Work in Malta

What if you could work while enjoying Malta?

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Working in Malta is a perfect opportunity for those who want to enjoy an experience that will not only enrich you professionally but will also lead to personal growth.

Its crystal-clear waters, pleasant climate all year round, cities full of history, and multicultural atmosphere are just some of the reasons why we invite you to consider Malta.

Join us and discover everything you need to know to work in Malta. Let’s get started!

Advantages of working in Malta

Working in Malta while improving your English and enjoying the lifestyle of this charming island in the middle of the Mediterranean has many advantages. All of them will make you wonder why you didn’t come earlier.


The climate is very pleasant

In Malta, you will enjoy the Mediterranean climate like nowhere else. Although Malta’s beaches are best enjoyed in summer, the truth is that you can also enjoy them in spring, autumn, and even winter. This country is perfect for sun lovers!


There is work all year round

Malta is an island that welcomes thousands of travelers throughout the year, especially during the summer months. This fact favors job opportunities in the service sector (hospitality, hotels, casinos, and leisure-related jobs).


It is well connected to other European countries

Malta is well connected by air to the main European cities.

If you are traveling from Spain, you will be glad to know that there are very cheap and direct flights to many cities in Spain. For example, you can fly from Madrid, Barcelona, or Malaga.

If you are traveling from Latin America, you will find cheap air tickets to other Schengen countries, so you can take advantage of the opportunity to travel around Europe if you wish.


The cost of living is low

Living in Malta is inexpensive. Rents, food, and transportation are not very expensive, especially compared to other European cities like London or Paris. Also, if you are a nature lover, interested in architecture and history, you will have many opportunities to engage in free activities, those that are on the bucket list of many people!


It is a very safe country

Malta is a very safe country. Here you can live without many worries. Even if you work late, you can walk home and enjoy the wonderful architecture of the city.


You will enjoy your free time very much

Dreamy beaches, lots of parties, music festivals, diving, snorkeling, spectacular landscapes, museums, cities with a lot of history and charm… Malta is small, but not boring at all! Here, every day you can enjoy a different plan, whatever your style of leisure. There is much to do and see in Malta.

¿Qué requisitos necesito para trabajar en Malta?

The requirements for working in Malta are different depending on your nationality. But don’t worry! We will now explain everything to you.

Remember that if you think your case is different and you want personalized help, you can write to us and one of our Dingoos Guides will help you completely free of charge.

Requirements for European Union citizens

If you have a European passport, you do not need any visa to work in Malta. But, if you want to work for more than three months, you will have to apply for your eResidence Card (which replaces the old Maltese ID).

Below, we tell you the requirements to get it:


Register with Jobsplus

The first thing you will have to do is register as a job seeker with Jobsplus, Malta’s public employment service.


Social Security Number

Next, you will have to apply for your Social Security number.

To do this, you can go to the Department of Social Security, whose address is 19, Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Valletta CMR 02, or apply online. In any case, you will receive it by postal mail at the address you have provided within one or two weeks.


Get your eResidence Card

You will only need to apply for your eResidence Card if you are going to stay and work in Malta for more than three months.

To apply for it, you will have to go to the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs, located at the Mediterranean Conference Center, Hospital Street, Valletta, VLT 1645 .4. Remember to bring your passport with you.


Bank account

Finally, you will have to open a bank account in a Maltese bank. This way, your employer can pay you your well-deserved salary at the end of each month.

Requirements for citizens of Latin American countries

If you have a passport from any Latin American country, you will have to complete some additional procedures, the first of which is to obtain a visa that allows you to work in Malta, such as the student visa (Schengen Visa type D) or a work visa (Single Work Permit).


Obtain a valid visa to work in Malta

Si tienes pasaporte de algún país de Latinoamérica y quieres trabajar en Malta, tendrás que solicitar un visado de estudiante o un visado de trabajo.

