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Health Screening for Work Permits

​​Kindly note that only emails sent by the employers are accepted for work permit processing by the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate. Employees cannot apply themselves.

All applications need to be submitted in full as PDF documents via email to

Vetting of applications once ALL REQUIRED documents are received can take up to 5 working days to be processed.

Emails are processed during office hours.


1.  Procedure to follow when applying for a work permit for your employees

 a)    Download the appropriate form depending on the job one is applying for

      b)    Fill in the form in typed or BLOCK LETTERS

      c)    Ensure that employee carries out all the requested investigations found in the form

             These have to be done locally in the PRIVATE SECTOR 

           (for countries requiring Chest X-Ray, see below)

      d)    Send ALL required documentation in 1 email as PDF documents to

Once all documentation is received and processed, we will forward you a letter stating that the work permit can be approved. This can take between 3-5 working days. It is important to take this letter with you to Identity Malta.

If not all the requested documents are submitted, you will be requested to resend all the documentation in ONE EMAIL and the process will take longer. 

Should the health screening results of the employee deem to be unsatisfactory, approval for work permit will not be provided and both Identity Malta and the employer will be notified accordingly.


2.  Chest X-Rays

Chest X-Ray is required if;

      a)    Applicant was born in a High tuberculosis (TB) incidence country and/or

      b)    Applicant has lived for 6 months or more in a High TB Risk country as per list​

Only chest x-rays done in the last 3 months are valid for new applicants.

If a Chest X-Ray is not required, applicants need a certificate from a local private General Practitioner stating that the applicant is not presently suffering from the following infectious diseases, gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, scabies and vaccine preventable diseases.


3.  Change of job


If the employee is changing jobs, she/he needs to apply for a new work permit and fill in the appropriate form. Chest x-rays and investigations that have already been carried out for previous employment will be accepted if they were carried out within the last 2 years.

4. Application Forms


Beauty Therapist​

Carer in Institution​

Personal Carer​


Construction/Manual Work​​

Food Handlers/ Catering Establishments & Food Manufacturing





Regulated Health Care Professionals​



Thank you for your co-operation.​

Health promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate


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