Overview

Historically, your social security registration number is a number listed under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318) through which you pay social security contributions. The social security contributions paid will entitle you for the social security benefits provided under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318), subject to the entitlement conditions which exist for each type of benefit.

As of October 2016, the social security registration number will be removed for permanent Maltese ID Card holders (with letters M, L, G, H) and will only be used for people that are not in possession of a permanent Maltese ID Card.

What you'll get

Persons in possession of a permanent Maltese ID Card will be automatically registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318) once they have reached 16 years of age. Persons not in possession of a permanent Maltese ID Card between the age of 16 and pension age need to apply for a social security registration number. This number is only issued once and is valid throughout the lifetime of the applicant.

Those in possession of a permanent Maltese ID Card will receive their registration certificate automatically a few days prior to their sixteenth birthday.

For those not holding a permanent Maltese ID Card and making use of this eForm, the registration certificate will be sent via the email address provided in the application once the insurability criteria is met.

An application typically takes 10 working days to be processed if all accompanying documentation meet the requirements.

An application typically takes 2 weeks to be processed if all accompanying documentation meet the requirements.

Eligibility

Persons not in possession of a permanent Maltese I.D. card need to provide supporting documentation in order to apply for a social security number. Once the application is submitted, they will be subjected to an insurability test

Important notice:

• Applying for a registration number for social security purposes does not necessarily mean that you will be registered automatically. Your insurability position will need to be determined by the Department of Social Security.

Related documentation:

- For the Data Protection Statement, click here.

- For the Application for School Exemption (Maltese Students under 16 years), click here.

- For the Application for School Exemption (Maltese Students reaching 16 during the scholastic year), click here.

- For the Engagement Form - Employee (Foreign employees, where applicable), click here.

- For the Engagement Form - Self-employed (Foreign employees, where applicable), click here.

- For the User Manual, click here.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.
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