• IN612 Residence/'Golden Visa' Programmes: Cyprus, Malta and Portugal

    IN612 Residence/'Golden Visa' Programmes: Cyprus, Malta and Portugal The three Mediterranean countries of Cyprus, Malta and Portugal each offer attractive residence and citizenship programmes. This Article details the different criteria that are applicable and who the different programmes are available to. Programme Cyprus Permanent Residence Permit Malta Residence and Visa Programme Portugal Golden Visa Any Jurisdictions excluded? No Iran No Can dependant unmarried children be included? Yes, up to 4 Yes Yes … more

  • IN450 - Residence and Citizenship Programmes

    IN450 - A Move of Residence Updated July 2019 Please note that as a general principle EEA citizens are free to move to other EEA countries. Switzerland is in the Schengen Area and as such EEA citizens can move there and vice versa. The residence schemes detailed (excluding St Kitts & Nevis) are therefore applicable to non-EEA individuals for each of the countries featured. Please note, however, that where freedom of movement is not the prime motivator, a number of the programmes may be of interest to other EEA citizens and are open to them. St Kitts & Nevis is not in the EEA and … more

  • Malta 1 - What is it like to live in Malta? - an Expat's view

    What is it like to live in Malta? - An Expat's View Why Is Malta Attractive To An Expat? Malta is a very popular destination not only for tourists, but also for expats. There are numerous reasons why expats enjoy living in Malta: Malta’s Mediterranean climate results in 300 days of sunshine a year. English is one of the official languages, which makes communication easy. The cost of living is relatively low. Malta is a very hospitable place and is family-friendly. It has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. Good medical services with public hospitals and many private … more

  • Malta 2 - Malta - Fireworks and Fiestas

    Malta - Fireworks and Fiestas   Malta has more to offer than just  sun, sand and sea. There are a lot of traditional festas and fireworks, which attract tourists from all over the world. A Maltese ‘festa’ is a religious celebration organised by each local parish to celebrate their respective patron saint. It is a typical scene in the hot summer months on the island, and very much an iconic part of the culture in Malta. The majority of festas are held between the months of May and September. A burst of colour, music and bright fireworks illuminate the … more

  • IN509 - Alternative Jurisdictions to Consider for Non UK Domiciles Wishing to Move Out of the UK

    IN509 - Alternative Jurisdictions to Consider for Non UK Domiciles Wishing to Move Out of the UK The UK non-domicile regime remains a relatively attractive option with UK non-domiciles (“non-doms”) continuing to have the opportunity to enjoy significant tax advantages for a period of up to 15 years. Major reforms regarding how UK non-domiciles are taxed were introduced in April 2017. As detailed in the Dixcart Article: UK Tax Residence - Planning Opportunities, Case Studies and How to Get it Right, individuals are now deemed domiciled in the UK if tax resident in the UK in 15 of … more

  • IN471 - Malta - Attractive Residence Programmes and Tax Benefits for Expatriates

    IN471 - Malta - Attractive Residence Programmes and Tax Benefits for Expatriates Malta offers five residence programmes to meet different individual circumstances. Some are appropriate for non-EU individuals while others provide an incentive for EU residents to move to Malta. The five residence programmes and the tax benefits they can provide for individuals, where relevant, are detailed below. INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME The Individual Investor Programme (IIP) enables non-EU individuals and their families to gain Maltese citizenship by making a cash contribution and meeting certain … more

  • IN489 - A New Residency Scheme in Malta and Favourable Changes to the Existing Residence and Visa Programme

    IN489 - A New Residency Scheme in Malta and Favourable Changes to the Existing Residence and Visa Programme Summary The new ‘Key Employee Initiative’ programme in Malta allows for work/residence permits to be issued to prospective key (non-EU) employees within five working days from the date of the application. Changes to the Malta ‘Residence and Visa Programme’ now allow the applicant and main dependents to apply for long-term residence in Malta after five years of residence. In addition, parents and/or grandparents of the main applicant and/or spouse can apply … more