent is applying as a dependent, proof that shows the link between the grandparent and the Main Applicant/spouse has to be provided (such as a ‘family-tree’ through birth certificates of the Applicant/spouse, the birth certificate of the respective parent, and then the grandparent). An additional fee of €5,000 per parent and grandparent applies.
Answer: No. The Malta Residence and Visa Program are only open to the Main Applicant and his/her family dependents.
Answer: The €30,000 covers the Main Applicant, Spouse and children who, upon submission of application, are not married and not economically active. For parents and grandparents of the Main Applicant and Spouse, an additional fee of €5,000 applies. A residence card processing fee applies when a residency card is issued or renewed. The fee is of €137.50 per person for the initial 5 years and €27.50 per year for renewals.
Answer: The Residency Certificate does not expire provided all the requirements are adhered to. The Residency Card is valid for 5 years or until the cut-off dates, which have been set at ages 14 and 18.
Answer: Yes, this is possible however; they are to be added to the application after the Residence Certificate is issued. An application pack must be submitted containing the following documents:
- MRVP7, signed in the presence and by the Commissioner for Oaths
- Evidence of KYC
- Birth Certificate
- Change of Name (if applicable)
- ID Card or equivalent
- Marriage/Divorce Certificates
- Military Records (If Applicable)
- A certified true copy of the full International Passport
- Police Certificate (if applicable).
Answer: L.N.288 of 2015 does not mention Government Bonds and Stocks. For the time being, the Qualifying Investment will consist of Government Stocks or Funds that invest exclusively in Malta Government stocks, equivalent to €250,000 (Market Value). These stocks/bonds can be purchased from a suitable stockbroker. MRVA will need a receipt or a certified true copy of the purchase agreement.
The applicants are required to invest exclusively in debt or equity securities listed on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange. Investment in these securities may also be achieved through an investment in collective investment schemes that are licensed and are on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange. This investment can be purchased from a suitable stockbroker. MRVA will need a receipt or a certified true copy of the purchase agreement.
Answer: An applicant may open an account at his/her discretion.
Answer: This does not fall within the remit of MRVA. The matter is to be discussed with a qualified stockbroker and/or banking institution.
Answer: This has to be tackled with a qualified stockbroker and/or banking institution. MRVA would need a certificate confirming this investment.
Answer: Yes he may sell the qualifying investment after 5 years and still retain his Maltese residency on condition that other requirements stipulated in L.N. 288 of 2015 are still met.
Answer: This is at the discretion of the Bank.
Answer: Yes, they are.
Answer: No. The Applicant has to own/lease property and submits the relevant documentation after receiving the Letter of Approval in Principle. However, a property that would have been leased/purchased before the application submission and which satisfies the rules found in L.N.288 of 2015 regarding the Qualifying Property, is still acceptable.
Answer: Yes, during the first five years the Beneficiary can sell the qualifying property and buy/lease a new property as long as he continuously satisfies the qualifying property conditions. There MUST be no gaps between the end date of the previous lease/ownership and the new lease/ownership. He would have to inform the RAP/RAA who in turn should inform MRVA. A certified true copy of the purchase/lease agreement of the new qualifying property has to be submitted to MRVA as evidence.
Answer: No the Beneficiary does not have to commit himself not to sell the qualifying property. This can be sold as long as it is replaced by another qualifying property. The monitoring happens on an annual basis for the first 5 years through the submission of a Form MRVP5 - Official Compliance Form, which is to be signed by the Beneficiary and the RAP/RAA and submitted by the RAP/RAA to MRVA. After the first five years, monitoring will happen once every five years.
Answer: No, these are not accepted as a Qualifying Property. The Main Applicant must lease or purchase a residential property.
Answer: Yes restrictions do apply. No hotels, no offices, etc. The Main Applicant should lease or purchase a residential property that is fit to live in (e.g., a house, apartment or maisonette that is finished – i.e., not in shell or semi-finished condition).
Answer: Yes, the acquisition of immovable property permit is still required.
Answer: The Beneficiary is not obliged to retain possession of the Qualifying Property stipulated in the respective legal notice. However, to retain residence he must provide a suitable residential address.
Answer: Yes, it is possible, as long as the qualifying criteria are satisfied in both stages.
Answer: This is at the discretion of the Bank.
Answer: The declaration is part of form MRVP1, which needs to be signed before a Commissioner for Oaths.
