Applicants for the Malta Residence Visa are required to engage the services of an accredited agent who is an experienced migration law specialist, authorised to guide applicants through the entire application process and submit the application on their behalf.

Agents are accredited in their own personal capacity or they may appear on behalf of firms. Agents, accredited by MIIPA, facilitate the communication between the applicant and the Agency, to provide traceability, and to ensure personal responsibility for each application, where Know Your Client (KYC) procedures are undertaken in line with standards set by the financial services industry.

Requirements to become an accredited agent 

An accredited agent must fulfill a set of requirements, including the following conditions:

  • be a Maltese resident;
  • hold a warrant and/or be a member of a professional body;
  • be certified as an Authorised Registered Mandatory (ARM) by the International Tax Unit at the Malta Financial Services Authority;
  • hold a Professional Indemnity Insurance of €1m;
  • demonstrate unrestricted access to a due diligence database;
  • attend a mandatory briefing workshop;
  • pay a fee of €1,500;
  • have a clean Maltese police conduct.