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To get an Employment Agency License, please read the following:

Welcome to the DIER Employment Agencies portal. Kindly note that this is a temporary page for new applications under the new regulations which will come fully into force on 1st June 2024.

Under the new regulations any person applying for a licence as a first time applicant may submit an application as from the 1st of January 2024. During the first quarter of 2024, all new applications are to be submitted manually by filling-in the enclosed form and attaching the required documentation depending on which licence it is being applied for. The application form including attachments required must be sent by email to employmentagencies@gov.mt.

Those that already hold an employment agency license, the expiry date will still be valid. However, if such businesses need to apply for a temping/outsourcing agency also, then the person needs to apply under the new legislative regime.  

NB since the employment licences for first time applicants will be issued from 1st April 2024 onwards, no payments are to be made until applicants are prompted to effect payments by the Department in due time. In addition to payments, applicants will be required to provide proof of a bank guarantee at this stage as well.     

Kindly note that the Department is currently developing an information system intended to be launched in early April 2024 so that applicants are guided through the whole process and thus can apply with more ease.​

Please click this link​ to open PDF application. (Note this PDF works best with ADOBE Reader)

 Refer to the instructions below when filling out the form.

 Applicant

 If the application is on behalf of a company, kindly include the Company Name and Company Number. The details of the directors and the shareholders who own or control twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the capital or voting rights are required as well.

In the case of Natural persons shall qualify to be granted a licence to operate any employment agency provided that they are twenty-five (25) years of age or more.

Operating Premises Address

The place where the activity is proposed to be carried out, which place shall be covered by a permit showing that the premises can be used for commercial purposes in Category D – Commercial Uses, Class 4A, paragraph (c) in accordance with the Development Planning (Use Classes) Order.

Documents required according to applicability:

Natural Person (sole trader)

Legal Person (Company)

Evidence of notice of intention displayed in public¹

Evidence of notice of intention displayed in public¹

2 Newspaper adverts

2 Newspaper adverts

 

Good standing certificate issued by the MBR

Copy of permit showing that the premises where the activity is proposed to be carried out can be used for commercial purposes in Category D – Commercial Uses, Class 4A

Copy of permit showing that the premises where the activity is proposed to be carried out can be used for commercial purposes in Category D – Commercial Uses, Class 4A

Jobsplus employees list²

Jobsplus employees list²

Tax compliance certificate of the applicant/competent person issued by the Tax office

Tax compliance certificate of the director(s)/shareholders³ /competent person issued by the Tax office

Salary records of the annualised wages payable to all the employees⁴  

Salary records of the annualised wages payable to all the employees

Proof of a bank guarantee

Proof of a bank guarantee

Competent person:

Curriculum vitae

Qualifications

Jobsplus employment history

Reference letter

Competent person:

Curriculum vitae

Qualifications

Jobsplus employment history

Reference letter

 A signed declaration stating that before, during and after recruitment, no payments or charges are demanded or levied on any applicant for any employment services or any employee in consideration of such employment services or in consideration of any process by which such employment services

 A signed declaration stating that before, during and after recruitment, no payments or charges are demanded or levied on any applicant for any employment services or any employee in consideration of such employment services or in consideration of any process by which such employment services

​Tax compliance certificate of the employment agency ​Tax compliance certificate of the employment agency​

¹ A notice made under this regulation shall indicate the name and address of the applicant, and in cases where the applicant is a legal person, the applicant’s registration number, its registered office, and the address of the premises from which the employment agency or employment business is located or is to be carried out.

² When submitting an application for an employment agency providing services of recruitment of persons for employment

³ Shareholders who own or control twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the capital or voting rights

⁴ When submitting an application for an employment agency providing services of a temporary work agency, and/or an outsourcing agency

⁵ When submitting an application for an employment agency providing services of a temporary work agency, and/or an outsourcing agency, proof of a bank guarantee of €20,000 and a sum equivalent to two percent (2%) of the total annual payroll, up to a max of €300,000. In the case of agencies employing less than 20 employees a bank guarantee of €20,000

⁶ Issued by a warranted professional or previous employer which must include an attestation of good moral character and in the case of the letter being provided by their previous employer, of the relevant experience in human resources


CONTACT INFORMATION:

 Contact Name

Department for Industrial and Employment Relations 
121, Melita​​ Street,
Valletta - Malta 
VLT 1121​

 Telephone
1575 for Employees
1576 for Employers
 Email