For a successful application to Ordinary Residence, several conditions must be satisfied. If applying, you must be aware of a few factors.
EU/EEA/Swiss nationals have a right to enter, remain and reside in Malta for employment, self-employment, to study, as self-sufficient economic persons.
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals may also apply, but their rights are not automatic. In addition, there are restrictions and conditions imposed, especially regarding employment/self-employment rights, for so-called third-country nationals.
Likewise, different requirements may apply when applying for Ordinary Residence in Malta, depending on the nationality of the applicant, so seek the advice of a Residence Specialist.