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🏝️ Introduction: Rising Interest in Maltese Immigration

In recent years, there has been a surge in interest surrounding immigration to Malta. One of the most pressing questions for many is whether they can apply for the long-term resident’s EC residence permit, commonly known as “EU residency.”


🇲🇹 Malta’s Policies on EU Residency: Key Points

Let’s delve into Malta’s basic policies and regulations regarding EU residency, based on the EU legislation and Maltese laws. Here are the highlights:

1. Residency Time Requirements for EU Residency:

(a) Continuous lawful residence for 5 years.

(b) Periods of residence under certain categories cannot be counted towards the 5-year requirement.

(c) Limited absences from Malta within the five-year period.

(d) Additional 12 months may be granted for specific reasons, such as health, work assignments abroad, business trips, studies, or training.

2. Other Requirements for EU Residency Application:

(a) Proof of continuous and stable income for the past 2 years, meeting Malta’s minimum income level requirements.

(b) Adequate accommodation for the entire family.

(c) Health insurance coverage for the entire family.

(d) Completion of specific courses related to Malta’s society, economy, culture, and history, along with language proficiency tests.

(e) Payment proof for relevant courses, exams, and certifications.

3. Situations Ineligible for EU Residency:

(a) Education or vocational training purposes.

(b) Temporary shelter seekers or pending asylum applications.

(c) Other forms of protection excluding international protection.

(d) Criminal activities or threats to public safety.

(e) Long-term residence in another EU member state.

(f) Loss of international protection status.

4. Rights and Benefits of Malta-issued EU Residency:

(a) Right to work and establish businesses.

(b) Equal treatment in terms of employment rights.

(c) Access to education subsidies and vocational training.

(d) Recognition of professional qualifications and certifications.

(e) Access to social welfare and assistance.

(f) Tax benefits.

(g) Access to goods and services, property ownership.

(h) Participation in trade unions and professional organizations.

(i) Freedom of movement within Malta, subject to legal restrictions.

📝 Conclusion: Navigating the Path to EU Residency

After verifying with legal experts, it’s confirmed that meeting the above requirements does make one eligible to apply for EU residency issued by Malta. While meeting all criteria may not be easy, the pathway is clear. This is indeed good news for those aiming to settle in other European countries using Malta as a stepping stone.

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