Licences/Permits By Category

Communications

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The communications industry in Malta is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector. The country has a well-developed telecommunications infrastructure and regulatory framework, which has helped to attract significant investment in the industry. A number of communications activities are regulated in Malta

Education

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Malta’s educational system, both public and private, covers all levels, from pre-primary to post-graduate. Compulsory education is between the ages of 5 and 16. Industry is a key contributor to Malta's economy & attracts international students. All educational establishments are regulated by the Ministry of Education, ensuring that curricula are similar across the various institutions.

Employment agencies

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Employment agencies are engaged in an activity of bringing together and matching people looking for employment and job opportunities. In order to operate an Employment Agency or Business, a licence issued by the Director of Industrial and Employment Relations is required.

Energy, Fuels and Water

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In Malta, practices, operations and activities in the energy and water sectors are regulated. These include the national utilities and service providers for energy and water, retailers and operators in the regulated sectors, and tradesmen and service providers. Additionally, operations whereby the discharge of trade-effluents into the public sewerage system is envisaged, shall be covered by a permit.

Gaming Industry

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The innovative and robust gaming framework has made Malta the hub of the iGaming sector. Malta was the first EU member state to regulate remote gaming. Considering its fast-paced growth, the booming iGaming industry in Malta has seen years of aggressive growth is expecting considerable momentum in the future as well. 

General Trade

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Government's commitment to facilitate business activities in Malta has concretely been actioned through the removal of trade licences for a number of business activities. However, there are specific activities that still do require a trading licence as approved by the Commerce Department.

Health, Welfare & Beauty

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Malta's health, welfare, and beauty industries offer quality medical and wellness services. The inspectorate within the Healthcare Standards Directorate monitors, inspects and regulates a number of activities in this sector.

Local Council Permits

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A number of business activities require a permit from the respective local councils in Malta. Local council permits ensure compliance with building codes, safety standards, and regulations for construction, renovation, and business activities within a local council's jurisdiction.

Professional Services

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Professional services refer to expertise-based services provided by skilled professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, and engineers. Such professionals require a warrant or licence in order to provide their services in Malta.

Radiation Protection

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The Commission for the Protection from Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation was established by the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, to allow and regulate the beneficial and justified uses of ionising and non-ionising radiation for the well-being of the population and the environment.

Real estate & Property development

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Real estate & property development involves buying, selling, leasing, and developing land, buildings, and other properties for commercial and residential use. It's a significant industry that plays a key role in the growth of cities and communities. In Malta, a licence is required in order to carry out a number of activities in this sector.

Security

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Police are a central element within a democracy, and the functions of the Malta Police revolve around the betterment of Maltese society. The Malta Police Force is the country’s major agency responsible for the safety and security of Maltese citizens. It is thus responsible for regulating such services in Malta.

Social Care

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Malta's social care provides support to those unable to fully care for themselves, promoting independence and well-being through services such as home care, community care, and residential care. The Social Care Standards Authority licences social welfare providers in order to improve quality and standards in social welfare services.

Tourism, Leisure & Catering

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Malta's tourism, leisure, and catering industries attracting millions of visitors and offering a range of activities and dining options. They play a significant role in the economy. Activities in these sectors are regulated and licences are required to provide services in these industries.

Transport

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The transport industry in Malta is an essential part of the country's economy and infrastructure. As a small island country, Malta relies heavily on transportation to connect people, goods, and services to different parts of the country. The industry can be divided into three: Land, Maritime and Aviation. Licences are required for operators in this industry.
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