➢ You must register with Jobsplus – Malta’s public employment service – and advertise the position for at least 2 weeks

➢ Exemptions from the labor market testing requirement:

◦ Healthcare professionals 

◦ Technical and building professionals 

◦ IT, finance, gaming, and education professionals

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview, make a job offer, then sign an employment contract

➢ Visit this link to download a copy of the contract form 

➢ Apply for a single permit on behalf of your future employee through the dedicated online portal

➢ Required documents:

◦ Copy of worker’s passport 

◦Professional resume in the Europass CV format bearing the candidate’s signature 

◦ Insurance policy valid for at least one year 

◦If applicable: Health screening certificate 

◦ Employment contract

◦ For employers classified as temping agencies: Declaration of Posting 

◦ Declaration of Suitability 

◦ Position description

◦ Proof of job advertisement not older than 6 months  

◦ Academic or professional qualifications recognized by the Malta Qualifications Recognition and Information Centre (MQRIC)

◦ Valid criminal record

◦Proof of accommodation  

➢ Application fee: € 280.50

➢ Processing time: 2 months on average

➢ If the Identity Malta Agency approves the application, it will issue an Approval in Principle letter

➢ The letter serves as an official document for your future employee to apply for a visa at the competent Diplomatic Mission

➢ Required documents:

◦ Application form fully completed and signed 

◦ Two recent passport-size photographs (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm) 

◦ Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended stay. The passport must have at least 3 blank pages. 

◦ Travel medical insurance covering at least 30,000 EUR 

◦ Invitation letter from the Employer 

◦ Professional resume 

◦ Reference letter from past the employer 

◦ Bank statements for the last 6 months 

◦ Employment contract certified by a Maltese Public Notary 

◦ Approval In Principle letter of the single work permit 

◦ Proof of qualifications 

◦ Proof of accommodation 

➢ Application fee: € 66

➢ Processing time: A few weeks

➢ After entering Malta, your employee must provide their biometrics to Identity Malta

➢ The Approval in Principle letter issued by Identity Malta provides guidance on how to schedule the appointment for biometrics through the online booking system

➢ After providing their biometrics, Identity Malta will take between 6 to 8 weeks to issue their residence card with the single permit status

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