The Nomad Residence Permit, which was launched in June 2021, allows third-country nationals who would normally require a Visa to travel to Malta, to retain their current employment based in another country whilst legally residing on the island.

Malta has become quite popular with expats working in the igaming and software industries and aims at further consolidating its reputation with this population cluster.

The duration of the permit is one year, renewable at the discretion of Residency Malta, as long as the applicant still meets the set eligibility criteria.



In order to be eligible for the nomad residence permit, applicants must be third country nationals and prove they can work remotely.

Applicants must also prove they fall under any one of the following categories:

  1. Being in possession of a work contract issued by an employer registered in a foreign country
  2. Bonduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which applicant is partner/shareholder; or
  3. Offer freelance or consulting services, mostly to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has contracts;
  4. Reach a gross monthly income threshold of €3,500 (€42,000 yearly);
  5. Hold a valid travel document;
  6. Have health insurance covering risks in Malta;
  7. Be in possession of a valid property rental or purchase agreement; and
  8. Pass a background verification check.

Standard rules and procedures for obtaining visas and similar permits apply, in addition to the proof of eligibility, while COVID-19 travel restrictions may apply. 

Further information may be obtained from the Residency Malta website at


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Embarking on the Nomad Residence Programme in Malta? Let us be your guide in making this journey seamless and tax-efficient. Our advisory services are designed to ensure you maximize the benefits of this unique opportunity.


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Strategic Compliance: Navigate the intricate 'Nomad Residence Permits (Income Tax) Rules 2023' with confidence. Our experts will guide you through the application process, ensuring compliance and minimizing paperwork hassles.

Tax Planning: Leverage our expertise to strategically plan your tax obligations. We'll help you understand the nuances of the 12-month income tax exemption and the subsequent reduced 10% tax rate, ensuring optimal financial management.

Remote Work Optimization: Tailor your 'authorised work' to meet the programme's criteria. Whether you're engaged with a non-resident employer or providing services through telecommunications technology, we'll help structure your work for maximum benefit.

Financial Reporting: Simplify your reporting obligations. Our team will assist you in registering for tax purposes, declaring income, filing annual tax returns, and managing necessary payments, ensuring a smooth compliance process.

Double Taxation Relief: Explore the potential for relief under Malta's double tax treaties. We'll guide you through the process, helping you demonstrate compliance and potentially exempting you from the 10% income tax in Malta.

Ready to embark on a tax-efficient nomadic lifestyle in Malta? Our advisory team is here to tailor solutions to your unique situation. Contact us today to optimize your Nomad Residence Programme experience.