Answer: Co-ownership is acceptable. However, as regards the €500,000 capital assets for the qualifying criteria purposes, only the portion of the evaluation value that pertains to the Main Applicant, and if part of the initial application that portion pertaining to the Spouse and the children where applicable.
Answer: The amount is applicable to the Main Applicant only.
Answer: No the amounts do not change with the number of persons covered under one application.
Answer: No, monitoring of assets will only be conducted on the Main Applicant and is not applicable to dependents. The declarations will be made through the submission of form MRVP5 Official Compliance Form, which is to be signed by the Beneficiary in front of a Commissioner for Oaths, the Commissioner for Oaths himself, and the RAP/RAA and submitted by the RAP/RAA to MRVA. The Beneficiary and the Commissioner for Oaths sign to endorse that the information submitted is true, factual and correct. The RAP/RAA signs for administrative purposes only. After the first five years, monitoring will happen once every five years.
Answer: Yes, they are different, distinctive requirements. Clients should provide:
- €250,000 in Qualifying Investment
- Property valued at €270,000/€320,000 or rent of €10,000/€12,000 pa +
- Capital of €500,000 and/or €100,000 (arising outside Malta) income per annum.
Answer: Yes, as long as there is enough information on the employer. Evidence, such as salary slips or contract of employment showing the annual salary would suffice.
Answer: The Statement of Source of Funds and Wealth has been incorporated in form MRVP2. Also, a bank statement of the Applicant’s main account for the last 3 months from which the Initial Fee and the Final Contribution fee will be remitted is required.
Answer: Yes these documents are acceptable as long as they are issued from a reputable company or an official entity. These documents will accompany the necessary MRVP forms, including form MRVP2 in which the statement of Source of Funds and Wealth has been incorporated. MRVA is interested in the ‘individual’ financial capabilities and the Applicant must convince the Board that he/she has enough funds to sustain him/herself and dependents. What is important is that reliable evidence is presented to sustain the Applicant’s declaration.
Answer: Only the Main Applicant is to provide proof of income (€100,000 arising outside Malta annually and/or ownership of €500,000 in kind or in cash).
Answer: This declaration is part of the latest version of form MRVP1, which is now considered as an affidavit, and hence is submitted as part of the application pack.
Answer: Yes, an architect’s appraisal is acceptable and real estate can form part of the Main Applicant’s capital requirement.
Answer: Although the spouse is considered as a dependent, nothing precludes him/her from being in possession of certain assets and of sources of income.
Answer: The RAP/RAA is responsible for introducing reputable Applicants, hence the need to ensure that RAP/RAA supports MRVA by forwarding printed reports with regard to enquiries conducted from reliable sources on potential Beneficiary and all dependents over the age of 14. Other information that could be provided by RAP/RAA will facilitate MRVA to conduct a proper due diligence assessment. RAP/RAAs must remember that they should keep evidence of their investigations, for which they are solely responsible.
Answer: These have to be submitted upon application stage.
Answer: A list has been introduced in the Application and Documentation Guidelines available on the MRVA website.
Answer: No. We require such certificates at application stage and they may be submitted either as original or certified true copies of originals. These documents should be either apostilled or legalized, as the case may be. If such documents are in a language other than English these should be translated to English. Translations done abroad should be apostilled or legalized. Translations done in Malta should be carried out by a registered translator.
Answer: As per Articles 6.2.a and 7(b) of L.N.288 of 2015, the first preference is a police certificate issued by the Malta police as well as a police certificate issued by the competent authorities (federal or national) in the country of origin and in the country or countries of residence where the Main Applicant has resided for a period of more than six months during the last ten years. Only in exceptional cases, where it is proven to the satisfaction of MRVA that such a certificate is not obtainable, we would require an affidavit from a Police Official and/or a Government Entity in his/her country of origin or where he has resided for a period of more than 6 months in the last 10 years, confirming that good faith attempts were made by the Applicant to obtain the required certificates. Moreover, another separate sworn affidavit made by the Applicant and any dependents, declaring a clean criminal record is required.
Answer: No, it is not required.
Q5. Would a Main Applicant need to submit a copy of divorce certificates, signature and copy of passport of the divorced partner(s) in case of dependent children?
Answer: No, there is no need for any documents prior to setting up an appointment. The RAP/RAA must simply ensure that all documents stipulated in the guidelines/application forms, are provided to MRVA on submission of application pack.
