A person 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.
Within three months after arriving, they must register with the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs.
You do not need to be able to speak Maltese fluently to get a Maltese work permit visa, it is advised that you know some of the basics. This will make your working life better and easier. It is also good to note that when you arrive in Malta on your work permit visa, it will expire after a year if you do not renew it.
All nationals, coming from non-European Union or European Free Trade Association Countries, and who are labeled as Third Country Nationals (TCN), must fill out a single application in order to be able to live and work in Malta.
In order to exercise their treaty rights, European Economic Area (EEA) nationals have the right to reside in Malta. They do so while being workers, self-employed persons, economically self-sufficient persons or students.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to get a Maltese work permit?
Timelines on Maltese visas can vary case by case however, RHJ Law aims to assist you in completing your visa process within 2-3 months of applying. To apply for the work permit, you must have an offer of employment from a Maltese employer.
If you’re ready to get started with your visa process then why not complete our quick and easy form above or contact us to learn more.
Do I have to work on the Maltese work permit?
Yes, if you apply for a work permit in Malta you will have to be employed and have a valid work contract from your employer. You will also prove that you are going to earn a minimum of €30,000 a year.
If this doesn’t sound like the right Maltese visa for you you could also look into the Maltese residency visa.
How much of each year will I have to stay in Malta?
If you move to Malta on the work permit visa, then you will be expected to spend 9-months of the year in Malta. However, you are also permitted to travel to countries in the Schengen area for 90-days of the year.
Need some ideas of what to get up to in Malta? Why not head to our blog and read all about what Malta has to offer.
What countries are in the Schengen area?
There are currently 26 countries in the Schengen area, they are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
I need a bank account for the Maltese Work Permit; how do I open one?
Yes, you will need a bank account. Getting a Maltese bank account has never been easier than with RHJ Law. Head to our bank accounts page to get started with your Maltese bank account
What can I read to find out more?
We have so much information for you on Malta and the visas available! Download our free brochure to learn more about moving to Malta, and check out our articles on Malta!
Ready? Let us help you simplify your move abroad
Whether you're setting up your business, finding your dream home, opening a bank account or securing citizenship for your family; RHJ Law are here to help you. Whatever it is, talk to us today about your move to Malta, Portugal, the UAE, UK or the USA.