Unlock the secrets to Gibraltar residency with our comprehensive guide. Trust the Gibro Group for a seamless application process and a stress-free transition to Gibraltar.


Embark on a journey towards obtaining Gibraltar residency with our comprehensive guide, designed to demystify a process usually perceived as complex. In this step-by-step guide, we will provide you with valuable insights and expert advice. Whether you're aiming for HEPPs or Category 2 Residency, our aim is to equip you with the knowledge you need to navigate this exciting new chapter with confidence.

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  • Capital Gains tax
  • Wealth taxes
  • Tax on interest income

Contact us about moving to Gibraltar. We can assess your eligibility for each residency option and guide you through the process.

Step 1: Understand Your Gibraltar Residency Options

Gibraltar, famous for its strategic location and favourable tax environment, presents two unique residency options to cater to your unique financial and professional circumstances.

NOTE: If you are a British Citizen, residency is not required to live or work in Gibraltar.

1.Gibraltar Category 2 Tax Residency

Gibraltar Category 2 Residency aims to attract individuals looking to maximise their financial position. Category 2 residents benefit from a capped income tax liability on the first £118,000 of assessable income only. The streamlined application process facilitates a seamless transition, while the opportunity to optimise taxes enhances financial flexibility. Category 2 Residency is an attractive option for those aiming to manage their wealth.

2. Gibraltar High Executive Possessing Specialist Skills (HEPSS) Residency

Designed for professionals with specialised expertise, HEPSS provides an opportunity for skilled executives to contribute to the growth of local industries while enjoying the benefits of residency. Similar to Category 2 residents, HEPPS individuals also enjoy tax benefits, with liability limited to the first £160,000 of assessable income.

Whether you prioritise tax efficiency or professional opportunities, understanding the details of each residency option allows you to make an informed decision aligned with your goals. As you explore the options in more detail, consider factors such as eligibility criteria, financial requirements, and the advantages each scheme offers.

Step 2: Consult with Experts

Navigating the Gibraltar residency process can be complex, with varying documentation and eligibility criteria to consider. As a result, the importance of consulting with local experts cannot be overstated. At Gibro, our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that your residency goals are met with precision and efficiency.

Through an in-depth consultation, our team will carefully assess your unique circumstances, taking into account your personal and financial goals. This personalised approach enables us to offer clarity on which Gibraltar residency route is best for you, before guiding you through each step of the process. Whether it's handling legal intricacies or communicating with relevant authorities on your behalf, our team work hard to ensure a hassle-free transition, saving you valuable time and instilling confidence. Trusting in the expertise of local professionals is a crucial investment in the success and efficiency of your residency application.

Step 3: Prepare Your Application

After consulting with experts and verifying your eligibility for your chosen residency pathway, you must prepare your application and submit it to Gibraltar's authorities.

The application process involves presenting a personal statement for your residency path, showcasing your eligibility and commitment to the local community. A comprehensive set of documents are also required to support and evidence information set out in your application forms. Depending on your residency pathway, these could include proof of income, educational certificates, professional qualifications or employment history.

Preparing your application is an important step and, at Gibro, we are committed to ensuring a seamless process. We will work with you to ensure that your application adheres to the specific requirements set by the government, safeguarding against potential delays or complications.

Step 4: Approval and Arrival in Gibraltar

Upon submitting your application, Gibraltar's authorities will review the submission to ensure alignment with the various requirements. Once approved, you will receive official recognition of your residency status, allowing you to move onto planning for relocation.

Basic relocation steps include securing permanent accommodation, setting up utilities and internet, registering with local services, and immersing yourself in the local community. Depending on the residency you’ve been granted, the reality of these next steps may vary. At this stage, our experts remain on hand to provide tailored guidance based on your specific circumstances.

If you have achieved Gibraltar Category 2 Residency, the focus will likely shift towards optimising your tax planning, taking advantage of the capped liabilities and exploring opportunities for financial growth. Our team can offer strategic insights to help you leverage the benefits effectively. If you've pursued HEPSS Residency, we will help facilitate a smooth integration into Gibraltar's professional landscape.

Next steps

Navigating the complexities of residency options, documentation, and the post-approval phase can be daunting, but with Gibro by your side, the process becomes stress-free. Our guidance extends beyond the paperwork to the practicalities of life in Gibraltar, whether you're optimising your tax planning or integrating into a profession.
We understand the significance of this transition and are committed to making your journey to Gibraltar residency not just successful but enjoyable. Let us take the stress out of the process, allowing you to focus on embracing the lifestyle and opportunities that Gibraltar has to offer. Consult with our team via email at enquiries@gibro.com or phone at +350 200 76222.

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