Answer: It is at the discretion of the RAP/RAA and the Applicant to agree on the form of the representation agreement, which is our case has to be a fully-fledged Power of Attorney.
The following points must be included in the POA:
1. Date of POA;
2. Details of Main Applicant i.e. full name, passport number and country of issuance and residing address;
3. Details of RAP/RAA being appointed attorney i.e. full name, ID Card number and residing address;
4. Validity to cover the full duration of the application process, from submission to collection of Residence Certificates and Residence Cards;
5. Signature of Grantor;
6. Signature of Attorney, and
7. Details of Witness i.e. full name and signature, passport number and country of issuance.
Answer: If the Main Applicant’s shareholding exceeds 15% of the total shareholding in a publicly listed company, the company documents are required.
Answer: We require documentary evidence of every residential address the applicants included are residing at.
Answer: No, only residence permits which are still valid at the time of application need to be submitted, for Main Applicant and all dependents.
Answer: The Main Applicant must declare this in an affidavit. It is recommended that any documentary evidence that corroborates this declaration is submitted with the application pack together with the affidavit.
Answer: Yes, they would be eligible. However, the Main Applicant must still provide an affidavit confirming that the afore-mentioned parents or grandparents are his/her or her dependents.
Answer: No, there is no specific template. However, it is advisable to make use of the wording found in LN288 of 2015.
Answer: The declaration in Part C on the MRVP 1 Form suffices.
Answer: Yes, it is covered by Part E of form MRVP3. It is recommendable that a copy of the licence or equivalent is included with form MRVP3.
Answer: Part C in the form MRVP 1 and parts A or B, as applicable, in the form MRVP 4 suffices. No additional requirements are needed unless specified by the MRVA Unit.
Answer: No more documents are required as this has been incorporated in form MRVP2. Hence the information requested in Form MRVP2 should suffice.
Answer: The minimum coverage of health insurance is of €30,000 (thirty thousand Euros) per individual. It is important to submit the endorsement letter, or equivalent, clearly listing details of cover, including:
1. List of persons insured
2. Minimum cover per person per annum
3. Covers all EU countries
4. Validity of cover has to be of a minimum of 1 year, renewable
5. Not a travel Policy
6. Covers full hospitalization
7. No exclusions in cover
Answer: Yes, we have already encountered similar occurrences. Official documents/notarial certificates originating in China have to be legalized, meaning that such documents have to be certified by the foreign ministry of China and subsequently have to be certified by either the Maltese Embassy in Beijing or the Maltese Consulate in Shanghai. Several Applicants have already done this without encountering issues.
Answer: We shall accept application however during its processing they would still need to provide such certificates, or the family book, or equivalent, wherever this is produced. Each case will be dealt with on its own merits.
Answer: A self-declaration, has to be signed and dated by the issuer and has to be submitted in original. Any self-declarations not in English must be translated to English.
Translations done abroad have to be apostilled/legalised. Translations done locally do not need to be apostilled/legalised but have to be carried out by a Malta-registered translator.
Answer: No, there is no age threshold.
Answer: In the case of business ownership, whether in part or in full, this is required whatever the declared employment status is.
Answer: Evidence of employment is required when the Main Applicant has declared that he is not self-employed.
Answer: In the case where the Main Applicant is both self-employed and not self-employed, he has to mark both options in Part C of form MRVP2 and has to produce evidence on both his/her employment and his/her self-employment.
Answer: In the case of minors who are less than 12 years old on the date of application, the tick boxes in Part B and all of part C have to be completed. In the case of a minor dependent who is between 13 and 18 years, Part B and Part C have to be completed. In the case of an adult dependent Part A is to be completed. Part C1 is to be filled in and signed by the Main Applicant or the Spouse, who is to select in which role he/she is submitting the form by selecting Main Applicant or Spouse in the appropriate Field. If he/she has sole custody, he/she has to denote this by ticking the box denoting sole custody. Part C2 is to be filled in by the other parent/legal guardian of the minor unless the other parent has sole custody. Again, this person (other parents/legal guardian) has to tick whether he/she is the Main Applicant, the Spouse or a Non-Applicant in relation to the minor whose details are written on the form.
Answer: Form MRVP1, which is to be submitted upon application stage, and Form MRVP5, which is to be submitted at Compliance Stage, are to be signed in front of a Commissioner for Oaths (or whoever is empowered to administer oaths in the respective jurisdiction), who has to stamp, sign and date the form. Moreover, both the Main Applicant and the Commissioner for Oaths have to initial each page.
