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Entitlement to Remain Insured in Malta – Form A1


The A1 document certifies which social security legislation applies to the holder of the form. It is generally required in situations where an employed or self-occupied person has a connection through his/her work activity with more than one EU country. Under the EU rules a person is only subject to the legislation of one country at any one time.

The A1 is issued by the country to whose legislation you are subject and confirms that you are not subject to the legislation of any other country you are connected with – in other words you will have no obligation to pay social security (including health insurance) contributions in the other countries. The A1 remains valid until the date of expiry, indicated at the form or until it is withdrawn by the issuing institution.

What you’ll get

An A1 document certifies that you are subject to pay your social security contributions in Malta whilst performing a work activity in another EU Member State. Thus you will be safeguarded from being insured twice.


General eligibility criteria

You are eligible for an A1 document in either one of the following circumstances:

  • When you are sent by your employer to work temporarily in another EU country on his behalf for a maximum period of 24 months. This is known as a posting.
  • When you are normally self-employed in an EU country and go to pursue a similar activity in another country for a maximum period of twenty-four (24) months.
  • When you are normally employed in more than one EU country at the same time or in alternation.
  • When you are normally self-employed in more than one EU country at the same time or in alternation.
  • When you pursue both an employed and self-employed activity in different EU countries.
  • When you are a civil servant pursuing activities in more than one EU country.

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • Employer’s Questionnaire; or
  • Self Employed Questionnaire

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.

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Last Updated: 16/03/2023