Key Employee Initiative

The Maltese government introduced the Key Employee Initiative to facilitate the employment and residence process for qualified persons that seek employment in Malta. The scheme applies for individuals that will hold a managerial position in Malta with a salary of over €30,000 per annum. Applicants under this scheme will benefit of a fast-tracked application process, which takes up to 5 working days.

Qualifying criteria for employment:

  • The applicant must show proof that he/she is qualified or has enough work experience to cover the post applied for;
  • The applicant is in possession of health insurance covering himself/herself and any dependents.