March 22, 2018
Malta is located in the Mediterranean region of Europe between Italy, Tunisia and Libya. Its strategic location means it has excellent air links to both continents as well as the Middle East. It has also endowed the country with a rich historical heritage including Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Arabic, French and British influences.
The whole world at your fingertips
Malta is a full member of the EU and the Schengen zone, offering both a golden passport and a golden visa program. The citizenship-by-investment program of Malta is an excellent and relatively cheap way to acquire a passport that lets you and your family travel visa-free to over 150 countries, including the EU and the Schengen zone, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia. If you choose a Maltese residence permit instead of full citizenship, you will still be able to travel within the Schengen zone in Europe without restrictions.
Expand your business to anywhere in the EU
If you acquire a Maltese passport, you and your family will enjoy the same legal status as any other citizen anywhere within the European Union. This means that you can live, work and do business in any country of the Union without applying for a visa, work permit or residence permit. You will be able to expand your existing business or create a new company in any EU country you wish, and take advantage of free trade and free movement of goods within the EU. Free movement of EU citizens also applies to education, so your children will be able to and enroll to any school or university within the EU.
Your new home in Europe
It is not compulsory to reside in Malta once you receive your residence permit or passport, but there are several compelling reasons to do so. English is widely spoken in everyday communication as well as in legal texts and proceedings, so newcomers do not have to face a language barrier in Malta. The country is consistently ranked at the top of surveys regarding quality of life and safety worldwide, so it is an excellent place to live and do business. Last, but not least, it is the EU country with the warmest climate, with mild winters and pleasantly warm summers.