Answer: The form should suffice as long as it is accompanied by the patient’s identification document which is stamped, signed and dated by the examining physician.
Answer: National and international hospitals are accepted. There is no need for an apostille.
Answer: Whoever is empowered to administer oaths in the respective jurisdiction, and we have official confirmation that this is the case, can witness the signature on Form MRVP 1 and other affidavits. A commissioner for oaths could also be available in local Courts of Law. It is to be remarked that all signatures should bear the stamp of office and any other relevant details.
Answer: No. The RAP/RAA will submit the application on behalf of the client. The RAP/RAA is to remain throughout the entire meeting where a pre-screening of the application is done and a receipt is issued.
Answer: The €5,500 have to be transferred via an electronic bank transfer into account number 40024744878 in the name of “MRVA” with Bank of Valletta plc. At the time the application pack is accepted by MRVA, a request for payment is handed over to the RAP/RAA, who is to affect payment within 3 working days, quoting the MRVA Application Reference number.
Answer: MRVA does not need a copy of the “Letter of Engagement”. What is actually required, is a valid Power of Attorney clearly granting the rights to the Attorney to handle the application until the date of the finalization of the relevant application process.
Answer: Yes, please follow the provided Filing Order in the Application and Documentation Guidelines found on the MRVA Website.
Answer: Yes: it has to be a certified true copy and translated if not in English. Moreover, if translations are done abroad these need to be apostilled/legalised. Translations done in Malta should be carried out by a certified translator.
Answer: The affidavit of dependency should suffice but any supporting evidence would facilitate the process.
Answer: It is at the discretion of the respective RAP/RAAs/individuals to decide which fees to charge their clients.
Answer: We require an introductory letter of the prospective Applicant from the RAP/RAA. The Main Applicant may also opt to forward a letter of intent.
Answer: There is no problem with producing one marriage certificate (or a certified true copy) for a wedded couple. However, all divorce certificates must be submitted.
Answer: In certain cases a written signed declaration is needed, as in the declaration of wealth/income, for example. In other cases, and this is specifically stated, an affidavit is required. For example, when Main Applicant declares that the dependents over 18 years are economically dependent on him/her.
Answer: Yes, the Commissioner for Oaths is a suitable person for this function.
Answer: A receipt of the application pack is given to the RAP/RAA who is also requested to pay the initial fee of €5,500. Once these fees are received by MRVA, due diligence checks on the Main Applicant and dependents are conducted. If this is successful, the application is presented to the board and, if approved, a Letter of Approval in Principle is issued by MRVA. Following this process, the Main Applicant will need to buy/lease the Qualifying property, buy the Qualifying Investment and purchase the necessary Health Insurance Cover. The Main Applicant will be allowed a time-frame of three months from the receipt of the Letter of Approval in Principle. Once the Main Applicant provides all the documentation, MRVA will issue a Letter of Final Approval to the Main Applicant (AKA beneficiary), inviting him/her and his/her dependents to call at our offices for the capturing of biometric data. Once the biometrics are captured, and all residency forms collected, the green files are prepared by MRVA for each applicant to be submitted to the DCEA. DCEA will be responsible for the registration, approval and printing of the cards. This process is currently taking around 1 week per application. Within 3 to 5 days MRVA will issue the Residence Certificate, provided that all documentation is finalized and deemed acceptable to the agency.
Answer: As long as all requirements stipulated in LN288 of 2015 will continue to be met, the Residency Certificate will not have an expiry date. The Residency card, which will reflect the said immigration position, will be initially valid for a period of five years, renewable. In cases where a Residency Card is issued to a minor of less than 14 years, and the minor turns 14 within the “normal” 5-year card validity, the expiry date of such minor’s card will fall due one month after his/her 14th birthday. The same applies when dependent turns 18 years of age.
Answer: Yes, children are exempt from bio-metrics up to the age of 2. However, form ID2 together with 2 certified passport size photos need to be submitted for each child. With regards to people with disabilities, each case will be decided on its own merits.
Answer: Yes. Each individual has to pay €27.50 per year to have the Residence Card renewed.
Answer: Although 3 sets of biometric data are captured for each Applicant, thus having 2 extra sets in file, the extra sets might be used up in case of technical issues, and/or in case of a change of address and/or in case of a loss of card during the validity of the card. In such circumstances, Applicant and/or his/her dependents will be required to come to Malta for bio-metric data capturing. In cases where a Residency Card is issued to a minor of less than 14 years, and the minor turns 14 within the “normal” 5-year card validity, the expiry of such minor’s card, will fall due one month after his/her 14th birthday. The applicant will be required to visit our offices to have his/her bio-metrics data captured in order to include the fingerprints. The same applies when dependent turns 18 years of age.
