You will need a police conduct certificate for a wide variety of jobs (including teaching or internet gaming), or if you want to apply for permanent residence in Malta.
Not difficult to get, so long as you don’t have a criminal past you have been trying to keep secret from your employer. What you need to do is get yourself (with passport or Maltese ID card) down to the Police HQ in Floriana – you can take a bus to the Valletta and get off at the stop just before the Triton Fountain and bus terminus. Cut through the small park and go straight down Triq V.Dimech for a couple of minutes – passing the football pitches on your right – and you’ll find the Police HQ on Pjazza San Kalcidonju on the left. You need the small entrance marked Criminal Records Office.
Go to queue where the sign tells you, and sooner or later you’ll be face to face with one of Malta’s finest who will check the supercomputer for any past misdemeanours. The last time I went there were about seven officers sitting around behind the glass partition, plus one toddler. A female police officer was colouring in the child’s book, being careful not to go over the lines, as the child amused itself elsewhere. This will probably not be happening when you go there. Assuming you have a clean record, the officer will ask you for €2.50 and give you a stamped and signed certifcate in return. It’s very easy.
This is your police conduct certificate, which allows you to get that job you’ve been after. Just make sure you behave yourself while you’re here.
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Police Conduct Certificate – Malta Police HQ:
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Opening hours (summer): Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 12:00, 12:20 – 15:30, Sat: mornings only.