"The compilation of this eForm provides a single channel for the commencement of operations of an MFSA-registered company as it amalgamates all forms needed by the various local authorities/agencies into one submission.
This eForm shall also be used in cases where a company registered with the Registry of Companies does not have a valid VAT number but needs a VAT Identification number for VAT grouping purposes.
Business Operations & Obligations:
Applicants who intend to open a business activity under the specific NACE Codes may receive an email from the below Government Entities to comply with the respective obligations:
Environmental Health Unit
Applicants must obtain a ‘No Objection Declaration’ issued by the Environmental Health Directorate. The Business Certification and Consultation Unit (Health) within the Environmental Health Directorate certifies business operations and provides consultation services with respect to food safety and public health related issues. All the relevant information for the acquisition of this certification and provision of consultation services can be found at Starting up a Food Business in Malta.
Health Care Standards
The principal purpose of the Health Care Standards Directorate is to ensure high quality/safe services provided through the number of business/facilities. To achieve this objective these businesses/facilities are regularly inspected and licensed.
VPRD – Plant Health Directorate
Businesses related to an activity listed under Regulation 6 of Subsidiary Legislation 433.06 must be registered with the Plant Protection Directorate. The Surveillance and Enforcement Unit within the Plant Protection Directorate approves activities, issue compliance certificates and registers business operators in the Malta Official Register. The requirements and procedure for registration in the Malta Official Register (MOR) are found in the Guidelines for MOR Registration .