The Maltese Visa and Residence Program - launched in August 2015 - is a quick and effective way for foreign investors from outside the EU to legally obtain a valid permit to reside in Europe. Malta is the ideal choice for those who wish to remain in the EU. In fact, Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and part of the Schengen region since 2007. Malta is also a member of the British Commonwealth, which includes the UK, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada and Cyprus among many other countries.
Is considered to be a politically stable and economically stable European country, ranking 17th among the world's safest countries in 2016, according to a study conducted by the Legatum Institute. If economic security is an important factor, Malta's economic growth is still higher than other EU countries and supports enterprise development in its business sectors. While the financial market in Malta is small, it has risen well as a strong global competitor in recent years.