Employing Non-EU Nationals


The Employment and Training Corporation is at present the entity that processes applications for the issue of employment licences (previously known as work permits) with regards to foreign nationals to be employed in Malta. ETC was delegated this responsibility in August 2005.


We have compiled the following Guidelines for your perusal. Should you however require any clarifications, please contact us on: employment-licences.etc@gov.mt. These guidelines are intended to act as a guide to applicants and to foreign nationals wishing to work in Malta. They are subject to regular updates and thus, it is important that applications must comply with these guidelines applicable at the date of application.

We would also like to point the current exemptions, which can be read here.