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Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations 2015

  In accordance with Malta’s Immigration Act[1], the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security has issued Legal Notice 288 of 2015 entitled ‘The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations, 2015’. The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations offer...

Malta Residence Programme Rules 2014

Primary Advantages   EU, EEA or Swiss nationals that are neither permanent Maltese nationals, nor third country nationals, are eligible to apply for residence in malta on the basis of this financial scheme. Once approved the applicant and his dependants will be...

Malta Global Residence Programme

The Malta Global Residence Programme (“GRP”)  is a residence programme which is mainly tax driven and designed to attract investment from third country nationals (“TCNs”). The programme was introduced by the Maltese Goverment in 2013 through...

European Cookie Law Implementation Survey

For the second time, GVTH Advocates has participated in a study that has looked into the way in which Directive 2002/58/EC (the ‘Cookie Directive’), as amended in 2009 has been implemented across Europe.  The latest version of the Directive requires that internet...

Overview of the Malta Budget 2015

The Maltese Goverment has published the budget for 2015.  Below is a quick snapshot of what has been announced for the coming year: One off €35 bonus shall be given to those individuals who did not benefit from the income tax cut for high earners The income tax for...

Citizenship In Malta

Maltese Citizenship is regulated by the Maltese Citizenship Act Cap 188 of the Laws of Malta.   BENEFITS OF MALTESE CITIZENSHIP Malta is a member state of the European Union and is considered to have one of the lowest tax rates in Europe. Any individual that has...

Aircraft Registration Malta

AVIATION LAW Malta is a signatory to the 2001 Convention on international interests in mobile equipment, the “Cape Town Convention”. In order to fulfil its obligations, under the aforementioned international convention, Malta recently introduced the 2010...