What is a Social Security Registration Number?
Historically, your social security registration number is a number listed under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318) through which you pay social security contributions. The social security contributions paid will entitle you for the social security benefits provided under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318), subject to the entitlement conditions which exist for each type of benefit. You can find more information on the categories and amount of social security contributions employees and self-employed/occupied persons need to pay here.
As of October 2016, the Social Security registration number will be removed for permanent Maltese I.D. card holders (with letters M, L, G, H) and will only be used for people that are not in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card.
Who is obliged to register for a Registration Number?
Persons in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card will be automatically registered under the social security act once they have reached 16 years of age. Persons not in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card between the age of 16 and pension age need to apply for a social security registration number. This number is only issued once and is valid throughout the lifetime of the applicant.
What do I need to apply for a Registration Number?
Persons not in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card need to make use of this eForm and its supporting documents in order to apply for a social security number. Once the application is submitted, they will be subjected to an insurability test.
How will I receive my Registration number?
Those in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card will receive their registration certificate automatically a few days prior to their sixteenth birthday.
For those not holding a permanent Maltese I.D. card and making use of this eForm, the registration certificate will be sent via the e-mail address provided in the application once the insurability criteria is met.
Applying for a registration number for social security purposes does not necessarily mean that you will be registered automatically. Your insurability position will need to be determined by the Department of Social Security.
How to apply?
You can apply online by visiting the Eforms page.
You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our Application Form page.