EU/EEA Nationals and their family members* have the right of free movement and hence can live and work in another member state without restrictions. Therefore, if you are about to employ an EU National there are no particular documentation requirements, but the process varies slightly from employing a Maltese National. We have listed the main administrative steps below. They are listed in chronological order:
1. Obtaining a National Insurance Number. This is necessary for the employee to be insured under Malta’s social security system. This is something the employee can take care of, but they will need to produce a work contract/promise of work to apply.
2. Registering of Employment**.Once the NI number is issued it is the employer’s responsibility to submit an engagement form to Jobsplus. The employer is to also include a copy of the employee’s passport. Once the engagement form is processed both the employee and the employer will receive an acknowledgement letter/email.
3. Residence Card Application. After 3 months of living in Malta, EU Nationals must apply for a residence card at Identity Malta. More information can be found here.
Feel free to direct your EU/EEA National employees to our website as we can help with any questions they might have about living and working in Malta.
* A non EU National family member of an EU National needs to have their status confirmed by Maltese authorities in order to be able to work without restrictions. Please do contact us for more information.
*** When an employment is terminated Jobsplus needs to be notified (by the employer) by a termination form. Again, here both the employee and the employer will receive an acknowledgement letter/email.
Information last updated: April 2020