Malta Nomad Residence Permit

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Holders of the Nomad Residence Permit can continue to work where they are already employed while living lawfully in Malta. The Malta Digital Nomad is available to everyone who can use telecommunications technology to operate remotely and without regard to location. 

Digital nomads from the EU are already hosted and welcomed in Malta. The island vibes of Malta, a nomadic lifestyle, business networking possibilities, and cultural encounters are all fully embraced by this group of enterprising expats. Individuals from third countries who would typically (but not always) need a visa to visit Malta are eligible for the Nomad Residence Permit.



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Eligibility Requirements for the Malta Nomad Residence Permit

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • Be able to work remotely using telecommunication technology.
  • Be a third country national.
  • Work for an employer registered in a foreign country and have a contract of work or conduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which applicant is partner/shareholder or cOffer freelance or consulting services, mostly to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country.
  • Reach a gross monthly income threshold of EUR 2,700 (USD 3175).
  • Pass a background verification check.

Document Requirements for the Malta Nomad Residence Permit

18 Document Required

  • Application Form N1 – fully completed (typewritten) and signed by applicant.
  • Application Form N2 (where applicable) – fully completed (typewritten) and signed by applicant.
  • Application Form N4 – fully completed (typewritten) and signed by the applicant.
  • Letter of Intent – a signed and dated declaration by the Main Applicant clearly stating the motivations for moving to Malta and the intention of applying for the Nomad Residence Permit. The Letter should also include the list of documentation which will be submitted at application stage to support the application.
  • International Passport – copy of all pages, including blank.
  • Employment contract and official tax documentation (where applicable) in case of employment – clearly showing obligations to the employer or company and clearly stating that work duties may be performed independent of location by means of telecommunications.
  • Documentary evidence of all business owned in part or whole (where applicable) in case of self- employment – official tax returns and/or profit and loss accounts for the previous year, stamped and signed by a warranted accountant; certificate of incorporation; memorandum and articles of association; share register; register of directors. Depending on the jurisdiction, documents can, at times, be titled in a different manner but would still hold jurisdictional equivalence. When this occurs, a declaration is required stipulating such differences in titles.
  • Documentary evidence of all freelance activities (where applicable) in case of freelance – service contracts clearly showing obligations to the service receiver, the work duties performed and rate of payment; a one year bank statement(s) showing inward transactions of income generated from the declared activities (for which service contracts are being submitted); three invoices and corresponding receipts issued to service receiver(s) (for which service contracts are being submitted and which income is shown in the bank statement(s).
  • Europass CV - a description of study and professional life course, signed by the Applicant.
  • Bank Statement - Bank statement of the account in the name of Main Applicant from which funds for the fee for this application are being remitted, showing main source of income in the past 3 months. This could include your salary, dividends, director fees, rental income, interest from investments, shares, assets, etc.
  • Local/international health insurance policy – Comprehensive health-insurance policy, showing all aspects being covered, which supports the applicant and all beneficiaries in the eventuality of requiring any type of medical assistance or hospitalisation during the whole period of stay in Malta.
  • Health declaration – a signed and dated declaration by the Main Applicant stating that he/she will provide and pay for any expense not covered by the health insurance policy for himself/herself and each additional family member.
  • Marriage Certificate (where applicable) – this certificate is required for each married couple included in the application.
  • Birth Certificate of family members (where applicable) – a copy of the original birth certificate is required for each additional dependant.
  • Change of Name Documents (where applicable) - In the event that the Main Applicant and/or any of his/her dependants has/have undergone an official name/surname change.
  • Affidavit of Dependency (where applicable) – Main Applicant must provide an affidavit of dependency for each dependant over 18 years of age on date of application. The affidavit must declare that at the time of application, the said dependant is principally physically or economically dependent on main applicant, hence satisfying the requirements for dependency.
  • Award of custody/guardianship (where applicable) – in case where a court/legal judgement would have given the custody/guardianship of a minor dependant, the relative documentation must be provided. For example, if a parent would have been given sole custody, the court/legal ruling granting such sole custody must be attached.
  • Proof of Accommodation –Main Applicant will be requested to submit a lease/purchase agreement once application is approved by the Agency. This should clearly show the name of the applicant(s) and the duration of the lease.

Frequently asked questions

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  • You will not be required to pay income tax for your whole stay under the Nomad Residence.

Talent Migration data for Malta

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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