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Jobsplus processes applications related to the issue of employment licences (previously known as work permits) with regards to third country nationals to be employed in Malta. Jobsplus was delegated this responsibility in August 2005.

Following the transposition of the Single Permit Directive, third country nationals wishing to reside and work in Malta need to apply for a Single Permit (including Residence and Work) at the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs (Identity Malta) at Evans Building, St. Elmo Place, Valletta.

Jobsplus is a stakeholder in this process and whenever an application is submitted at Identity Malta, this is referred to Jobsplus to provide guidance on labour market testing. These licences are to be applied for by the prospective employee.

The following employment licences guidelines are intended to act as a guide to applicants and to third country nationals (with the exception of EU Member States undergoing a transitional phase) wishing to work in Malta. These are subject to regular updates and thus, it is important that applications must comply with the guidelines applicable at the date of application.

The current exemptions can be accessed here.

Contact Details

Telephone of person responsible: 22201282

Email address of person responsible: graziella.cauchi@gov.mt

Generic telephone numbers: 22201283/22201284/22201285/22201286

Generic email address: employment-licences.jobsplus@gov.mt