Residence and Work Permits in Malta: Your Guide
Are you an EU National? Great news – you don’t need a permit to reside and work in Malta. The Free Movement of European Union Nationals and their Family Members Order 2007, along with related amendments (Legal Notice 329 of 2011 and Legal Notice 107 of 2012), paves the way for you to exercise your free movement rights in Malta.
European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals
EEA Nationals have the privilege to reside in Malta while they exercise their treaty rights. This includes roles as workers, self-employed individuals, self-sufficient persons, family members, exempt individuals, or students.
Non-European Union Nationals
For students who don’t fall under the provisions of Subsidiary Legislation 217.22 and are pursuing courses exceeding 90 days, the opportunity to work in Malta arises. Access to employment comes with conditions set by Jobsplus, including sectors where these students can work. After their initial three months of study in Malta, students can apply for a Jobs Plus Work Permit and upon receiving the Work Permit, students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week Part-Time. Keep in mind that these provisions may change as per the discretion of the Ministry responsible for Jobsplus.
Non-European Union Nationals pursuing a full-time course leading to a recognized higher education qualification by MQRIC can work for a maximum of 20 hours per week, starting from their first year of study. In such cases, students can apply for a work permit once they receive a residence permit, which includes reference to S.L. 217.22. It’s important to note that work permit applications are more likely to be approved if the employment offer aligns with the student’s chosen field of study.
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