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Malta Company Registration

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The key features of a Malta Company Registration are:

  • The privacy protection is one of the highest
  • The standard share capital for a Malta company formation is 1200 euro, all companies will have this capital 20% of the share capital should be paid up
  • A requirement of 1 Shareholder, 1 Director and 1 Secretary is needed in a company, they can be the same person
  • There are no residency requirements in Malta for the Director
  • Malta company formation can be a tax efficient corporate structure
  • Malta companies are subject to a flat rate of income tax of 35% on their profits
  • Malta company registrations are completed remotely, no visit is required
  • A Secretary is a requirement in a Malta company, this must be an individual person

Malta is an island country, comprising of a few islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian island of Sicily, across the Malta Channel. Malta is effectively the smallest national capital in the European Union. Maltese and English are the official languages in Malta and the capital of Malta is Valletta.

As an EU member state, Malta offers significant advantages for setting up a new company. A Malta company formation offers EU compliance, low tax rates and is a respected and reputable jurisdiction. The main appeal for a Malta company registration is its favourable tax environment. It has the lowest corporation tax rate, intellectual property rate, gaming tax rate and VAT rate in Europe.

To request a free consultation about your Malta company formation with our experienced team, please call us on +44 (0)1302 729041 or email [email protected] Alternatively, use the live chat facility on our website.

Why not take a look at our article on offshore company benefits?

What’s included for £1675.00

  • Incorporation of a Malta Company
  • Malta Government Registration Fees
  • Registered Office for 1 Year
  • Registered Agent for 1 Year
  • Nominee Secretary (for the 1st Month)
  • Hard Copy of Memorandum

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Once we have received all the required identification documents, the company formation process will take approximately 5-10 working days.

Offshore Bank Account

When forming your offshore company, we can also open an offshore business bank account in various jurisdictions. CFS International Formations have a close working relationship with many offshore banks.

The banks we have chosen to work with meet our high standards of confidentiality, have an excellent reputation and offer a wide range of banking services which we believe will best suit your requirements.

To apply for an offshore bank account, you will need to comply with the identification requirements. Like us, the bank must ensure they are complying with the authorities, as this will help to reduce the chances of money laundering. Listed below are the accounts we are able to offer you for your Malta company:

Initial Deposit Timescale (working days) Visit to country required? Price
Malta Bank Account 500 EUR 10 No £749.00 More Info >
Mauritius Account 10,000 USD 1-2 Months No £445.00 More Info >
Mauritius Bank Account 5,000 GBP 3-5 No £400.00 More Info >
Puerto Rico Bank Account 500EUR 3-5 No £450.00 More Info >
Switzerland Bank Account 10,000 EUR 4 weeks No £649.00 More Info >

Why Form a Company in Malta

The Malta companies act is modelled after the UK version, it basically sets out a very simple procedure that will quickly incorporate the company under the Maltese law. The entire process of a Malta company formation is designed to be quick and relatively easy.

Malta has strong economic ties with EU countries and also countries that are outside of the European Union - this is a great advantage when it comes to foreign investments. Malta has one of the highest levels of privacy protection. With a Malta company, business can be conducted internationally, with minimal changes required within the company.

Tax Information for your Malta Company Registration

A Malta company is exempt from any withholding taxes and stamp duty. When the distribution of profits from a Maltese Company are sent to a non-resident shareholder, the dividends can be sent without any restrictions and no exchange control restrictions apply. 

Malta has a favourable and competitive tax system, which has been the main reason for Malta’s success as a European financial services centre.

Individuals which are trading in or from Malta typically secure the lowest tax rates that are available within the European Union.

The amount of Malta tax refunds is set at 6th/7th of the Malta tax paid by the Malta company. Therefore, the Malta company is subject to taxation at 35%, however, the shareholders are able entitled to claim back 6/7 of this tax.

For example, if gross profits amount to €100,000, the company would pay €35,000 in tax, but the shareholder would typically be entitled to claim back €30,000 in tax refunds.

To allow you to be able to claim back 30% of the corporation tax, the shareholders of the Malta company must not be resident in Malta. It does not depend on where the company director is located.

Company Name

When choosing a company name for a Malta company formation, you must ensure that all words within the name are in English. The name must end with a word, phrase or abbreviation, such as Limited or Ltd.

The company name must be unique and requires approval from the Registrar of Companies. If the company registrar feel that the company name is undesirable or offensive, they can reject the incorporation of the company.

Directors, Shareholders and Secretary

For a standard Malta company formation, a minimum of one director, one secretary and one shareholder is required, however, they do not need to reside in Malta and they can be corporate bodies.

If a corporate director is used for a Malta company formation, two shareholders must be appointed.

