Fabian Demicoli

An update from Identity Malta on TCN’s single work permit

The Malta Chamber of SMEs has in the past days held a meeting with Identity Malta in order to clarify a number of concerns members raised. The concerns raised are mainly related to issues in light of the pandemic. This in particular relates to a number of pending approved applications (before end of March 2020) which have been submitted and paid for with Identity Malta, which approvals had expired due to the pandemic.

Successful applications pre-31st March 2020

Identity Malta will be getting in touch with employers who had already submitted (paid) an application for a single work permit with Identity Malta before the pandemic hit (before end of March 2020).

Identity Malta will be asking employers if they would like to either.

  • Extend the application and continue with the process. The Extension will be a one time extension and will be extended for 6 months (chance for employee to make arrangements to come to Malta) + 3 months (time for employee to settle all requisites once in Malta.
  • Receive a voucher (Credit note) which can be used by the employer for any future application / extension etc. The Voucher will be valid for 6 months. The SME Chamber has requested Identity Malta to consider extending the eligibility period of these vouchers for those needing to utilise such vouchers at a later stage.

Identity Malta is currently contacting employers who do not have a readily set-up online account to create one. All other employers already having an online account will be receiving a registered letter by post with step by step instructions on how to select one of the above options through an online portal.

Members requiring any specific guidance or advice are encouraged to get in touch via email on or by phone on 21232881.

The Malta Chamber of SMEs will keep in touch with Identity Malta in order to be able to inform its members with any important updates.

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