Registration for a Social Security Number Application

<p align="justify">Persons in possession of a permanent Maltese Identiy 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 Identity Card between the age of 16 and pension age need to apply for a Social Security Number. This number is only issued once and is valid throughout the lifetime of the applicant.</p>

<li>Following the submission of the eForm, the Department of Social Security requires 3 months to process your application. Hence, it is advisable that submission is effected 3 months prior to date of retirement.</li>
<li>The approximate time to complete the form is 10 - 15 minutes.</li>
<li>All Government forms are subject to monitoring and assessment by the <a href="">Better Regulation Unit</a> within OPM, to ensure the implementation of Better Regulation within the Public Sector.</li>

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