Work permits

Obtaining a work permit in Malta depends on various factors, including the country of origin and the professional skills of a person. The country has a dual system that allows foreigners to work. Citizens from the EU and from Switzerland are generally allowed to come to Malta and work without having a work permit. Citizens from all other countries, including Croatia must have a guaranteed work contract from an employer and an appropriate work visa before they are allowed to enter the country.

Citizens from EU countries or from countries that are members of the EEA (European Economic Area), including Swiss citizens do not need a work permit or a visa to work in Malta.

Non – EU citizens that have been offered a job in Malta or wish to work as self – employed must submit a Single Permit application that must be endorsed by an employer or a prospective employer. The required documents must be submitted with the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs.

Additionally, the Maltese employer must deliver proof of the fact that they attempted to hire a Maltese or a EU citizen for the respective position before they are allowed to hire a non – EU citizen. The employee must have diplomas or certificated that endorse their professional skills in order to be able to work in Malta.

SIGTAX Ltd. is able to help you obtaining a work permit in Malta, or to obtain work permits for employees, by handling all the necessary paperwork and by complying with the Maltese legislation regarding work permits.