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The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta recently opened applications for remote workers and digital nomads to apply for a one-year visa to live and work in the country. Called on Nomadic residence permit, it is open to those who live outside of EU countries, such as the US, as long as they are fully vaccinated and work for a company based outside Malta.
The global pandemic has not only changed the way we travel, but also the way many of us work. Malta’s new digital nomadic license will allow travelers to combine work and travel seamlessly, with views of the island that are sure to surpass those in your living room or home office. Here’s everything you need to know about the Nomadic residence permit, including who is eligible, as well as an overview of the Covid-19 situation in Malta.
Nomadic residence permit – What travelers need to know
Many who have been forced to work from home now find it better to endure a long commute to work in a boring office, many are now reassessing their work situation and finding that living and working abroad has become a problem. more realistic perspective than they could possibly be. have once considered. Since work permits are generally a stumbling block for many, the Nomadic residence permits removes the underlying fear and worry that is usually on the mind of a digital nomad.
The opportunity to live and work in Malta is available to a large group of travelers. According to Malta’s official website for the new permit, those who are eligible for the Nomadic residence permit are third-country nationals – i.e. those who are not from an EU Member State or from a country whose citizens do not benefit from the European Union’s right to freedom traffic – who can prove that they can work remotely using telecommunications and earn a gross monthly income threshold of 2,700 euros. The permit can last up to one year, with the possibility of an extension.
In addition to the above, applicants must also prove that they belong to one of the following 3 categories:
- work for a registered employer in a foreign country and have an employment contract;
- carry out commercial activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which the applicant is a partner / shareholder; Where
- offer freelance or consultancy services, mainly to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has contracts.
In addition to meeting the work-related criteria for the permit, applicants must be fully immunized, along with the following:
- hold a valid travel document;
- have health insurance covering risks in Malta;
- hold a valid rental or purchase agreement for property; and
- pass a background check
Speaking about Malta’s new program, Charles Mizzi – CEO of Residency Malta, said:
“Malta has jumped on the bandwagon of increased demand for remote work globally, as the pandemic has changed goals and new trends are set. People who can work remotely using technology and entrepreneurs who have a desire to travel and experience new countries and cultures are welcome. If there are any lessons to be learned from the pandemic, it’s that people are ready to move more than ever. “
An English-speaking archipelago in the heart of Europe full of history, charm and natural wonders – with mobile and broadband internet speeds reaching 30th and 35th places in the world – Malta has everything a digital nomad could possibly need . The country is also currently reporting very low cases of Covid-19, with a daily average over the last 7 days of just 16, offering travelers who apply peace of mind. Applications are made by e-mail, details of which can be found here.
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