EU nationals have the option to apply under the scheme recognising “economic self-sufficiency”, under which applicants are allowed to reside in Malta with their dependents. Under this scheme, the applicant may then opt to conduct business on the, Island or work, through an ETC work permit. The residence is valid for a period of 5 years, which is renewable thereafter.

Main criteria

The applicant must show that he/she:

  • Has stable and regular means and resources to support himself/herself and any dependents;
  • Is in possession of health insurance covering himself/herself and any dependents;
  • Has appropriate title to property in Malta (owned or leased).

Employment

Under the employment scheme, EU nationals would need to apply for a residence permit and a work permit through the relevant department concerned. They may also opt to apply as self-employed or as shareholders of a company.

Qualifying criteria

The applicant must show that he/she:

  • Has stable and regular means and resources to support himself/herself and any dependents;
  • Is in possession of health insurance covering himself/herself and any dependents;
  • Has appropriate title to property in Malta (owned or leased) ;
  • Holds a valid employment contract ;
  • Holds an ETC permit which has been applied for by the relevant employer.