03 Jun 2021
On the 2nd of June 2021, the Residency Malta Agency jointly with Identity Malta launched a new residence permit – Nomad Residence Permit (“NRP”) for third-country nationals. The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to legally reside in Malta whilst retaining their employment with an employer based in another country, provided they can work remotely by using telecommunications technologies independently of their location and the location of their employer.
The applicant needs to inform Residency Malta Agency of the duration of stay, which can be between 91 days and 180 days or 181 days and 365 days. Applicants who intend to spend no more than 180 days in Malta will be issued with a National Visa while those who intend to spend up to 365 days or more will be issued with a residence permit.
Who is eligible to apply for the Nomad Residence Permit?
A third-country national may apply for a NRP if he/she is able to prove that his/her work can be carried out remotely and independently of any location. The applicant needs to qualify under one of the following classes:
The applicant may also add the following family members to the NRP application:
What are the requirements to apply for the Nomad Residence Permit?
The applicant needs to fulfil the following requirements:
What is the procedure to apply for a Nomad Residence Permit?
The necessary forms and supporting documentation are submitted in scanned format via email with the Residency Malta Agency. An administrative fee amounting to €300 for each applicant needs to be paid. The application process should not take longer than 30 days. Once the application has been reviewed, the applicant will be informed via email whether the NRP shall be granted. If the NRP is granted, the applicant is invited to proceed to Malta and abide by the instructions provided in the approval letter.
The NRP is issued for a maximum of 1 year and can be renewed upon application at the discretion of the Residency Malta Agency. The NRP is only renewed if the applicant still meets the eligibility criteria. The duration and renewal of the family members NRP depends on that of the applicant.