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Blue Medical Certificate – Submit


A medical certificate must be completed by a medical practitioner and may be submitted online to the Department of Social Security within ten (10) days from the first (1st) day of sickness. The only exceptions accepted are due to hospitalisation or treatment abroad.

Claimants must ensure that the address written on the certificate matches the official address held with the Department of Social Security, which will be used by the department for all official correspondence. Therefore, no changes will be made to the official address held by the Department of Social Security if it differs from the one submitted on the certificate.

You can verify and only update your official address online, as per your current address on your Identity Card by clicking here, or visit one of the hubs for further assistance.

What you’ll get

Sickness Benefit according to eligibility conditions.


General eligibility criteria:

  • An employee or a self-occupied person who is sick from the place of work and duly pays social security contributions.
  • The blue medical certificate must be properly filled in upon submission.

Documents Required

  • It is of utmost IMPORTANCE that the blue medical certificate has all relevant details on both sides adequately filled in. This includes the IBAN, for any payment of Sickness Benefit that one may be entitled to. Make sure that the blue medical certificate is also signed by the doctor and the applicant before submission.
  • A clear image of both the front and the back side of the blue medical certificate are required to be scanned and submitted with the online application.

How to access the service

Click here to submit the blue medical certificate online.