  • Visa de estudiante: con la visa de estudiante podrás trabajar hasta 20 horas a la semana. Para poder solicitarla, la duración de tus estudios debe ser superior a 3 meses.Si eres de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay o Venezuela, no necesitas solicitar visado para viajar a Malta, pero una vez en el país, tendrás que solicitar la visa de estudiante para poder trabajar.Si eres de Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador o República Dominicana, a diferencia del resto de países de Latinoamérica, tendrás que solicitar tu visado de estudiante antes de viajar a Malta. Para conseguir tu visa de estudiante necesitarás cumplir con los siguientes requisitos:
    • Pasaporte válido y con vigencia de al menos 3 meses.
    • 2 fotos tamaño ID.
    • Carta de aceptación de la escuela.
    • Comprobante de pago de la escuela.
    • Comprobante de reserva de alojamiento.
    • Cumplimentar el formulario de aplicación del visado.
    • Seguro médico por el total de tu estancia y con una cobertura de al menos 30.000€.
    • Vuelo de salida de Malta que coincida con el final del curso.
    • Demostrar que cuentas con dinero suficiente para cubrir tus gastos en Malta (784,7€ al mes).
  • Single Work Permit: con este visado podrás trabajar a jornada completa en Malta. Para conseguirlo necesitarás cumplir una serie de requisitos, entre ellos contar con una oferta de trabajo de una empresa localizada en Malta.Si eres un joven profesional y te interesa la visa de trabajo en Malta, ve a nuestra página de tipos de visados en Malta. En ella encontrarás toda la información que necesitas.


If you have a passport from any Latin American country and want to work in Malta, you will need to apply for a student visa or a work visa.

  • Student visa: With the student visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week. To apply for it, the duration of your studies must be more than 3 months. If you are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, or Venezuela, you do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Malta, but once in the country, you will have to apply for a student visa to be able to work. If you are from Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, or the Dominican Republic, unlike the rest of the countries in Latin America, you will have to apply for your student visa before traveling to Malta. To obtain your student visa, you will need to meet the following requirements:


    • Valid passport with a validity of at least 3 months.
    • 2 ID-sized photos.
    • Letter of acceptance from the school.
    • Proof of school payment.
    • Proof of accommodation reservation.
    • Complete the visa application form.
    • Medical insurance for the entire duration of your stay with a coverage of at least €30,000.
    • Flight out of Malta that coincides with the end of the course.
    • Demonstrate that you have enough money to cover your expenses in Malta (€784.7 per month).
  • Single Work Permit: With this visa, you can work full time in Malta. To obtain it, you will need to meet a series of requirements, including having a job offer from a company located in Malta. If you are a young professional and are interested in a work visa in Malta, go to our page of visa types in Malta. There you will find all the information you need.

Apply for a work permit

If you are going to work in Malta with a student visa, you will have to apply for a work permit. The work permit in Malta costs €230. It can be requested once the first three months of study have been completed and allows you to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.


Get your eResidence Card

At this point, if you are going to work in Malta with a student visa, you will have to get your eResidence Card, following the same process as the citizens of the European Union, which we detailed a few lines above.


Bank account

You will also have to open a bank account in a Maltese bank to receive your salary payments at the end of each month.


Health insurance

Having health insurance is a mandatory requirement to work in Malta. It must be valid throughout your stay and have a minimum coverage of €30,000.

Our colleagues from the Department of Integration Coordination will help you to take out a valid policy that will cover you for any eventuality

And these are the procedures for you to come and work in Malta! It may seem a bit more complicated than it is, but don’t worry, at Dingoos, we are experts in all these types of procedures and we will accompany you throughout the process so that you don’t have to worry about anything.

Write to us to start planning your trip and one of our Dingoos Guides will advise you for free.

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    What are the salaries like in Malta?

    In Malta, the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week is about €775 per month or about €9,320 per year. Although this is the minimum wage, salaries are usually higher.

    Thus, the average salary of a worker in Malta is almost double, about €17,000 per year, or about €1,400 per month.

    These salaries are what people employed in the service sector, such as waiters and call center workers, earn.

    On the other hand, if you want to earn more than the average, you should look for jobs in casinos and betting houses, as they do not require experience and are better paid.

    What are the most in-demand jobs in Malta?

    The most in-demand jobs in Malta are related to the service, tourism, hospitality, and leisure sectors. Although there is also a high demand for specialized positions related to new technologies and education. As you can see, you will have plenty to choose from!


    Computer programmer

    Computer programmers are responsible for creating new computer systems or ensuring their security. In Malta, this industry is booming due to the attractive tax benefits offered by the country to digital companies, casinos, and betting houses.



    Being a waiter in Malta will be one of the most enriching experiences, as it will allow you to make money quickly as well as meet people and get comfortable with English. Shifts are usually long, especially in summer, and there is a lot of turnover, so you will have plenty of opportunities to find a restaurant, hotel, or bar that suits you.



    Working as a cook in Malta is a great idea if you have some experience or related studies and, above all… if you like food! Here you can learn to cook local dishes as well as international cuisine, as Malta is a very rich gastronomic hub.


    Delivery person

    Working as a delivery person in Malta is a good way to start earning money in Malta, especially if your English is not very good. The schedule is usually flexible, and it is also a great way to discover the beauty of Malta, as your daily life will consist of delivering packages and food around the city.


