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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: 22201280-22201291

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


Are you a Third-Country National interested in having a secondary job?

Jobsplus wishes to announce the acceptance of applications for part-time employment for Third-Country Nationals (TCNs) who are already in possession of a Single Residence/Work Permit or an Employment Licence. Third Country Nationals who are in primary employment may now also take up part-time work, subject to the issuing of a secondary Employment Licence.  This service will commence on the 1st December 2017.

Further information?

Information on the procedure applicable is available on the Employment Licences Unit Guidelines, which may be accessed directly from here or by contacting the Employment Licences Unit on 22201280-291 or by email on employment-licences.jobsplus@gov.mt.