The Nomad Residence Permit programme is designed for people who work remotely and whowould like to reside and work from Malta. This programme is open to third country nationals, who would generally require a visa to travel to Malta, and who are currently employed in another country.
A Nomad Residence Permit will be issued for a period of one year, subject to renewal, as long as the eligibility criteria is continuously met. It is also possible to issue a national visa for a period of 91 to180 days, depending on the applicant’s intention of duration of stay. Family members are also eligible to apply. The application process is expected to take up to 30 days after the submission of the required documentation.
- Applicants must be third country nationals, who prove they work remotely.
- Applicants need to fall under one of these categories:
- They work for an employer registered in a foreign country, having a valid employment contract; or
- They conduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which the applicant is partner/shareholder; or
- They offer freelance or consulting services, mostly to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has valid contracts
- Applicants must be in receipt of a minimum gross monthly income of EUR 2,700.
- Applicants must have a valid travel document;
- Applicants must obtain health insurance policy, covering all risks in Malta;
- Applicants must have aproperty rental or purchase agreement;
- Applicants must pass a background verification check;
- The application fee of EUR 300 must be paid in respect of the main applicant and an additional EUR 300 for each dependant on the application. These are non-refundable fees and exclude visa related expenses.
In addition to the above criteria, standard rules and procedures for obtaining visas and similar permits also apply . Third country nationals who require a Visa to enter Malta, may apply for a Premium Visa offered by Identity Malta. Other third country nationals who do not require a Visa may travel to Malta as per regulations stipulated by Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code).
The applicant’s spouse, minor children, and adult children with medical conditions or disabilities or those who are economically dependent on the main applicant, may also apply for a permit, under the same conditions as the main applicant.
Decisions on these permits will be made on a case by case basis and may be applied for at a later stage.
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