| Are you thinking of getting an EU Blue Card in Malta?

| Are you thinking of getting an EU Blue Card in Malta?

The EU Blue Card Directive 2009/50/EC of the 25th May 2009 entered into force in Malta by Law Legal Notice 433 of 2011.

Individuals who qualify for such immigration status will be granted a uniform residence permit and the type of permit that is issued will be “EUBlue Card”. The above-mentioned Regulations apply to Third Country Nationals who wish to be admitted to Malta for the purpose of highly qualified employment (Conditions of Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals for the purpose of Highly Qualified Employment Regulations).

Can I qualify for the Blue Card?

Non-EU citizens may apply for a Blue Card or the purpose of Highly Qualified Employment under the conditions of entry and residence as set out in the Highly Qualified Employment Regulations.

Highly skilled Non-EU citizens can apply for the Blue Card if satisfying the following requirements.


Job and personal requirements:

          Job contract valid for at least one year

          Minimum salary requirement

          International health coverage

          Availability of a residential address in Malta

          Educational/academic course of minimum 3 years and officially recognized or 10 years of professional experience

          MQRIC confirmation of job category classification


How much do I have to earn to qualify for a Blue Card?

The gross annual salary resulting from the monthly or annual salary specified in the work contract or binding job offer must be equal to or higher than the relevant salary threshold defined by the Member State (at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary in the Member State concerned).


How long does it take to get the EU Blue Card in Malta?

National law foresees that the maximum processing time for issuing a Blue Card in Malta is 90 days but it may be subject to variations.


How long will the EU Blue Card be valid?

Standardperiod of validity in Malta is 1 year.

In Malta, the EU Blue Card is issued for a period of at least one year. Upon renewing the EU Blue Card, if the remaining time on the employment contract is less than one year, the EU Blue Card shall be renewed for the remaining duration of the contract plus three months.


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