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Residency Malta Agency, in collaboration with Identity Malta Agency, has launched a Nomad Residence Permit.

The purpose of this initiative is to offer third country nationals the opportunity to work remotely from Malta for a temporary period, in line and in accordance with the legal framework already in place.

Applicants who wish to work remotely from Malta for a temporary period of up to one year must prove they can work remotely, independent of location.

They should either work for an employer registered abroad, conduct business activity for a company registered abroad, and of which they are partners or shareholders, or offer freelance or consulting services to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country.

Applicants can apply for a temporary visa of six-month under the scheme, with an option of obtaining the one-year ‘Nomad’ permit, costing €300.

Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat said, “This initiative will see Malta jump on the bandwagon of increased demand for remote working globally, as the pandemic shifted goalposts and new trends are being set. Individuals who can work remotely using technology and entrepreneurs with a flair for travelling and discovering new countries and cultures are being made welcome in Malta.

“Malta is a country that has much to offer, from its mild climate to a Mediterranean lifestyle, where English is a national language and history and culture permeate every corner of our island, not to mention access to excellent health care services, nomads will feel right at ease the minute they land here. The new Nomad Residence Permit is yet another initiative taken to attract foreign consumption in Malta.”

“If there are any lessons learnt from the pandemic is that people are willing to move more than ever before,” said Charles Mizzi, Chief Executive Officer of Residency Malta Agency. “Early to recognise the signs, Residency Malta has launched this new permit that allows digital nomads to come to Malta and work here, while enjoying all the perks that Malta offers foreigners. The process is simple and we promise an efficient service that discerning nomads expect.”

Anton Sevasta, Chief Executive Officer of Identity Malta Agency said: “The new visa service to nomad applicants is part of the new Premium Visa Service which Identity Malta Agency will be launching in the coming weeks.

“The service is a door-to-door option intended for highly skilled professionals in order to streamline the process without compromising the due diligence process.”

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