Before applying for an Employment Agency License, the following procedures to be implemented:

1. Publish a 'Notice of intention' for just 1 day in two different daily newspapers. Display another copy of such 'Notice of intention' in a prominent place onto the door of your premises where the business is intended to be carried out. The 'Notice of intention' should be displayed for at least for 21 calendar days before making the application. The 'Notice of intention' should state the name, ID and address of applicant. If the applicant is a Company or Joint Venture, the Company Number/s, Company Name/s, registered address and the operating address.

When applying as a Partnership, the names, IDs and addresses of each partners together with the address of the premises at which the employment agency or employment business is to be carried out are to be included. It is also important that the published Notice of Intention is to state that it is in accordance with section 23 of the Employment and Training Service Act 1990 (Act XXVII of 1990).

You are also to mention the class of activities to be carried out such as:
• Recruitment Consultancy.
• Interviewing, selection and placements of candidates in employment.
• Recruitment persons abroad for employment in Malta or in any EU Member State.
• Recruitment persons in Malta for employment in Malta or in any EU Member State.
• Advertising of the filling of vacancies.
• Keeping a register of applicants for employment.

2. Issue a signed 'Declaration Letter' confirming that you are going to operate from an office that;
• is accessible to persons with special needs. (if not state where you are going to interview these persons).
• have a waiting room were candidates can wait before being interviewed.
• have an interview room where a candidate is interviewed away from other candidates.

This letter is to be originally signed by the Competent Person/Director and should include your Letter Head.

It is also important to show your Employment Agency License Name and Number on your Website (eg. ###-year) especially on the recruitment page. This is to be quoted in every correspondence you make with the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations. Please include all links to your sites.

For any further assistance regarding the compilation of the required documentation listed above and in the filling in of the application/renewal form please contact the Employment Agency officer on: 23975112 or email: employmentagencies.registry@gov.mt .

What you'll get

A confirmation notice that the application was completed. Licence will be granted if application is complete and according to the requirements.


The Competent person (the person managing the Employment Agency) is to:

a. be of not less than 25 years of age;
b. be of good moral character; and
c. have not less than 6 years’ experience in any activity which includes the management of human resources; or
d. not less than 3 years’ experience in any activity which includes the management of human resources and be in possession of a University degree or diploma in a field which, in the opinion of the Director, is relevant to the management of an employment agency or employment business.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.