Overview

The A1 document certifies which social security legislation applies to the holder of the form. It is generally required in situations where an employed or self-occupied person has a connection through his/her work activity with more than one European Union (EU) country. Under the EU rules a person is only subject to the legislation of one country at any one time.

The A1 certificate is issued by the country to whose legislation you are subject and confirms that you are not subject to the legislation of any other country you are connected with. In other words you will have no obligation to pay social security, including health insurance, contributions in the other countries. The A1 certificate remains valid until the date of expiry, indicated at the form or until it is withdrawn by the issuing institution.

What you'll get

An A1 certificate document certifies that you are subject to pay your social security contributions in Malta whilst performing a work activity in another European Union (EU) Member State. Thus, you will be safeguarded from being insured twice.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria

You are eligible for an A1 certificate document in either one of the following circumstances:

  • When you are sent by your employer to work temporarily in another European Union (EU) country on his behalf for a maximum period of twenty-four (24) months. This is known as a posting.
  • When you are normally self-employed in a European Union (EU) country and go to pursue a similar activity in another European Union (EU) country for a maximum period of twenty-four (24) months.
  • When you are normally employed in more than one European Union (EU) country at the same time or in alternation.
  • When you are normally self-employed in more than one European Union (EU) country at the same time or in alternation.
  • When you pursue both an employed and self-employed activity in different European Union (EU) countries.
  • When you are a civil servant pursuing activities in another European Union (EU) country.

How to apply

General documentation:

How to apply

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