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Malta Work Permit Consultation

Malta is a small but very exciting and modern country. So if you want to work in Malta to experience what Malta has to offer, you must know how the application process for a Maltese work visa goes and which criteria you need to meet.

Do I Need a Visa to Work in Malta?
Everyone who comes from a non-EU/EEA country or Switzerland needs to apply for a visa to work in Malta. You need a visa even if you will work for less than 90 days.

Meanwhile, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens can live indefinitely in Malta and work without a work permit. Within three months after arriving, they must register with the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs.

Types of Malta Work Permits
The types of Malta work permits are as follows:

  • Single Permit.
  • Key employment initiative.
  • EU Blue Card.

The Malta work visa is a term encompassing all the types of work permits issued by the Maltese government.

Single permit
A Malta single permit is a work visa that allows the holder to live and work in Malta long-term. To apply for a single permit, you must have an offer of employment from a Maltese employer. You must submit the application for a single permit in Malta. If you are still abroad, your employer submits the application on your behalf. A single permit takes two to three months to process.

Key Employee Initiative
The Key Employee Initiative is a new work permit that Malta recently launched for highly skilled workers. This work visa is issued relatively fast— with a processing time of five days. However, to qualify for the Key Employment Initiative, you have to make sure you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Relevant skills and work experience for the qualified job.
  • An annual salary of at least €30,000.
  • Document copies of your previous work experiences over the last three years.
EU Blue Card
The EU Blue Card is issued to highly skilled workers who will work in a qualified position, and earn a salary which is at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary in Malta. The Malta EU Blue Card is issued for at least one year, and can be renewed indefinitely, provided you still meet the employment criteria.

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