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Malta has a wide variety of options available for individuals wanting to take up residence on the island, being EU, EEA, Swiss or third-country nationals.
A comprehensive relocation alternative to individuals and businesses in Malta
For those looking to relocate to Malta without having to invest in a Malta Golden Visa or in Citizenship by Investment, there are other options available, like getting ordinary residence status on the island.
In fact, it has been stated that a person is ordinarily resident in a country by taking into account the duration of the individual’s presence in the country, frequency, regularity and nature of visits to the country, as well as business and family ties.
In Malta, both EU and non-EU nationals can move and relocate, but different rules apply.
Also, Maltese Citizenship can be gained by Naturalisation as a Maltese Citizen but a certain procedure must be followed.
Ordinary Residence is currently available to EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are seeking to transfer their tax residence to a high quality and tax efficient jurisdiction. Ordinary Residence is achieved through the application of an e-Residence card and the application of an Income Tax Number together with genuine links with the Maltese Islands.
The Key Employee Initiative (KEI) is a type of single permit which is applicable to managerial or a highly-technical post which requires relevant qualifications or adequate experience related to the job being applied for. There are certain requirements that one needs to abide with in order to submit a single permit application under the KEI. The latter is a faster process which would require less documentation to be submitted.
Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation
As of 21st September 1964, Malta became and Independent State. Consequently, the Independence Constitution amongst other matters, established who would be entitled to an automatic claim to become a Maltese citizen, whether it is by birth or descent.
Further certain conditions being met, you may be able to apply for citizenship in Malta by naturalisation or registration.
The Malta Digital Nomad Visa
The Nomad Residence Permit enables holders to retain their current employment-based in another country whilst legally residing in Malta. The Permit is open to individuals who can work remotely and independent of location, using telecommunications technologies. It is open to individuals from third countries, who would normally (but not necessarily) require a Visa to travel to Malta.
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