Key Employee Initiative Launched

Fast-track work permits for Highly Technical & Managerial Posts

Dr. Antoine Saliba Haig | Published on 06 Oct 2016

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Identity Malta has launched a new scheme for highy specialized non-EU individuals wishing to work in Malta. The scheme known as 'The Key Employee Initiative' provides a fast tracked service to highly specialized Non-EU individuals who wish to be employed in Malta. This scheme will facilitate the issuing of work/residence permits to prospective employees within five working days from the date of application. 

Key Employee Initiative - Eligibility

The Key Employee Initiative is open to managerial or highly technical posts which require the necessary qualifications or adequate experience related to the job being offerred. Individuals applying under this scheme must satisfy Identity Malta's eligibility requirements as follows:

  • The employee must receive an annual gross salary of at least €30,000;
  • The employee must submit a certified copies of the relevant qualifications, warrants or the necessary work experience;
  • The employee must submit a decleration by the employer stating that the individual has the necessary credentials to perform the duties being assigned to him/her.

Our Global Mobility Services

Our global mobility lawyers handle applications under the Key Employee Initiative to ensure a speedy issue of a work permit for a critical highly-skilled employee.    Chetcuti Cauchi's Malta Global Mobility practice brings together a wealth of immigration, tax, legal and technology services to help make managing a global workforce easier, safer and more efficient. Our Malta Global Mobility assist organisations as they plan and implement an expansion or relocation to a new location, an acquisition or streamlining existing processes to manage the current workforce.


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Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056122

Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Senior Associate, Head of Immigration

+356 22056266

Marina Magri

Head of Immigration & Global Mobility

+356 22056147