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The Work Permit is an authorization that allows non-European foreign nationals to work legally in Malta. This is necessary to ensure that foreign workers comply with the country’s labour regulations and that employers respect employment laws. Depending on your nationality and the type of work you wish to do, you may need to obtain a Work Permit before you start working in Malta.

First, contact the Identity Cards Unit on +356 25904300 or send an email to infoeid.identita@gov.mt; Second, by clicking on the link found in the email, you will be redirected to the new e-ID Sign on page, where you need to enter your e-ID username (this is the same as your ID number), and your document number (this is the number on your ID Card or Residence Permit Card). Click on ‘Activate’ to continue with the activation process.

You will now be asked to create a password for the first time. Type in a new password and confirm the password by typing the new password again in the next field. Make sure the password contains both letters and numbers. Finally click on ‘Apply’ to log in.

Once logged in, you will be able to access your account details by clicking on the ‘My Account’ button.

If you require information about Visa applications, visit the Identity Malta website or send your queries to enquiries.identita@gov.mt

One may submit a copy of the original blue medical certificate online, but please note that to claim it, the sick leave should be for more than 3 days. The approximate time taken to fill out and submit the online application is six (6) minutes.

Alternatively, send the original blue medical certificate to the nearest servizz.gov hub. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit this blue medical certificate to the Department of Social Security. Please note that the Department of Social Security does not accept any blue medical certificates submitted online by the employer on behalf of the claimant. Furthermore, blue medical certificates delivered in bulk by employers on behalf of employees will also not be accepted.

You will receive the payment within twenty (20) days if the required details are submitted and you are eligible for benefit payment. To view any related payments, one must access the paymentsdss.gov.mt, where applicable.

With regards to the Increased Sickness Benefit, there is no need to apply as the Sickness Benefit will be automatically converted to Increased Sickness Benefit following a current and continuous payment of Sickness Benefit Claim of at least one-hundred and fifty-six (156) benefit days.

To apply, click on the following Link https://workflow.gov.mt/eservice/S10920?language=en

Once you have submitted your Work Permit application, you can track the status of your application through the Malta Employment Department. Constant checking will allow you to keep track of the progress of the process and give you an idea of the time frame in which you will receive a response, hopefully a positive one.

The employer has the legal responsibility to fill and submit the engagement and termination forms within the stipulated legal time frames, i.e. on the first day of employment in case of engagements (as per Articles 36 and 37 of the Employment and Training Service Act No. XXXIX of 2018) and within four days after termination of employment (as per Article 40 of the Employment and Training Service Act No. XXXIX of 2018).

Submission of forms can be done through the following methods:

Employer’s online service on Jobsplus’ website – Employer can submit electronically the Engagement and Termination forms after opening an account (employer profile) with Jobsplus – https://jobsplus.gov.mt/register

Please follow this link for more information on how to create and/or use the account. The account will enable you to manage the company’s details and users, submit employment and vacancies’ forms, as well as search through the jobseekers’ CVs. If you need assistance, please contact the Recruitment Services Unit on er.jobsplus@gov.mt or call on 22201600.

By email – Self-Employed person can submit the Engagement and Termination forms  by means of an email addressed to hriuforms.jobsplus@gov.mt

The following link can be used to book an appointment if you already have an approval letter: