As discussed in the previous post that was about the Malta Work Visa Process, today in this post I would like to tell you about the Malta Seasonal Worker Permit for the Non-Europeans. The Malta seasonal worker permit allows people from non-European countries to carry out work in sectors like Tourism and Hospitality, Agriculture, and Construction. For this purpose, you will apply for a “Malta Single Work Permit” or a short-stay visa.
If your employment contract as a seasonal worker is longer than 90 days, then you will apply for a “Single Permit”. If your contract is less than or up to 90 days then you can apply for the short-stay visa. The minimum wage in Malta for seasonal workers is €9.15 per hour which is slightly less than the salary offered to Belgium Seasonal Workers. After the approval of a single permit, you will apply for a National Long Stay Visa which is also called D Visa. More details about the application process, requirements, and visa process are given below.
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Who is Eligible for the Malta Seasonal Work Permit?
The program is open to citizens of countries outside the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland. There are no specific educational or experience requirements.
Duration of a Work Permit
- Short Stay (up to 90 days)
- Long stay (more than 90 days, but maximum 9 months).
Apply for a Single Permit for Seasonal Work
You must submit an application for a seasonal worker with Identity Malta Agency in a single application procedure, which is endorsed by your employer.
This is known as a “Single Work Permit”. And it is required if you are going to stay for more than 90 days.
What is the Identity Malta Agency?
The Identity Malta Agency (IMA) is the government agency responsible for issuing and managing Visa applications.
What is the Malta Single Work Permit?
This permit is issued to individuals to live and work in Malta for the long term. An individual must have a Valid Job offer from the Malta employer. Your employer can also apply on your behalf. A single permit takes two to three months to process.
Where to Apply for a Single Permit?
You have to submit a single application procedure via link Single Permit – Article (gov.mt)
Once granted the single permit, it authorizes third-country nationals to legally reside and take up employment for a specific job with a specific employer in Malta.
Cost of a Permit
- 280.50 euro
A residence permit will be issued bearing a reference to seasonal work and will entitle its holder to stay and work in Malta for a stay exceeding ninety days.
Apply for a D Visa
Once you have a work permit you can now proceed towards the Visa process. Apply for a Malta national visa (Long stay D Visa) at the Maltese embassy in your country.
- National Long Stay (D) Visa Fee: €100
Required Documents for Proof
- A valid contract of employment
- Evidence of health insurance.
- Evidence of proper accommodation in Malta.
- Evidence of sufficient financial savings.
Note: It is important to consult with the relevant authorities for the latest information. I have given a few official resources below for your information.
Websites to Find Job Opportunities in Malta
If you are a digital nomad or you can work remotely for your company where you are employed you can apply for the Malta Digital Nomad Visa. This residency program also leads to permanent residency.
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