Malta Digital Nomad Visa – How to apply?

Malta Digital Nomad Visa

Remote work is here to stay. More and more companies are allowing their employees to travel and work from anywhere. It is not only companies that are driving this change, but also entrepreneurs and digital nomads who work on their own while traveling.

For all of them, Malta wants to become a haven. With its new “Nomad Residence Permit” visa, anyone who does not belong to an EU country can legally reside and work in Malta.

In this way, Malta joins the list of countries that offer this type of visa for digital nomads or remote workers such as Iceland, Georgia, and Croatia.

How to apply for the digital nomad residence permit in Malta?

What is the Malta digital Nomad Visa?

The “Visa nomad Residence Permit” is a residence and work permit that allows the applicant to live and work remotely for a period of up to 180 or 365 days (depending on the case).


What are the requirements to apply?

The requirements to apply to the Digital Nomad Visa in Malta are:

  • Be a remote worker: You must demonstrate that you hold a job or perform commercial activities for a foreign company; or perform freelance or consultancy services to clients mainly outside Malta.
  • Demonstrate a monthly income of at least €2,700.
  • You have a valid passport.
  • You have medical insurance during the entire duration of your stay in Malta.
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Rental contract or property in Malta


How to apply for residency?

To apply for the Malta Digital Nomad visa it is necessary to send an application to the Residency Malta Agency attaching the following forms:

  • Form 1 for applicants
  • Form for accompanying persons of the holder
  • Write a letter with your motivation to move to Malta and clarify the duration of your stay (between 90 and 180 days or between 180 and 365 days).
  • The form must be completed and sent together with the rest of the requested documentation in digital format via email to

In the reply, you will receive the instructions to pay the administrative fees for the applicant and each accompanying person.


How much does the visa cost?

The visa costs 300 euros for administrative fees for the applicant and 300 euros for each accompanying person.


How long does the process take?

The processing time of the residence permit takes 30 days from the confirmation of receipt of the documentation.


Where do Expats live in Malta?

  • Valletta
  • Floriana
  • Swieqi
  • Mellieha

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