The dream of many, lately, is to leave their country to live in Malta. The sea, the excellent climate, a stable economy, favorable taxation, excellent opportunities for real estate investment and a high quality of life attract more and more foreigners towards the idea of moving to Malta.
Is it easy to find a job in Malta? Which documents do you need? What are the professions with the most opportunities? And the best areas to find a home in Malta?
But is a life change, finding a job and going to live in Malta just a dream or is it really a feasible idea? Which documents do you need? What are the professions with the most earning opportunities? And the best areas to find a home in Malta?
We answer these and other questions within this article.
The idea of expatriation and moving to a new country, without ever having to face any negative sides of any kind, is a beautiful dream that can spur you to change your life, but from which, once you arrive at your destination, you must necessarily to wake up. Everyone must make their own assessments and understand if this island suspended in the middle of the Mediterranean can really do it for him or not.
Documents to work in Malta
For the first three months no special document is required to work in Malta. After 90 days, your employer will have to request a permit from the Director of Labor, valid for one year (but there are also three-year permits) and renewable.
Those who want to work in Malta as a freelancer, a category that Malta welcomes with open arms and that can count on fast internet connections, free hotspots spread all over the island and a friendly taxation, can open VAT or establish a company LTD. To open a VAT you must first request the number of social security (tax code) and that of income tax, register with the ETC (Employment & Training Corporation) and finally request the VAT number.
To establish a LTD company, it is necessary to send an official communication to the Registrar of Companies and to draft the Memorandum of Association with the list of members.
Working in Malta
The work in Malta is not lacking, and in fact is one of the main reasons for which you decide to leave for Malta, especially in the IT, Web and catering sectors.
It must be said however that, especially in some sectors, the salaries in Malta are among the lowest in Europe and unable to keep up with the increase in the cost of living. Finding work in some areas, first of all that of catering, could therefore be inappropriate if you do not want to run the real risk of earning less than in other countries.
Other sectors, on the other hand, offer many opportunities but also higher salaries thanother countries. As long as you know the English language. Here are some:
- Financial sector
- IT sector
- Customer care and help desk (for online gaming)
- Igaming (Online Casino)
The languages spoken
In order to find work and settle in Malta it is advisable to know the English language, which is the most spoken language together with the Maltese language. Many, in fact, move to Malta to learn English, you can find many English schools (which are also inexpensive).
Rhythm of life
Another aspect that appreciates those who move to Malta is the pace of life: the rhythms are much more relaxed than in other European countries. It is a characteristic of Maltese life, like some of all the southern European countries, because it also allows you to work with greater serenity, especially if you are a freelancer.
Finding a house in Malta
Keep in mind that in Malta the rents are very expensive (600-1200 euros up), it would be a good choice to invest in a property that in the near future can turn into an excellent economic income.
Depending on the area, costs can fluctuate a lot. The area you choose also depends on why you come to Malta: work? nightlife? Learn English?
Sliema and St Julian’s are located in the heart of everything: beach, nightlife, restaurants and English schools. They are also the areas where it is easier to find work, but unfortunately also where the rents are more expensive (from 700-800 euros up).
We hope to have clarified at least the initial questions about moving to Malta. Visit our sales page if you want to get an idea of the price of real estate in Malta. On Amazon you will find some books with practical advice written by Italians who have moved to Malta and who will let you discover the wonders of this fantastic island.