Answer: MRVA cannot provide any support to applicants obtaining a Visa. The agency can only confirm that the applicant has applied for a Residency card under MRVP.
Q8. Will the commencement of lease need to be as close to the appointment of submission of final documents as possible?
Answer: Ideally the Lease Agreement should commence closest to the submission of the final proofs. The same applies to the Health Policy. We apply a tolerance period of a maximum of 3 months.
Q9. Is the health policy required to be submitted together with other requirements once an application has been approved?
Answer: Yes, the Health Policy endorsement or its equivalent together with the NHS declaration, have to be submitted at the Final Proof Stage.
Q10. After acceptance of the application, where do the Applicants have to provide the Bio-metric data? Does the whole family have to travel to Malta?
Answer: After the Letter of Final Approval, the Main Applicant and all dependents have to travel to Malta to have their Bio-metric data captured. However, at the discretion of MRVA and given certain conditions, Bio-metric data capturing can also be done abroad. In the latter case, the trip and accommodation for the MRVA member that will be administering biometrics abroad are to be financially provided for and covered by the applicants and the Main Applicant and Dependents would have to travel to Malta to pick up the cards in person and sign the Subscriber’s Agreement at DCEA.
Answer: This obligation is no longer required.
Answer: Yes, a foreigner may submit an application for the acquisition of Maltese Citizenship by naturalisation after continuously residing in Malta for a period of five years. He/she should have resided in Malta throughout the twelve months immediately before the date of application and four years out of the preceding six-year period. He has to be knowledgeable in spoken/written English & Maltese, of sound mind and of good conduct.
The Minister has the discretion, according to the Law, to grant or refuse the application. It does not, therefore, mean that if such person satisfies the said conditions he/she would be automatically granted citizenship by naturalisation. The Minister’s decision is based on internal policies, whereby amongst other requirements, the number of years could also be a feature in the examination of the relative request.
Answer: There is no minimum presence required.
Answer: L.N. 288 of 2015 does not entitle the Beneficiary to any employment licences. Beneficiary still needs to apply for a work permit through normal procedures.
Answer: The Beneficiary and/or dependents can apply for a work permit by submitting an application for a ‘work permit’ through the normal channels. Kindly note that dependents are only eligible to work after the issuance of Residency Cards
Answer: The Beneficiary or spouse can apply, through the competent authorities, to launch a business in Malta as long as they satisfy the prevailing legislation. A dependent can also take this route without losing his/her residency rights.
Answer: This Programme doesn’t carry any tax grants and/or incentives. The statutory tax applies and it is recommended to seek the advice of a tax consultant.
Answer: No, under the MRVP a minor is not entitled to free education. However, if the Main Applicant acquires a work permit, his/her children would be entitled to free primary and secondary education in state schools.
Answer: The MRVP does not grant the Beneficiary any employment rights in the Schengen Area. Therefore, he or she will need to apply for a work permit in the Schengen country according to the provisions of that particular country.
Answer: Holders of the MRVP residency card may only travel to Schengen countries and for a maximum period of 90 days within a 180-day period. The traveller should invariably carry a valid travel document and the Residence Card.
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Answer: No, the 27-year threshold is no longer in effect.
Answer: No, they do not lose their MRVP residence status as long as they satisfy the regulations of the L.N.288 of 2015, amended by L.N.189 of 2017.
Answer: The fact that he/she sells the bond and does not adhere to the qualifying property agreement, the client will automatically lose his/her status and this applies vice versa, that is, if he/she relinquishes his/her certificate, there will be no obligations to fulfil. If a Beneficiary relinquishes and/or loses his/her residency rights, any dependents benefiting from residency rights through the same certificate will automatically lose their residency rights.
Answer: The Official Compliance Form (MRVP 5), which is referred to in the Guidelines, is an official form that the Beneficiary will have to fill in once a year for the first 5 years, and once every 5 years thereafter and the RAP/RAA being responsible for the submission of such form along with the respective required documents. The OCF is in itself a declaration that the clients’ obligations are being satisfied according to regulations. This form has to be filled in and signed by the Beneficiary and a commissioner for Oaths. The RAP/RAA’s responsibility is to ensure that this form is submitted to MRVP together with all the supporting documentation approximately one week in advance, however not more than 2 weeks earlier. If the required documents at the OCF stage or at the Report MRVP41 stage are not submitted within a 3-month period, the residence Cards for the entire application will be revoked. The RAP/RAA has to sign this form is for collection and administration purposes only.
