Converting travel visa to Work in Malta

HI,

Iam from india and planning to visit malta. Please help me to know if i can convert travel visa to work visa and what are the requirements.

Employment in Malta

Government Policy


IMPORTANT: Non-residents who have no job offer from an employer in Malta must FIRST find a job. Only then will an application process for the issue of a work permit be possible.

All foreign nationals require a work permit to work in Malta.  In respect of foreigners, the Government maintains a very restrictive policy and employment licences are granted only in exceptional circumstances.

Such work permits are issued to employers wishing to engage foreigners for a determined period and for a specific purpose, ONLY after it has been ascertained that every effort has been made to engage a suitable Maltese citizen.

Conditions for the Issue of a Licence
1. The applicant must be in possession of a job offer from an employer in Malta.
2. The applicant must possess a specialist skill or qualification which is lacking in Malta.
3. A significant demand must exist in a particular sector e.g. construction workers, qualified nurses, tourist guides with particular language skills...

Upon the request of a potential employer and on satisfying the above criteria, an employment licence will be issued by the Director of Labour.

Validity & Renewal

Employment licences are normally issued valid for one year. Licenses valid for up to three years may also be applied for at the express request of the employer and provided sufficient justification is given.  Licences may be renewed thereafter where a request to that effect is justified.

Residence Permit

A residence permit is automatically granted with the approval of a work permit for the applicant and his/her spouse. However, this does not entitle the spouse to work or automatically  qualify for an employment licence unless demand for work is felt in the respective field.

Indefinite licences

Where a foreign national is an investor in the manufacturing or financial services sector and holds substantial shareholding (40%) in the enterprise, the relative licence may be issued indefinitely.

Hi Gravitas,

Thanks for the reply..very informative.

Hi,

I've moved your thread to the Malta forum

All the best,

Julien

The information on this thread actually differs slightly now since Malta became a member of the Eu not all foreigners require work permits etc.
this document is the latest information on getting employment in malta
http://etc.gov.mt/Resources/file/ELU/20 … 0Unitx.pdf
as of november 2014

a tourist visa will not let you stay for longer than 90 days in any 6 month period so you would need to apply for a long term visa
National Long-stay “D” visa
These visas allow the holder to stay in the territory of Malta for periods longer than three months (90 days). All third-country nationals who wish to enter Malta in order to work and/or study must be in possession of this type of visa.

Hi ,

Is it possible to convert my visit visa into work? Imean will the system will allow me to apply jobs on visit visa?

RekhaRowthu wrote:

Hi ,

Is it possible to convert my visit visa into work? Imean will the system will allow me to apply jobs on visit visa?


no you will need to make sure you have the correct visa !
your tourist visa allows you to visit for 90 days only its not extendable

You cannot 'convert' your tourist visa into another kind of visa. It is always a new application and subject to terms and conditions. One is that you will need an employer either willing to apply for your visa or at least sign the application.

To apply for a tourist visa you need to convince the authorities that you intend to leave Malta within the maximum time frame of 90 days. If you even suggest working you will be denied.

Cheers
Ricky

hI Ricky,

Thanks for the information. Got clear cut picture, either i have to go on a work visa or i need to have a employer who is ready to do work permit for me once iam there.

Rekha

Exactly.

That with the employer is very difficult as it is a lot of hassle for them applying for a non-EU citizen and takes at least 8 weeks. The job proposed for you will have to be offered to all EU citizens first. If employer can prove that no-one applied then you would have a chance.

So if you have really fantastic qualifications that beat all others for a job you are fine otherwise .... problem. For example an experienced and qualified chef for indian cuisine could make it but a construction worker would only make it if he offers to work for peanuts as there are queues of irregular immigrants waiting for a job.

Cheers
Ricky

How to get a long time visa for malta or work visa .from India,kerala.
Any consultancy from kerala

as far as i read on different websites, Schengen visa cannot be converted into work visa or other type of visa, rather you have to exit the country to apply for other visa after you meet that visa requirements. it means if you obtain a job from an employer in Malta, you have to leave the country to apply for work visa.Immigration laws doesn't allow to apply work visa on tourist visa.

ccow9599 wrote:

as far as i read on different websites, Schengen visa cannot be converted into work visa or other type of visa, rather you have to exit the country to apply for other visa after you meet that visa requirements. it means if you obtain a job from an employer in Malta, you have to leave the country to apply for work visa.Immigration laws doesn't allow to apply work visa on tourist visa.


You have just replied to a post from nearly a year ago and that in turn was a post replying to one from 2 years before that in 2015.

Ray

Vill jagarnathpur post mithaura bazzar 273207
mahrajganj up india sir I want visit visa convert by work visa please sir waiter job

Reply me sir

Kuldeep Pandey wrote:

Reply me sir


If you are looking for a job in Malta, you are looking on the wrong site as this is a social forum not a jobs agency, but by all means look in the jobs section. The chances of getting a job in Malta without already being here are very slim as all jobs have to be first offered to Maltese Nationals, next, to EU Nationals and only then to TCNs.

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I want to go there as tourist.l want to convert work permit from tourist visa. Please help me .
From - Bihar,INDIA.

rajeevguys04 wrote:

I want to go there as tourist.l want to convert work permit from tourist visa. Please help me .
From - Bihar,INDIA.


I am not 100% sure, but I do not believe it is possible to do that. If you enter on a tourist visa and find a job the employer has to apply for your work permit but you have shown you are not a tourist and would have to leave Malta until your work permit is processed and granted. You can not start work until it is.

I want you people to help me get working visa to Malta.

If you are an experience banker just apply to HSBC. If you are an experienced fisherman apply to the fishermen's cooperation. However, you have to prove right from the beginning your knowledge is supreme because TCN are only accepted when no locals or EU citizens are available. Of course a way out is to buy the Maltese citizenship and start your own business over here.

frankofosumensah wrote:

I want you people to help me get working visa to Malta.


We cannot do this.

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Hi sir My name is Faisal Abbas I am Ltv Driver UAE license 13 Airs Experience in UAE My Experience All vehicles Drive van Hiace car Pickup Truck and car Taxi driver I need job Europe My contact number is 0*** same wastap number

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Hi sir My name is Faisal Abbas I am Ltv Driver UAE license 13 Airs Experience in UAE My Experience All vehicles Drive van Hiace car Pickup Truck and car Taxi driver I need job Europe My contact number is 0*** same wastap number
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If you took the trouble to read previous posts we cannot find work for you, your only option is to look at the job section, you should not put personal contact numbers on here.

@faisalabbas4266 pls contact me sir

@faisalabbas4266 pls contact me sir
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@RekhaRowthu belongs to India pls help me sir

@RekhaRowthu belongs to India pls help me sir
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What do you need help with? Asking everyone for help but not stating what help you need is pretty much meaningless.