The Malta Nomad Residence Permit

Malta Nomad Residence Permit

Malta has been attracting digital nomads for many years due to it being a multi-cultural, sunny and cosmopolitan island in the heart of the Mediterranean. Officially, Malta started welcoming digital nomads through the Nomad Residence Permit in 2021.

In between the island life vibes, English language, flight connectivity, arts, history and culture, Malta ticks many boxes for digital nomads. So as long as one has a flexible career and can work remotely from anywhere in the world, digital nomads are choosing Malta to get their Nomad Residence 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 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.

As a digital nomad to apply for the Nomad Residence Permit in Malta you will need:

  • A valid travel document
  • Proof of income
  • Agreements showing current engagement of employment outside of Malta
  • Health insurance covering risks in Malta
  • Proof of accommodation

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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