Relocate to Malta with the latest Nomad Residence Permit

The Malta Nomad Residence Permit has just launched and it allows for the possibility to relocate to Malta and work remotely by granting a nomad residence permit for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal.

For more information on the Malta Nomad Residence Permit, reach out directly to Dr Russell Attard Baldacchino via most messaging apps +356 7928 4155.

In the meantime, check out the key details about the Malta Nomad Residence Permit below and start to plan your relocation to Malta!

Who can apply for the Nomad Residence Permit in Malta?

In order to be eligible for the Malta Nomad Residence Permit, applicants must satisfy all the following criteria:

  1. Be a third-country national; and

  2. Prove that they can work remotely; and

  3. Earn at least 2700 per month, gross of tax.

What type of employment or freelance work is acceptable to apply for the Nomad Residence Permit in Malta?

In terms of the type of employment, freelance work, or consultancy, the applicant’s position must also fall under any of the following three categories:

  • Have a work contract with an employer outside of Malta; or

  • Be a partner or shareholder in a company registered outside of Malta, and who conducts business for this company; or

  • Be a freelancer or consultant offering services to clients who are based outside of Malta on a contractual basis.

What process applies and what documents are required to apply for the Malta Nomad Residence Permit?

In terms of process, the same standards as applying for a visa or similar permits apply, whilst applicants must also:

  1. hold a valid travel document;

  2. have health insurance covering all risks in Malta;

  3. hold of a valid property rental or purchase agreement; and

  4. pass a background verification check.

How long does the application process for the Malta Nomad Residence Permit take?

Once your application is submitted to the Residency Malta Agency, a decision will be communicated within 30 days.

Can you describe the Malta Nomad Residence Permit?

The official Residency Malta Agency describes the Malta Nomad Residence Permit as follows:

The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing in Malta. The Permit is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, using telecommunications technologies.

Malta already hosts and welcomes digital nomads from the EU. This community of entrepreneurial digital expats make the most of what Malta has to offer in terms of lifestyle and climate, while it seeks to network with like-minded people who can give value to the community. Residency Malta’s Nomad Residence Permit is open to individuals from third countries, who would normally (but not necessarily) require a Visa to travel to Malta.

A Nomad Residence Permit will be issued for one year and can be renewed upon application at the discretion of Residency Malta, as long as the applicant still meets the set eligibility criteria. Applicants who are interested in staying for less than a year will be issued with a National Visa for the duration of their stay.

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Video Source: Residency Malta Agency