Increase in minimum Annual Gross Income requirement

The Agency has revised the Permit’s Eligibility Criteria and as from April 1st 2024, new applicants for the Nomad Residence Permit will have to show proof of a minimum annual gross income of €42,000 (instead of the existing €32,400). This adjustment does not affect current beneficiaries applying for a renewal, who will retain the same income conditions under which they applied originally. Also, this adjustment does not affect applicants who have submitted their applications before April 1st 2024 and whose application is still in process.

Increase in maximum stay period

With effect from April 1st, 2024, it will also be possible for beneficiaries to apply for a renewal for a third time, for a maximum stay of 4 years (instead of the current 3). This option is open to all applicants.


Nomad Residence Permit

The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing in Malta. The Permit is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, using telecommunications technologies.

Malta already hosts and welcomes digital nomads from the EU. This community of entrepreneurial expats make the most of Malta’s island vibes, a nomad lifestyle, business networking opportunities and cultural experiences. The Nomad Residence Permit is open to individuals from third countries, who would normally (but not necessarily) require a Visa to travel to Malta.

The permit will be issued for one year and can be renewed upon application at the discretion of Residency Malta, as long as the applicant still meets the set eligibility criteria.

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