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Work in Malta/Gozo? Legalities? Jobs & Self Employed - H

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Work in Malta/Gozo? Legalities? Jobs & Self Employed - H

Postby Apollo » Wed 2 Apr 2014 06:31 GMT

Hi everyone (again)

Possibly my most important question - sorry for so many.
What is employment like on the islands?
We had a look at, I think, Vacanciesinmalta.com or something and there was, seemingly, an amazing amount of jobs available in my husbands field which surprised us. Also because they were all advertised in English.
My husband in a Carpenter/Fitter/Boat Builder and there seemed to be quite a few of these on offer....is this accurate?
We obviously don't speak Maltese (Spanish, yes) so would this be a problem (again, given the jobs were all written English).
Also, with regards to self employed status- how does that work there? What monthly payments are required? In Tenerife (where we previously lived) they were EXTREMELY high for social security payments alone then add tax.
Is it relatively easy to go self employed in Malta or are there difficulties?

Any info at all on anything work related would be fantastic. Thank you
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Postby gozomark » Wed 2 Apr 2014 06:53 GMT

self employed - as an EU citizen, easy to set up - social security contributions under 7.2, for self employed, around € 1500 per annum from memory.

lack of Maltese a problem ? depends on the job, and really on the roles target customer base, so Maltese can be essential in some, and not required at all in others



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1. An EU citizens legal rights - residency, working, students
2. what sort of residency is available ?
3. what do I need to apply for if I want to reside in Malta ?
4. do I need to apply for residency before coming to live in Malta ?
5. do I need an accountant to apply for residency ?
6. do I need health insurance ?
6.1 Do I qualify for public health cover, and if I do, what cover do I have ? Are prescriptions free ?
7. can I work in Malta ?
7.1 How much is income tax ?
7.2 How much are social security contributions ?
8. where do I apply for my residency certificate ?
9. where can I get the residency application forms ?
10. where do I apply for my ID card ? - EDIT no longer applicable as ID cards no longer issued to foreigners
11. what documents do I need to apply for residency ?
12. can I vote in Malta ?
13.1 buying a property FAQ
13.2 selling a property FAQ
14. renting a property FAQ
15. Importing a vehicle FAQ
16. What's the procedure for importing/exporting a pet ?
17. Can I use my driving licence in Malta ?
17.1 Applying for driving licence
18. Long term residency certificate
19. EHIC
20. electricity/water bills - domestic v residential
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Postby maxine » Wed 2 Apr 2014 07:11 GMT

Also be aware that many advertised jobs already have a name against them and many companies, Estate Agents too, advertise stuff that has gone months or even years ago to make themselves look more important - it's a cultural thing.

Self employed is easy but you need to have some savings to be able to be resident in Malta - I believe it's around 22k Euros in a bank account or a pension - or a guaranteed job from a bona fide Maltese employer.
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Postby Apollo » Wed 2 Apr 2014 07:37 GMT

Ok, thanks for that. That is good to know. Will need to work on the savings part then, we lost all of those in Tenerife :(
Good info, thank you
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