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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 have a few options when it comes to visas:

  • Short-Stay Visa, or C Visa: This is a type of Schengen visa that allows foreign nationals to enter multiple countries within the Schengen area. The C visa allows the holder to remain in Malta for up to three months regardless of how many entries are allowed.
  • 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

  • Food & Beverages
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Labour
  • Others

 Requirements to Obtain a Work Visa in Malta

  • A duly completed visa application form
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of the applicant’s trip to Malta
  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages
  • Two passport photos
  • Proof that the applicant has travel medical insurance coverage for the entire Schengen area
  • 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


Step 1: Assessment to determine eligibility by screening applicant’s resume (preferably video and paper resume with all work details.

Step 2:  Screening – Applicant will further be connected with the employer for screening. Screening can be paper based or if required, interview can be conducted online.

Step 3: After selection, Job Offer also known as Documents of job will be received from our facilitator/Employer

Step 4: Documents of job are signed by the applicant and sent back to our facilitator

Step 5: The employer will apply for Work Permit at Identity Malta

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

Step 7: Visa Filling: Additional Documents required for visa filling:

  1. Letter of approval
  2. All copies of documents provided at the first stage – signed by employer
  3. Invitation letter

Step 8:  Initiate Appointment procedure with VFS/Malta Embassy

Step 9:  Apply for the visa

Step 10:  Visa Received

Total Process: 5- 6 Months (on average)

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