Malta, a small Mediterranean island country, has become a destination of choice for people looking to work abroad. It offers the Mediterranean lifestyle, a vibrant social scene, idyllic weather, and a buoyant employment market. Let us guide you through your travel and work-life in Malta.
Work Permit for Malta
Non-EU and third-country nationals should possess a valid employment license or work permit. All the EU member states follow a single procedure for Malta work permit applications and residence permits, required to review all the requirements. In Malta, a “Maltese e-Residence Card” enables you to work and reside in the country.
The entire processes related to work permits have been harmonized through the EU Directive concerned. The employer must apply for a work permit on the employee’s behalf. The process usually takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
The Schengen Area comprises 26 countries that have agreed to allow free movement of citizens within this area as a single country. Twenty-two countries are European Union (EU) members, and 4 are part of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA).
EU: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
EFTA: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Authorities issue a Schengen Visa to interested individuals for visits and travels within the Schengen Area. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with a residence permit in one of the Schengen countries like Malta do not need a Schengen visa. You may travel to other Schengen countries for 90 days in any 180 days.
All the visa applications should be in writing, stating all the details required on the Visa Application Form. Include your passport (must be valid for at least three months) and a passport-size photo. Applications are reviewed within seven (7) to fifteen (15) days and can be extended up to thirty (30) days to sixty (60).
In most cases, applications are reviewed within seven (7) to fifteen (15) days. In certain individual cases, the review period can be extended up to thirty (30) days and in exceptional cases, even up to sixty (60) days.
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