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Exemption for Third-Country Nationals Employees to Register under the Social Security Act


Third-country nationals employees may request to be exempted from registering in Malta under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), as long as a state contribution is being paid in the home country.

An Exemption Certificate will be issued by the Department of Social Security exempting the third-country nationals employees from registering himself in Malta.

What you’ll get

The third-country nationals employees shall then receive an Exemption Certifcate from the Department of Social Security, with which they shall be exempted from paying Social Security Contributions in Malta.

The employers however, are still required to register the employment of the third-country nationals with the Commissioner for Revenue and Jobsplus, though is automatically exempted from their share of payment of Class 1 social security contributions of the third-country nationals employees.


General eligibility criteria:

  • Have a valid single permit (residence and work), or have submitted an application to the maltese government agency Identità.
  • Insured with a national institution in their third-country homeland.

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • Single permit (residence and work) issued by the maltese government agency Identità, or registration confirmation letter, if permit is still not available.
  • Latest state contribution payment receipt from the national institution in the third-country homeland.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.