Exemption for Third-Country Nationals 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 (the 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 Identity Malta
- Insured with a national institution in their third-country homeland
- Single permit (residence and work) issued by Identity Malta, 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.