    Ship employee

    Malta is full of boats of all sizes, from large cruises or yachts to small sailboats. And they all need a crew to help maintain the vessels and serve their guests well. Working as a boat waiter or helping with maintenance tasks is a very good idea for all sea lovers.


    Leisure monitor

    If you like activities with children and adults, in Malta, you can work as a leisure monitor. Excursions, mountain walks, camping, activities in pools and on the beach… there are many options, and all of them are very fun!


    Sports monitor

    For sports lovers, Malta has many jobs related to sports and leisure, such as diving instructor, kayaking instructor, paddleboard instructor, snorkeling instructor, and football coach.



    Working as a stewardess in Malta is perfect for those who enjoy helping others. In Malta, there are many public and private events that require the work of stewardesses for their proper development.



    In Malta, there are many hotels, resorts, spas, museums… so receptionist positions are abundant. This job is perfect for those who already have a slightly more fluent English and some knowledge of office work.


    Maintenance staff

    And finally, another job related to the good development of the service and hospitality sector is that of maintenance staff. From hotel waiters to cleaners, and handymen, hotels offer a variety of jobs. And best of all, most of them do not require previous experience or a high level of English.

    Would you like to know more about Malta?

    Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about studying, living, and the types of visas in Malta.


    We want you to get to know Malta. That's why we tell you about its main features, what its capital is like, and some curiosities about the country that will not leave you indifferent. Let's go Malta!

    Studying in Malta

    With a very varied and quality educational offer, Malta is the perfect city to spend months of your life learning English and discovering one of the most charming islands in the Mediterranean while enjoying an unforgettable experience.

    Living in Malta

    Malta has a stable economy and a cheerful way of life that invites you to enjoy. Lots of sun, turquoise waters, and cities with many stories to tell come together to make your time in Malta one you will never forget.

    Types of visas

    There are different types of visas that allow you to study and work in Malta, depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay. At Dingoos, we advise and help you to carry out all the procedures and formalities 100% free and personalized.

    How to work in Malta? Steps to follow:

    So, do you see yourself working in Malta for a while and enjoying this island and its Mediterranean atmosphere to the fullest? Great! Making it happen is easier, faster, and stress-free than you think. You just have to follow the following steps:


    Step 1: Contact Dingoos

    Fill out the form on our website to get in touch with us. We will quickly assign you a Dingoos Guide who will help you with the whole process so that you can come to work in Malta while you study.

    Your Dingoos Guide will study your case and accompany you during the completion of all the necessary procedures for you to come and live in Malta… just relax and get excited thinking about the adventure you are about to embark on!


    Step 2: Choose your destination city

    St. Julians, La Valetta, or Sliema? The cities in Malta are like neighborhoods, and you can walk from one to another. On our “living in Malta” page, we tell you a little more about the most outstanding cities on the island of Malta.


    Step 3: Apply for your visa and work permit in Malta

    Once we have defined your study plan that allows you to work in Malta, your Dingoos Guide will put you in touch with our Integration Coordination team. They will be the ones to tell you the steps to follow to obtain your work permit once you arrive in Malta.


    Step 4: Create your CV + cover letter

    If you want to start working in Malta quickly, it’s a good idea to anticipate your arrival on the island and prepare your CV. In the following link, you can download a European CV template that will serve as a guide to create your own.

    It’s important that it’s in English and specific to the type of job you’re looking for. So, if you’re interested in working in hospitality or retail, it’s best to have two separate resumes that showcase your experience and interest in these sectors.


    Step 5: Next stop: Malta

    The pearl of the Mediterranean awaits you! You have everything ready to travel to Malta. Pack your bags, say goodbye to your friends and family, and… start the adventure of your life!


    Step 6: Meet your Dingoos Integrator upon arriving in Malta

    When you arrive in Malta, your Dingoos Integrator will be waiting for you at the airport to give you a warm welcome and accompany you to complete all the small procedures you need to start your experience in Malta.

    For example, opening a bank account, applying for your transport card, or getting a SIM card with your new Maltese number.


    Step 7: Look for work and you'll find it

    In Malta, there are several ways to find a job. To start, leave your shyness at home and explore the busiest areas of the city in search of possible places where you can work.

    Remember: casinos, hotels, and restaurants are always looking for new staff, especially in the months leading up to the high season.

    Take your printed CV with you, and when you see a place that catches your eye, go in and leave it with the manager. At first, you may feel a little hesitant, but it’s one of the best ways to break the ice and find employment quickly.

