Close this search box.

Malta Startup Residence Programme

The Malta Startup Residence Programme (MSRP) is designed to attract innovative business investment from third country nationals and offers a renewable three year residency permit for startup founders, key employees and their family members. Launched in October 2022, The Malta Startup Residence Programme is a part of Malta’s government initiative, ‘Start in Malta’ and works in conjunction with Malta Enterprise and the Residency Malta Agency.


Investment Value

Applications for the MSRP will be vetted based on the business plan, degree of innovation and business viability of the startup.

Business activities must be in at least one of the followings sectors: advanced manufacturing and similar industrial services, software development, biotechnology,  pharmaceuticals, eco startups in sustainable industries, and innovative economic activities.

Business projects must propose products or services that are new and innovative compared to complementary products, have the potential to generate income from various geographical markets, or utilise process that is new or substantially improved compared to those adopted in the current market. The newly incorporated startup in Malta is required to place a tangible investment and/or paid up capital of at least €25,000. In the case where there are more than four co-founders applying for the residence permit, an additional €10,000 in share capital each will need to be added. 

Procedure & Timeline

1 June 2018
1 June 2018


Founders/Co-founders are eligible and in good standing


Preparation of Business Plan and Residency Application

2 - 3 MONTHS

Residence Application and Business Plan are submitted 

Application fee paid upon submission


3 - 5 DAYS

Company Formation


Registration with tax and employment authorities.

3 - 4 WEEKS

Biometrics taken and residence card collection

Request Consultation

Should you wish to set up a consultation appointment fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you.

Submit Request

Follow us on WeChat

Connect with us and keep up to date with our latest news and programme information.

Method 1

Add VERTEX马耳他欧洲投资移民 to your contacts

Launch the WeChat app and tap the “+” button in the top right-hand corner. Click “Add Contacts” and search for WeChat ID: “VERTEX马耳他欧洲投资移民”.

Tap the “Follow” button to view our official account.

Method 2

Launch the WeChat app and tap the “+” button in the top right-hand corner. Click “Scan QR Code”.

Scan the QR Code to view our official account.