How to Get a Driving Licence in Malta

driving licence malta

Okay here’s the mandatory stuff.  If you can’t tick both of these boxes then forget about getting your licence in Malta for now.  So you must be 18 years old, and you must have been resident in Malta for at least 6 months, with a Maltese ID card to prove it.

If you are eligible, then the first thing you have to do is find yourself a driving instructor.  There are plenty to choose from, covering all points on the island.  You can change later if you want, but you must apply for the licence via a school or licenced instructor.

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How to get a TEFL Qualification in Malta

In order to teach English in Malta, you’ve got to have a certificate from a recognised school stating that you’ve completed an EFL course of at least 60 hours in length.   So why not kill two birds with one stone, and come out here to get your qualification before (hopefully) starting work in a school

And doing the course over here gives you an instant contact with the school where you take it.

The following schools offer courses of 60 hours (induction courses) and are all recognised by the Maltese department of education at time of writing:

  • ACE English
  • Chamber College
  • EASY School of Languages
  • EC Malta
  • EF Malta
  • ELA Malta
  • Inlingua Malta
  • Maltalingua
  • NSTS
  • Skylark School of English

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How to get a job as an English Teacher in Malta

 First things first – to work as a TEFL teacher in Malta you need to get a teaching permit from the Education department here in Floriana.  The requirements for this are simple enough:
  • Recognised TEFL certificate (minimum 60 hour course)
  • A-level qualifications (or equivalent such as Leaving Certificate from Ireland)Required A-level qualifications (or equivalent such as Leaving Certificate from Ireland)
  • Police Conduct certificate
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

How to Rent an Apartment in Malta

 I have now rented apartments in three different places here in Malta – starting off in St Julian’s, moving to Swieqi, and now on the Northern part of the island in St Paul’s.  So it’s probably about time I wrote something about the renting process, as the array of options can be a little overwhelming. 

Here goes…

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How to Get the New Maltese e-Residence ID Card

Passport office Malta, Evan's Building
Evan’s Building, Valletta

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the issuing of these permits, which are to replace the old ID cards. People were being told to set up appointments via email,and deadlines were extended and then extended again.  Basically the system was overloaded, with at lease 10,000 foreigners still waiting for their new card by the end of 2013.  In fact many people are still using the old cards, regardless of whether they have expired or not.  

However, I have taken the plunge and applied for my new permit, so here’s how I did it:

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