    Job search websites

    The internet is another great place to look for jobs in Malta for foreigners, especially if you’re looking for work in specific sectors. The most popular websites for job hunting in Malta are:

    • Linkedin: very useful for specialized profiles. You can find many companies located in Malta and directly apply for positions that interest you.
    • Maltapark: A very popular job search engine in Malta. It will also serve you to buy and sell almost anything you can think of.
    • ETC: This is the official job search page of the Maltese government.
    • Jobs in Malta: another job search engine that works very well.

    Facebook groups to find work

    Another way to find jobs in Malta for foreigners is through some of the Facebook groups for Spaniards and Latinos in Malta. These groups are usually small, friendly communities where job offers and advice are shared. Additionally, it’s a good place to meet other people in your situation to hang out and make plans.

    Some Facebook groups are:

    Dingoos job workshop

    At Dingoos, we know that looking for a job abroad can be a bit scary, which is why we usually organize a workshop where we give useful advice on how to find a job and provide relevant information about the job market in Malta. Once the workshop is over, you’ll feel as comfortable looking for a job as a fish in the crystal-clear waters of Malta.


    Step 8: Work and enjoy your experience in Malta

    If you’ve followed these steps, you’re currently enjoying the experience of a lifetime in Malta, knowing that the #DingoosTeam is always available to add positivity and help you with everything you need.

    Tips for finding a job in Malta

    Finally, we’d like to give you some tips to help you quickly find a job in Malta:

    • Make sure your CV is in perfect English.
    • Start your job search before arriving in Malta. Many companies are looking for foreign talent, and it’s likely that you can have interviews via Zoom or Skype.
    • Attend our employment workshop to learn how to tailor your CV and get more tips.
    • Contact employment agencies in Malta.
    • Improve your English. The better you speak English, the more job opportunities will open up for you, so don’t hesitate to invest in an intensive English course to get comfortable during the first few weeks.
    • Join Facebook groups for “Spaniards and Latinos in Malta” and check out job offers in Malta.

    How does Dingoos help you?

    At Dingoos, we take you to experience the time of your life in Malta. To do this, we’ll help you with the most boring but essential parts of living abroad, such as visa management, school enrollment, and other bureaucratic procedures. All of this is completely free!

    Write to us, and one of our Dingoos Guides will study your case and advise you in a completely personalized way so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than packing your bags and flying to this jewel of the Mediterranean called Malta. See you soon!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about working in Malta from our students. Remember that if you can’t find the answer to your question, you can write to us for personalized and free advice.


    Can you work in Malta without knowing English?

    Although knowing English is not an essential requirement to work in Malta, it always makes things much easier. If you don’t yet control the language, it’s best to enroll in an intensive English course in Malta and travel to the country with a student visa, which will also allow you to work legally, part-time during classes, and full-time during vacation periods.

    In any case, you can always start with less qualified jobs, such as kitchen assistant, delivery person, cleaner, or even waiter. As you improve your English, you’ll be able to access more qualified jobs.


    Are there jobs in Malta for Colombians?

    No matter your nationality, there is a very good job market in Malta. Working in Malta in the summer is always a good idea as the job market for Spanish speakers in Malta skyrockets, especially in service-related jobs.

    You’ll need to keep in mind that if your nationality doesn’t belong to any European Union country, you’ll need to apply for a visa that allows you to work in the country legally, such as a student visa.


    What is the best job in Malta for Spaniards?

    There are very good job opportunities in Malta for Spaniards. Additionally, as a member of the European Union, you won’t need any visa to live and work in the country.

    Many Spaniards decide to travel to Malta to work during the summer season in a job that allows them to cover their expenses in the country while practicing and improving their English.

    The most popular jobs in Malta for Spaniards are related to the hospitality industry, such as waiter. Whether you have a good level of English or not, it’s just a matter of time to find a job in the tourism sector.

    Do you want to work in another country?

    Keep reading and find out everything you need to know to work in Australia, Canada, and Ireland.

    Working in Australia

    Australia is a very safe country with unstoppable economic growth for over 25 years, and there are plenty of opportunities and advantages for those who want to come and grow professionally and personally.

    Working in Canada

    Canada is one of the countries with the best quality of life in the world. Its landscapes will leave you speechless, and the closeness of its people, known worldwide, will bring a smile that will be hard to erase during your stay in the country. Are you ready to live the Canadian dream?

    Working in Ireland

    In Ireland, you can work legally while you study, making it the perfect destination for those who want to add some work experience to their CV in addition to their knowledge, or simply earn money to cover their expenses.

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