To ensure the Malta company formation process is as simple as possible, we appoint a secretary during the incorporation period. Once the company has been incorporated, we then resign the secretary and appoint one of your choice. Alternatively, we can offer a nominee secretary.

Nominee directors are also permitted in a Malta company registration.

It is now a requirement to obtain a Police Conduct Report for all officers within the Company. This is not something that CFS can assist with directly. However, you will be able to obtain this from your local police headquarters.

Share Capital 

The standard currency for a Malta company formation is Euro. We incorporate Malta companies with a standard share capital of 1200 Shares worth 1.00 Euro each. At least 20% of the Share Capital should be paid up at incorporation and will need to be paid to us before the company can be incorporated. 

Your Malta company formation does not need to have this share capital, we are able to amend this. However, please be aware that additional charges may occur from the Maltese authorities.


We are able to assist with forming Offshore Trusts. A Trust is usually setup to manage assets, such as money, investments, land or buildings. If you would like more information on setting up a trust, please contact us with your enquiry.

Yearly Renewal £1,450.00

On a yearly basis, a Malta company must be renewed with the registered agent and authorities in Malta. Any nominee officers will require renewing on a yearly basis.

The price for a Malta yearly renewal is £1,450.00

The following is included in a Malta yearly renewal:

  • Registered Agent
  • Registered Office
  • Preparation and Filing of Annual Return
  • Government Fees
  • Compliance Fee for Due Diligence
  • Secretarial Services

A Malta company is also required to complete annual bookkeeping, accounting services and compliance functions. These are not included within the CFS annual renewal cost. However, we are able to introduce you to an accountant who will be able to assist you with these annual requirements.

Discover Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. 

Additional Services

The services which are listed below can be ordered whilst you are in the process of entering your company details for your new Malta company.

If you would like to order any of the below services for a company which has already been formed, please contact us as the prices may vary.

Additional Services Price For more information
Malta Offshore Nominee Corporate Director£2950.00 Contact Us
Malta Offshore Certificate of Good Standing£149.50 Contact Us
Malta Offshore Nominee Individual Secretary £449.00 Contact Us

Ready-Made Offshore Companies

A Ready-Made Company is a company which has previously been formed and been stored as a non-trading company. By purchasing a Ready-Made Company you can:

  • Boost your business with an established company
    Appear to be a reliable company that has been in business for several years
  • Establish Business Relationships Easily
    Business and Banking relationship are easily established with an older previously registered company
  • Gain Confidence from customers
    New and existing clients will feel more confident in dealing with you as your company has a history
  • Be Reassured
    All our Ready-Made Companies are non trading companies, are totally clean and clear of any business debts and liabilities

Please click here to view more information about Offshore Ready-Made Companies and how they may benefit you. You will also be able to view a list of the countries where we can offer Offshore Ready-Made Companies. Unfortunately, the list of company names is always changing due to customer purchases. Therefore, we are unable to provide an exact list of the available company names on our website. To obtain the most recent list of available companies, please contact us.

Why use CFS for your Malta Company Registration

CFS have been dealing with Malta company formations for over 9 years and we pride ourselves on not only the speed in which we can incorporate but also the efficiency of the service we provide.All work carried out by our specialist team for your Malta company registration is completed with the utmost confidentiality and urgency.

Our Malta company formation package includes the requirement of a registered agent and registered office in Malta. We also provide fully completed company documents confirming the existence of the company. We have one of the lowest prices for the annual renewal and incorporation of the company.

We have an easy to use online order form which can be used for a Malta company registration, this reduces the need for lengthy forms to be completed.

Once you have placed an order you will have a dedicated business administrator who will deal with all the necessary requirements of the Malta company formation on your behalf.


Do my identification documents need to be translated?

For all officers and beneficial owners within the company we require the following documents:

  • Certified passport copy or ID card
  • Certified utility bill dated within the last 3 months – this could be a bank statement, gas or electricity bill
  • Reference letter – this can be obtained from a bank, solicitor, lawyer or attorney.
  • Personnal CV

The reference letter should confirm the following:

  • How long they have known you
  • How you met
  • Characteristics about you

If any documents are not in English, they do need to be translated.

We will require the original certifed copies posting to our office in order to proceed

Is it possible to open a Malta bank account for my Malta company formation?

We can assist with opening a bank account for your Maltese company.  We have a great working relationship with the bank in Malta.

Do I need a registered office in the location where I am forming the company?

Yes, you are required to have a registered office in the location you are forming your company and the price of this is included in our formation package and yearly renewal.


“CFS helped me set up my Malta Company, they made the process straight forward and easy. I would definitely recommend using CFS for your Malta Company Registration’

Individual – Ireland