Guide to buying abroad in Malta
Malta has always been a favourite of Britains abroad and emigrating there has become more popular as home owners find they have more than enough money tied up in their UK homes. The cost of living in Malta is relatively cheap, there are no property taxes, community charge or rates.
If you are a non resident you will still be able to buy a property as long as you are able to support yourself or your family. You can opt for a permanent residency but can in fact live on a temporary one which you should renew annually.
Temporary residents are subject to taxes only if their stay is more than 182 days. You are considered a temporary resident if you are not a citizen of Malta or who is not the spouse of a citizen of Malta. Temporary Resident Permit can be sought through the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs.
If you would like to take a family pet into Malta you will need to make sure that it has a PETS certificate which will prove that it has been checked for rabies and is free of the disease.
Your pet will need to have been checked for parasites between 24 to 48 hours before your pet is checked into an approved company for transporting. Your pet will also need to have been microchipped.
For more information about buying in Malta please view the Malta buying criteria.
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