Malta Nomad Residence Permit

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The Malta Digital Nomad Visa can be used by anyone who can work remotely, regardless of location, using communication technology. Digital nomads in the EU are already welcome in Malta.

The Maltese island vibe, nomadic lifestyle, business networking opportunities and cultural encounters are all fully embraced by these entrepreneurial expats. Generally (but not always) people from third countries who need a visa to visit Malta are eligible for a nomad's residence permit.

Who can apply for the Malta Digital Nomad Visa?

  1. Remote Workers: Employment contracts with employers registered abroad.
  2. Independent Worker: The person who carries out commercial activities for a company registered abroad of which the applicant is a partner/shareholder.
  3. Freelancers - Provision of freelance services or consulting to clients with permanent headquarters abroad and contracted by the applicant.


1 year





Processing time

1 month




What are 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.

Which documents do I need to apply 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.

  • If your pet meets the entry requirements, it can be licensed in Malta.

  • The largest communities of expats and digital nomads tend to live in tourist areas such as Sliema and St Julian's and suburbs such as Gzira. But if you're looking for a more rustic atmosphere, it's worth considering other towns and villages where nomads can enjoy a local experience.

  • With Malta's national 5G coverage and over 400 free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, digital nomads can simply connect and stream anywhere.

  • If the nomad's residence permit is valid, the holder can stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days out of a 180-day period.

Talent Migration data for Malta

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

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