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Identità Malta Introduces Specialist Employee Initiative and Updates to the Key Employee Initiative

Identità Malta, formerly known as Identity Malta, has introduced a new initiative, the Specialist Employee Initiative, aimed at expediting the application process for skilled foreign workers. The initiative promises to process applications within fifteen (15) working days and is an extension of the existing Key Employee Initiative, which fast-tracks applications for highly skilled employees in a managerial or highly technical role within five (5) working days. To qualify for the Specialist Employee Initiative, the following criteria must be met: Minimum gross basic salary of €25,000; The position being offered in Malta is of a professional or technical level; and The…
Julian Fenech Adami
8th January 2024

The Malta Start-Up Residence Programme

In conjunction with Malta Enterprise, Residency Malta Agency has launched a new residence programme for beneficiaries under the Malta Start-Up Residence Programme. Similar to the Nomad Residence Permit , the Malta Start-Up Residence Programme seeks to attract business-driven individuals to set up their new business venture in Malta. To be eligible to submit an application under this programme, applicants must fulfil the below Eligibility Criteria: - Have attained 18 years of age - Have a concrete intention to develop and/or expand their business in Malta - Be the founder or co-founder of an enterprise which has been registered for no…
Julian Fenech Adami
22nd November 2022

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

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

Malta Travel – Covid-19 – Amber list update

As from midnight of Friday 11th September 2020, all Paris Airports and Marseille Airport will be included on the Amber List.Therefore, as from the above-mentioned date, Malta's Amber List will include the following countries:​Czech Republic,France (all Paris Airports and Marseille Airport),Romania,Spain (Barcelona, Girona and Madrid),Tunisia.Before boarding flights to Malta, any passenger departing from the above-mentioned countries/airports shall be required to submit a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which must have been carried out within 72 hours of his/her scheduled arrival.Upon arrival at the Malta International Airport, any passenger not having the proper certification may be subjected to a…
11th September 2020

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