Applicants must prove they can work remotely, using telecoms. Applicants must also be third country nationals.

In addition, applicants must prove they fall under any one of the following 3 categories:

  1. work for an employer registered in a foreign country and have a contract of work;
  2. conduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which applicant is partner/shareholder; or
  3. offer freelance or consulting services, to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has contracts.

Persons contracted by a foreign company and giving services to the company’s Maltese subsidiary are not eligible for the Nomad Residence Permit.

Moreover, an applicant must have a minimum gross yearly income of €32,400. This requirement is valid until March 31st, 2024, following which, as from April 1st, 2024, the minimum gross yearly income will increase to €42,000. 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.

Applicants must also:

  1. hold a valid travel document;
  2. have health insurance covering risks in Malta;
  3. hold of a valid property rental or purchase agreement;
  4. provide a police conduct certificate; and
  5. pass a background verification check.

Standard rules and procedures for obtaining visas and similar permits apply, in addition to the proof of eligibility.

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