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Immigration & Citizenship

The Malta Nomad Residence Permit

Residency Malta Agency, the local Government entity responsible for the management and promotion of Malta's residency-by-investment programmes, has launched a new residence permit, the Nomad Residence Permit. This initiative offers third-country nationals the opportunity to work remotely and reside in Malta for a temporary period.The holder of a Nomad Residence Permit shall retain their current employment in another country whilst residing in Malta. The residence permit is issued for one year and can be renewed upon the discretion of the authority if the holder of the permit continues to meet the eligibility criteria. Alternatively, those applicants who are interested in…
Julian Fenech Adami
9th June 2021
Immigration & Citizenship

30th June Deadline Nearing for Britons to Secure Residency Status in Malta

30th June 2021 Deadline Nearing for Britons to Secure Residency Status in MaltaThousands of British nationals living across the European Union only have a few weeks left to regularize their residency status in their country of residence, including Malta.Since Brexit, fourteen countries, including Portugal, Spain, and Italy, have automatically granted post-Brexit rights to British nationals residing in their country lawfully. However, in several other countries, including Malta, British nationals have had to apply for the residency status as their right to residence was not automatically granted.In view of Brexit, British nationals and their family members who resided in Malta prior…
Julian Fenech Adami
2nd June 2021
Immigration & Citizenship

Maltese Diplomatic Missions Remain Closed

With the publication of L.N. 255 of 2020, which came into effect on the 15th of July, 2020, the travel to and from Malta was permitted from the countries listed here. Additionally, Identity Malta has also re-opened its services and shall be accepting new Single Permit applications as of the 3rd of August, 2020.However, although it is now permissible to travel to and from Malta, none of Malta's Diplomatic missions or foreign representations are processing any visa applications. Therefore for nationals of those countries considered 'Safe-Zone', which do not have a visa waiver agreement with the Schengen Area Members States,…
Julian Fenech Adami
22nd July 2020
Immigration & Citizenship

Identity Malta Issues Update on Single Permit Applications

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Identity Malta had suspended all new single permit applications, barring those applications submitted under the Key Employee Initiative and by medical professionals. Nonetheless, third country nationals who were present in Malta and held a valid work permit were able to change their employer, irrespective of their application type.Identity Malta has now stated that it will be re-opening its services and shall be accepting Single Permit applications as of 3rd August, 2020. All new applications will be subject to more scrutiny than before, with a large focus on labour market tests and any applicable legislation. Following the…
Julian Fenech Adami
17th July 2020
Immigration & CitizenshipLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Dispute Panel for Landlords and Tenants and an Update from Identity Malta Agency

With the new Private Residential Leases Act in full force, a large number of new lease agreements have been signed over the past few months, all of which have to abide by the new laws set out by the previously mentioned Act. In fact, a survey has shown that over 10,000 new rental contracts have been entered into.Naturally, a number of disputes arise between landlords and tenants, resulting in numerous fees and time-consuming court proceedings. However, a new panel has been set up to help cater for certain disputes.The new adjudicating panel, made up of professionals in the sector, will…
Julian Fenech Adami
19th May 2020
COVID19 MeasuresImmigration & Citizenship

Return to Malta by Sunday, 12th April, 2020

Return to Malta by Sunday, 12th April, 2020On Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs issued a statement urging Maltese nationals who are still residing abroad to make their way back to Malta by no later than Sunday, 12th April, 2020.With the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus, coupled with the numerous lockdowns of airports abroad, the Maltese government has stated that Maltese nationals should return back to Malta via Frankfurt Main or via London Heathrow.Those who choose to return are to send their flight itinerary, together with a copy of their passport biometric page, to…
Julian Fenech Adami
8th April 2020