Fabian Demicoli

End of Transitional Arrangements for the Employment of EEA/Swiss Nationals

 The third phase of the transitional arrangements at present in force in relation to the employment of EEA/Swiss nationals, their family members or dependents, as workers, will be coming to an end on April 30th 2011.

 

This means that following this date such nationals will cease to require an Employment Licence to be able to work in Malta as workers. Employers engaging their services would need to just follow the procedure being followed at present for Maltese nationals i.e. to submit an engagement form to the Corporation which should include the National Insurance Number issued by the Department of Social Security, of the person being recruited.

The above does not apply to Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals, their family members or dependents as their regard transitional arrangements are still in place, at least until the end of 2011.

At this stage you may wish to inform your members of this matter and of the fact that any engagement of such nationals before this date would still require an Employment Licence. Employers already engaging such nationals against the issue of a valid employment licence, and that wish to retain their services after April 30th 2011, do not need to re-register these nationals with the Corporation.

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