Answer: Residency cards will be issued for a validity of 5 years, unless the minor dependent turns 14 or 18 years old, in which case the card validity ceases on the dependent's birthday. In the latter cases, the card is renewed automatically, free of charge. Renewal requests for the “normal” 5-year expiry, have to come from the RAP/RAA, as long as the beneficiary continues to comply with the regulations of L.N.288 of 2015 accordingly.
Answer: The duration of the lease has to be not less than a year to comply with the set requirements. Kindly note that the Beneficiary MUST have a valid residence in Malta at all times, with no gaps whatsoever.
Answer: After five years your client doesn’t need to retain the qualifying investment. He is still required to retain a residential address in Malta, however, he no longer has to abide by the restrictions set for the initial 5 years.
Answer: The applicant is required to hold either the €100,000 Annual Income or the €500,000 Capital for as long as the residence permit is valid. If at any point either during or after the initial five years, the applicant does not adhere to the above mentioned, the residence permits will be revoked.
Answer: No, there is no minimum length of stay requirement.
Answer: Yes the Beneficiary may add dependents at a later stage as per the Legal Notice. A €5,000 non-refundable administration fee per individual applies to parents and grandparents of the Main Applicant of the spouse.
Answer: Yes. It is €27.50 per person per annum. Hence a card valid for 5 years carries a fee of €137.50 per individual.
Answer: In the case of a divorce, the Spouse of the Beneficiary will lose residency rights. This might also affect the Spouse’s children whose other biological parent is not the Beneficiary and who would have been included as Dependents under the said Application. Each case will be assessed on its own merits.
Answer: Our legislation does not impede her from submitting an application as the Main Applicant, supported by a Benefactor.
Answer: Yes, there can be a Benefactor under the MRVP.
The required documents for a Benefactor are the following:
- Form MRVP2, in the name of the Benefactor, fully completed (all sections including the Source
of Funds and Wealth Part);
- Part A of form MRVP 4, in the name of the Benefactor;
- 3-month Bank Statements for the Benefactor’s account from which the funds for the MRVP application will be remitted (i.e., transferred to Identity Malta);
- A certified true copy of all valid International Passports of the Benefactor (ALL pages);
- Evidence of Current Employment (if applicable);
- Evidence of Business Ownership (for business owned in part or in whole by the Benefactor);
- A sworn declaration that the Benefactor will fund the MA’s MRVP application and all the related financial obligations, and will also provide the MA with stable and regular resources.
- Form MRVP6 and a copy of the bio-metrics data page attached at the end of the Form.
- Police Certificates from the Benefactor’s country of origin, his current residence and any country he/she has lived in for a period of over 6 months in the past 10 years.
The Main Applicant should still complete Form MRVP2 in its entirety and provide a 3-month bank statement of his/her personal bank account.
Answer: Yes, however, these should be in the name of the Main Applicant as specified in L.N. 288. If in order to satisfy this requirement, the benefactor will be transferring the amount to the Main Applicant, documentary evidence of this transfer such as a deed of gift or sworn declaration, and evidence of the bank transfer must be submitted with the application.
Answer: By legal definition, the answer is no. A dependent has to be economically inactive at the time of submission of application. He/she may seek employment thereafter.
Answer: The Residency Card cannot be renewed through a Maltese Embassy.
Answer: This may be the same General Medical Practitioner who filled in Part A of MRVP3. However, it could be a different Medical Practitioner.
Answer: Yes, as long as the certificate is signed, dated and stamped by the Medical Practitioner. The Medical Practitioner should also include his/her professional license number, where applicable.
Answer: The wording is at the discretion of the GP/Medical institution.
Answer: In order for the Main Applicant to use his Company’s Bank Account, the following documentation would be required:
- Board resolution authorizing the Main Applicant to transfer funds from the Company Bank Account for the MRVP Application
- Certificate of Incorporation, Shareholder Register and Register of Directors for the Company
- 3 months bank statement for the company account from which the funds will be transferred.
Please note also that the 3 months bank statement for the Main Applicant’s working bank account is still required.