Work Permits

Working in Europe | Work permit | Malta

Are you thinking of moving to Malta? Numerous residents are attracted to the tiny island state every year. These include freelance professionals who can work remotely as well as retirees from Northern Europe, with a good number of them from the UK. The attraction lies in the relatively relaxed way of living, affordable cost of living, as well as the country’s historical links to Britain.

Within this section you will find all you need to know about moving to this island steeped in history, surrounded by the deep, blue Mediterranean Sea and where the sun shines for the majority of days throughout the year.

 

 

Who needs an employment license?

Employment licences are needed in respect of persons who enjoy long-term residence status (in terms of Legal Notice 278 of 2006). These licences are not subject to labour market considerations. In the case of citizens from outside the EEA/Switzerland (or ‘third country national’), applications for an employment licence or Single Permit applications are, generally, subject to labour market considerations, as explained further below. Such authorization is not automatic, and is only granted where EEA/Swiss nationals cannot be identified for the position in question. 

Employment licences are also needed in respect of Asylum Seekers, and for persons with Subsidiary Protection/Temporary Humanitarian Protection Status and Refugee Status. In all the above cases, an application for an employment licence is made by the employer, except in the case of persons with Subsidiary Protection/Temporary Humanitarian Protection Status and Refugee Status, who are granted a licence in their own name.