Digital Nomad? Welcome to Malta

Digital Nomad Malta

The number of remote workers around the globe has grown significantly, and many countries are working hard to attract digital nomads. Malta started welcoming digital nomads through the Nomad Residence Permit in 2021.

A flexible career and a stable Internet connection is all one needs to become a digital nomad. With this, one can travel and settle into new countries, enjoy different lifestyles and cultures, whilst enjoying the flexibility of working remotely.

This specific residency permit, the Malta Nomad Residence Permit, is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, meaning they are not tied to a specific office or desk. The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing in Malta for up to a year, with the opportunity to renew if the applicants meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants must prove they can work remotely, either for an employer or as a freelancer and earn at least €32,400 gross of tax a year (updated to €42,000 as from 1st April 2024).

The Nomad Residence Permit in Malta is of particular interest as it is open to individuals from third countries, who would normally (but not necessarily) require a Visa to travel to Malta. To note is that to facilitate the process, third-country nationals who require a Visa to enter Malta, may apply for a Premium Visa offered by Identity Malta Agency, at an additional charge. Family members of applicants will also be considered.

As a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan country Malta is hosting an ever-growing nomad family. The island offers good weather, a safe environment, good quality accommodation venues, a vibrant nightlife and much more. The Internet infrastructure offers stable connection. Throughout the years government has created a thriving business ecosystem that has attracted many expats that are today Maltese residents, thus making the island of Malta an international location. Maltese are warm and generous, speak many languages, and will make you feel at home. In brief, Malta ticks many boxes for a digital nomad life.

If you want to migrate to Malta as a digital nomad, you will join a global community already present on the island. For more information and to seek assistance in applying for the Nomad Residence Permit in Malta, please contact Ms Charlene Sciberras on [email protected].

This article is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, is a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.

Sciberras Advocates founded by Dr Adrian Sciberras, is a law firm based in Malta. The firm prides itself to be multi-disciplinary, innovative and flexible in order to meet the changing times and any challenges in the local and international legal scenario. No matter what private or corporate complex demands are called for, Sciberras Advocates offers practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve your desired results. You may reach Sciberras Advocates by phone on +35627795222 or via email on [email protected].

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