The Malta Single Permit procedure is regulated by the Single Application Procedure for a Single Permit as regards Residence and Work and a Common Set of Rights for those Third-Country Workers legally residing in Malta Regulations, as per S.L. 217.17, and administered by Identity Malta Agency as the competent authority.


Access to Malta and the Schengen Area

Employment Contract, Residential Address, and Health Insurance

Minimum 10 days for a Key Employee Initiative (KEI) Application

Physical presence is required


Based on a Single Permit – Still Abroad Application Pack


The Maltese Islands are a hidden gem in the Mediterranean Sea, offering a high-quality lifestyle and thriving economy that make them a top destination for individuals looking to relocate and find employment. With a population of around 475,000, Malta is a popular destination for those looking to relocate due to its strong and growing economy, diverse range of industries, and attractive lifestyle opportunities. Additionally, Malta is largely an English-speaking country, with English and Maltese as the official languages and Italian widely spoken as well.


The Malta Single Permit offers non-EU citizens the opportunity to live and work in Malta, with the added benefit of visa-free travel within the 26 member states of the Schengen area. This permit provides access to Malta’s robust and diversified labour market, spanning various sectors such as tourism, manufacturing, real estate, and information technology. Malta is also recognized as a hub for iGaming and fintech. The Single Permit opens doors to these thriving sectors, offering numerous employment opportunities. The Single Permit, administered by Identity Malta, is a testament to the country’s commitment to attracting global talent and fostering economic growth.

Malta Single Permit Guidebook


Navigating the Malta Single Permit process can be daunting for both the employee, and the employer. The CIVIQUO Unofficial Malta Single Permit Guidebook simplifies this by providing step-by-step instructions, insights into each stage of the process, and expert tips on how to increase your chances of success. From understanding the initial application requirements, how to fill in the required form, up until the final submission of documents; our guidebook covers it all. Download our guidebook today and empower yourself with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the application process with ease.

Our Guidebooks

The guidebooks provided by our team represent a comprehensive collection of expert knowledge and experience with the respective processes. They are not endorsed by, affiliated with, or representative of any government authorities. The content within these guidebooks is intended to share our understanding of the processes and does not constitute official advice or guidance.

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee the validity or applicability of the content in every circumstance. We disclaim liability for any actions taken or not taken based on the information provided in these guidebooks. Users are encouraged to seek official advice or consult with a professional before making decisions based on the content of these guidebooks. The use or misuse of the information contained within is at the user’s own risk. Please note that processes, requirements, and regulations may change, and the information contained within our guidebooks may not reflect the most current practices.

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