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World employment trends have been changing in the past years and changes to the local employment market are no less. Many young graduates, elder ones, as well as hardworking individuals are trying their luck in finding a suitable and well paid job abroad, causing a brain drain to the local workforce. This has been effecting the local workforce badly and many companies have no option but to employ Third Country Nationals (TCNs) who are enthusiastic to work in Europe.

Due to this high demand in recruiting individuals who are not from any European Union country, many companies are seeking assistance from agencies to assist them with the process which involves lots of administration work.  

In order to work in the Maltese islands, any foreign TCNs who would want to work here, must have a Single Work Permit (employment license) prior to start working in Malta. In this respect, Fairwinds Management Limited has a dedicated team with years of experience in successfully applying for such work permits.

What is a Single Work Permit?

A Single Work Permit authorises TCNs to legally reside and work in Malta for a pre-defined period of time which can be renewed. A successful Single Work Permit application leads to the issuing of a residence permit/card once the individual reaches Malta. The residence permit is attached to the work permit.

As a local employer, filling in such applications can be overwhelming, considering that many companies who are hiring have lack of human resources or administrative staff. Due to the time consumed in filling correctly and gathering all the required documents, our team is available to help ease this process for you, especially with applicants that must submit their application forms within a limited timeframe.  

This is how we will help you:

Our team will assist you in every step of this process; preparing all requested Identity Malta Agency as well as Jobsplus applications and declarations. The team will also double check and confirm that all information related to the applicant is uploaded.

Once the permit is approved, we’ll also assist you in guiding your employee applying for the travel visa to come to Malta, and once here, in applying for the new residence card.

In case of any changes, our team will still be available to guide you with Change of Employer / Change in job position with Identity Malta, and any other paperwork that your company will require. Guidance will also be provided with regards to the relocation process.

If you as an employer are interested in applying for employment for third country nationals and require assistance from our dedicated team, you can get in touch by emailing us on and explain what type of assistance you require.

Fairwinds Management Limited is a MFSA licensed firm offering Business Solutions in Malta. As part of our services, we offer Accounting, Administration, Corporate and Legal solutions.  Fairwinds Management also manages the brand Accounting Services. More information about us and our key services please visit our website. You may reach Fairwinds Management on +356 2704 0903 or

Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.