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New Identity Malta Procedures

New Identity Malta Procedures 

Identity Malta has introduced the ‘Temporary Authorisation to Work’ on the 23rd July, for still-abroad applicants to immediately start working with their prospective employer once they have finalised their application in Malta.

Upon their arrival, applicants are expected to fill in Form ID 1A, have their biometric features taken; and present the set of documents mentioned below:

(i) Copy of Passport Bio Page

(ii) Copy of VISA

(iii) Property lease/purchase agreement

(iv) Health Insurance Policy

(v) Qualification certifications and/or Reference Letters (ORIGINAL)

(vi) Health screening

All necessary verifications by Identity Malta, Jobsplus and the Police Immigration Office should be concluded prior to the applicant’s departure to Malta.

Persons holding a Temporary Authorization to Work shall be able to take up employment if: 

(a) The prospective employer notifies Jobsplus about the temporary recruitment and submits an engagement form, with a copy of the said permit;

(b) The holder of this interim permit should commence employment within the period of 7 days from the date of the interim permit;

(c) The holder of the interim permit would be registered with the Inland Revenue Department for the purpose of income tax and social security; and

(d) Tax payments and social security contributions would come into effect as of commencement date.

Failure to comply with the above-mentioned conditions, will result in the revocation of the Temporary Authorisation to Work. The Temporary Authority to Work is not substituting the Single Permit and the document is not fit for travel.

Please note that this is only applicable for applicants who are still abroad.

MEA is in continuously lobby efforts to facilitate the procedures even for applicants who are already in Malta.

More information can be obtained by contacting the Identity Malta Customer Care team on (+356) 2590 4000 or via email on

06/08/2018 MEA
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