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Malta Work Permit

Malta, Officially the Republic of Malta is an Island country in southern Europe .It is one of the 28 member states of EU and one of the 26 member states of Schengen Area.

English being one of the official languages of Malta with world class education system, IT infrastructure and health care system attract huge number of foreign workers to the country.

Malta – Quick facts

  • Location: Europe
  • Capital: Valletta
  • Passport Rank: 7
  • Population: 500,000
  • Language: English and Maltese

Types of Work Visas Available to Foreign Workers in Malta

Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Malta to work need to have a National Long-Stay Visa, or D Visa.

The D visa allows foreign nationals to stay in Malta for more than three months. This is the visa foreign employees will need to live and work in Malta for an extended period of time.

In addition to a long-stay visa, foreign employees will need a work permit. In Malta, this permit is known as an employment license.

 Available Jobs

  • General labour
  • Cleaner
  • Food delivery
  • Construction workers
  • Food & Beverages, Housekeeping, Kitchen and many more..

 Requirements to Obtain a Work Visa in Malta

  • A valid passport
  • Travel medical insurance
  • An employment contract with a company based in Malta
  • Proof of accommodations for the duration of the applicant’s time in Malta
  • Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover the entire period of the applicant’s stay
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Updated Resume
  • Candidates should be currently working
  • COVID-19 fully-vaccination certification

Approved Vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty; AstraZeneca Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine; Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine

  • Residency documents for applicants residing outside their home country

 Work Permit Process:

Step 1: Complete documents will be presented to the employer in Malta for screening

Step 2: Interview will be done on Skype (If required)

Step 3: After selection, job offer will be issued by the employer

Step 4: Job offer acceptance by the applicant with additional documents shared with the employer

Step 5: To apply for Work Permit in Malta by the employer

Processing Time: 6 to 8 weeks

Step 6: Work Permit issued – Letter of approval is valid for 180 days

Visa Filling

Additional Documents required for visa filling:

  1. Letter of approval
  2. All copies of documents provided at the first stage

Step 1: Initiate Appointment procedure with VFS/Malta Embassy

Step 2:  Book accommodation

Step 3:  Arrange Travel itinerary and travel insurance for at least 3 months

Step 4:  Apply for the Visa

Step 5:  Visa Received

 Total Process: 5- 6 Months (on average)

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