Residence & Relocation

Digital Nomad Programme

A digital nomad may legally reside in Malta, whilst holding employment based in another country. The nomads programme is aimed towards individuals who work remotely using telecommunication technology, irrespective of actual location. Malta already hosts a nomad community who appreciates Malta's cultural heritage, business networking opportunities and rich entrepreneurial community. The islands also enjoy 5G nationwide internet coverage and over 400 free public WIFI spots. A nomad can just plug and work.
The nomad permit is issued with a validity of one year and is renewable at the discretion of Residency Malta. Applicants who are interested in staying for less than a year are issued with a National Visa for the duration of their stay. The nomad can include family members such as spouse, minor children and adult dependent children in the application.


  • Applicants must prove they can work remotely, using telecommunication technologies.
  • Applicants must be third country nationals who would normally need a Visa to reside in Malta.
  • Applicants have to prove that they fall under any one of the following 3 categories:
    • Employed - work for an employer who is registered in a foreign country and have a contract of work;
    • Self-Employed - conduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which applicant is partner/shareholder; or
    • Freelance or consulting services, are offered to clients in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has an agreement in place.
  • An applicant must reach a gross monthly income threshold of EUR 2,700.

Application Process

  • Supporting Documents are gathered, and an online application is submitted to Residence Malta, who on receipt of payment of an administrative fee, conducts background checks.
  • If you are successful in your application, you shall receive an Approval in Principle letter upon which you shall be required to submit proof of accommodation in Malta and a health insurance policy. Finally you shall be issued a letter of final approval.
  • If you are granted a Nomad Residence Permit/National Visa, you shall be invited to enter Malta. The nomad residence permit is valid for one year from issuance.

Supporting Documentation

  • Amongst the supporting documentation required is a letter of intent which is a signed and dated and contains a declaration by the main applicant, where s/he sets out the motivation for applying for the nomad residence and moving to Malta.
  • International Passport
  • Employment - Employment contract and official tax documentation (where applicable) in case of employment. This should show that duties may be performed irrespective of location, using telecommunication technology
  • Self-employment - Documentary evidence of part/full ownership of business including accounts for the previous year, certificate of incorporation; memorandum and articles of association, share register and register of directors.
  • Freelance activities - Documentary evidence of all freelance activities including service contracts, duties performed and rate of payment;
  • Europass CV
  • 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 salary, dividends, director fees, rental income, interest from investments, shares, assets, etc.
  • 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
  • Birth Certificate of family members
  • Affidavit of Dependency -Main Applicant must provide an affidavit of physical or economic dependency for each dependent over 18 years of age on date of application.
  • Proof of Accommodation - Main Applicant will be requested to submit a lease/purchase agreement once application is approved by the Agency.

Supporting Documentation

Promethean can help successful applicants who need a visa to enter Malta, obtain a 180 day national Visa, whereas those who wish to prolong their stay and successful applicants who do not require a visa to enter Malta shall be issued with a Nomad Residence Permit of one year. A nomad residence permit may be renewed twice for a total maximum stay of 3 years. Renewal is at the discretion of Residence Malta. The nomad residence permit also allows the holder to travel within the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in a rolling 180 day period.

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