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Catering establishment licence in Malta

Catering-Establishment-Licence"Catering establishment" means any building, premises or other establishment, including kiosks, howsoever described, purveying for reward food and, or, beverages including wines and spirits, for consumption.

A catering establishment license is required to set- up such activity. The license is issued by the Malta Tourism Authority.
An application can be filed online by following the link.

The laws applicable to that sector are:

- Chapter 409- Travel and Tourism Services Act
Subsidiary Legislation 409.15- Catering Establishments Regulations

Documents needed with application:

- Identity Card
- An official Employment history from a Government Body (Jobsplus) and/or academic qualifications
- Site Plan
- Planning Permit & endorsed layout plans
- Photos of facade etc.
- Proof of Ownership of property / if applicable Contract of Lease*1 or Lands Department
- Copy of full Memo of Articles of association and Company registration (if applicable)
- Company Resolution (if applicable)
- Architect’s Estimate of Rental Value of premises or Lease agreement
- Police Conduct (Covering the last 5 years)
- Doctor’s Certificate for Operator and Chef
- Proposed menu (exempt for Bar)
- Grease Trap (exempt for Bars)
- Health Dept. Clearance- Food Safety Unit
- Swill Agreement
- Third Party Liability Insurance for €250,000.

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