Identity Malta expected to open single permit applications in August

Queue Identity Malta
Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Between March and July, Identity Malta issued new single permits for highly skilled workers (Key Employee Initiative) and healthcare professionals only, however, Identity Malta plans to open new single permit applications from Monday 3rd August 2020.

All new single permit applications will be assessed, taking into consideration the latest labour market testing and applicable legislation.

New Single permit applications, renewals and change in jobs can be submitted online, once the employer has successfully registered for the online application service.

Expired letters to be extended

Identity Malta is communicating new letters with extended dates to successful single permit applicants who are still abroad and whose letter of approval in principle has expired.

Should the applicant require a visa to enter the Schengen area, s/he are required to present the letter with the visa application form and other required supporting documents to the pertinent Maltese Consulate or the Maltese Embassy within 180 days of receipt of the letter.

Applications which were put on-hold are reassessed

Pending single permit applications, which were put on hold in March 2020, are being reassessed, taking into consideration the labour market developments and requirements.

Approval of new single permits is without prejudice to:

  • latest labour market testing and applicable legislation;
  • any further approval that may be required by the Maltese Health Authorities to be able to proceed to Malta;
  • any visa requirements, especially if the applicant originates from a country where there is no facilitation yet for the issue of visa;
  • any restrictions regarding travelling to Malta imposed by EU member states through which the applicant would need to transit in order to reach Malta.