The provisions state that a dependent cannot be economically active at the time of the application. If, in this case, the dependent graduates and starts working after three years, his residency right will not be affected.
How could my dependent child maintain residency in Malta once he becomes economically active?
My family is considering applying for the Maltese Residency & Visa Program soon. My child is 17 years old now and is a freshman in college. There is no issue adding him to my application now, but I was told that once he becomes economically active (presumably in three years when he graduates and finds a job), he would lose his residency rights. Is that true? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
With reference to your question relating to residency rights of a dependent child once he becomes economically active, no. The residency rights are not lost simply because the dependent becomes economically independent.
Family dependents remain entitled to the residency rights, even if after having obtained residency they no longer qualify as dependents.