relocation

Relocation and destination

Our team provides mobility services with offices in Malta & Brussels. We provide the full range of international relocation, business immigration, moving, and destination services to organisations and individuals.

In-house relocation experts

We work with you to develop a relocation programme that suits your policies and requirements, and advise on all parameters and administration of the programme. We then manage your relocation programme and support your relocating employees throughout their move, coordinating all the aspects of the relocation as one seamless service.

Single point of coordination

A dedicated Relocation coordinator will be the single point of contact for your employee throughout their relocation journey, to manage and guide them through the process.

Area orientation

Also known as a “preview trip” or “look-see visit”, area orientation is a valuable part of a relocation programme. It can help sell the new location to a prospective candidate or be used as a group move induction. It also allows a relocating employee to formulate ideas for home and school searches

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Visa and Work permit:

  • Visa and Immigration assessment consultation
  • Visa pre-screening and advice
  • Easy visa application support, tracking and renewal
  • Visa cancellation services
  • Specialist support with applications for dependent family member

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Accommodation

Paragon Europe offers 4 different types of lodging which includes a selection of self-catering apartments for individuals or groups with room sharing options, homestays at local families, residences with common areas and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half or full board basis.

Self-catering accommodation

Our self-catering accommodation consists of a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area as well as spacious bedrooms. Amenities include WIFI, TV, washing machine, iron and ironing board among other facilities as well as maintenance and weekly maid services. Apart from providing all the necessary comforts to make your stay a pleasant one, our self-catering accommodation is close to all amenities such as shops and bus stops adding convenience for students and staff alike.

Host Families

Host Families When students stay at a host family they will enjoy a comfortable, clean home with a friendly atmosphere. All our host families have been interviewed and students can be assured that the host family will make them feel welcome. This is also a great opportunity for those wishing to improve their English language during their stay. Host families take great pride in assuring that bedrooms and bathrooms / showers facilities are clean at all times. Accommodation at a host family consists of sharing a bedroom in a single bed with other internship students of different nationalities.

Hotel, Hostel, Guesthouse Accommodation

Hotel, Hostel, Guesthouse Accommodation Paragon Europe enjoys an ongoing collaboration with the leading 3 and 4 star hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Malta and enjoys preferential rates from most of these accommodation providers, which students can benefit from. Exact travel dates and full prepayment is required at time of booking in order for Paragon Europe to secure your accommodation. The establishments’ terms and conditions apply. Paragon Europe reserves the right to offer, or change, the student’s type of accommodation without prior notice especially in the event of late or last minute applications and confirmations, and in case of late payments. The student would be notified of the accommodation provided prior to arrival in Malta. Any variance to the invoice would be charged accordingly.

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Residential

Renting property in Malta is simple. Foreigners coming to Malta, be it on a work appointment, to retire or to take up residency on the island, can rent a property with no restrictions.

Rental rates are extremely reasonable and vary depending on location, type of property, standard of furnishings and duration of tenancy. It is often the case that properties are rented furnished including fittings & appliances, however, we do have a good selection of properties that are available unfurnished. Rates for water, electricity, internet and TV are not normally included in the rental rate if it is a long-term (normally defined as four months and over). These expenses are borne by the lessee on a consumption basis. Malta and Gozo offer a great selection of properties to let located across the islands, suiting all budgets, tastes and lifestyle requirements.

The Inner Harbour region, including St Julian’s, Sliema and Msida are most popular for those looking at working in Malta. Those who prefer to stay away from the hectic city life will find inland, western and southern Malta more appropriate, such areas offering a more relaxed lifestyle and a more authentic feel of the island. Gozo also offers its share of properties, particularly popular for holiday breaks and as a retirement destination.

All towns in Malta are well equipped with all necessities for day-to-day living offering a good selection of shopping centres, department stores, health centres and clinics, entertainment hubs and so on. The islands also boast of a dynamic night life and ample beaches. In terms of properties, these range from standard apartments to town houses and houses of character; from seafront developments to villas and bungalows with large gardens and pools. There are no particular expenses relating to the letting of property, except for estate agents’ fees which normally amount to half a month’s rent, plus VAT. It is common practice to lodge a sum equivalent to one month’s rent with the lessor as a deposit against breakages and outstanding bills. The deposit is refunded to the lessee upon the termination date of the lease, or is offset against any pending bills or damages to the inventory as agreed between the parties.

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Schools and Education

Moving to a new country can be a very challenging experience, and this is especially true of your children. To help with the acclimatisation, selecting the right school will play a huge role in your children’s lives. If you have children over six, they will very likely want to have some input into the selection of the school that they end up attending, and you and your child should find out information regarding the different schools together. Doing this will help you to make a decision that is the best for both of you. Below is an overview of the education system and state schools in Malta

School Types in Malta

Schools in Malta are split in two categories: private schools and state schools. State schools are free to all, and can be found in all of the main towns or villages. Transport to and from school is free, and books and school materials are as well. However, school uniform needs to be bought by the parents.

Private schools in Malta are further split into two categories: church schools and independent schools. Both offer a mix of pre-primary to upper secondary education, and both are regulated by the Ministry of Education. This means that the curriculum for both schools is similar.

As a rule of thumb, all schools that identify as Church schools belong to the Catholic Church, and do not charge school fees thanks to an agreement that they have with the government. Salaries are also covered by the government, but parents are asked to provide an annual donation that is used to help out with school costs. For these schools, transport, school supplies and uniforms do also need to be paid for by the parents.

To get your children into a Church school in Malta, they need to be entered into a lottery of sorts. Available spaces vary year on year, but are generally limited in number. Nuns and priests teach at the church schools, and some make up part of the management and administration teams as well. As are members of the clergy are decreasing though, there are less nun and priest teachers meaning that staff at church schools now tend to be lay people.

Private and International Schools

There are a decent amount of independent schools, in addition to a number of international schools designed for foreigners moving to the country. At these schools, parents pay the school fees and need to buy supplies, uniforms and transport as well.

Specialised Schools

There are a small number of special needs resource centres in the country. These schools have specialist equipment and teachers to help children who have learning difficulties. These schools also help with the transition for children of all ages as they move into mainstream schooling.

Languages Spoken

Since Malta is a bilingual country, English and Maltese are spoken at the schools. While English may not be the native language that your child speaks, Maltese children generally speak at least two languages, and some also speak Italian. This should help your child to integrate into their new school well. However, the language taught at the schools is down to the preference of the school management

At state schools, Maltese is the favoured language inside and outside of classes, with the exception of English lessons. Private schools tend to operate the opposite way, with lessons taught in English apart from Maltese classes. Students at private schools tend to speak English and Maltese outside of the classes, with the language that their family and peers speak influencing their choice.

It is possible for parents of foreign children to choose for the kids to opt out of Maltese lessons, but they are always welcome to attend these

Maltese Curriculum

Schools in Malta have a very highly regarded education system. International schools support a varied curriculum, but Malta generally follows the British style curriculum of a wide range of subjects, with exams in the in the middle and end of the school ye

The educational system is structured like the British system as well: pre-primary school for ages three to five, primary school at five until 11, secondary from 11 to 18 and then further tertiary education. Being in the education system is compulsory up to the age of 16.

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Lifestyle Management

We offer customised lifestyle management services to give you a better focus on important things, as well as improve your health. Our services aim at providing peace of mind around the clock. All the lifestyle management services start with an extensive interview with our lifestyle manager to give us a better understanding of your needs. We also seek to get acquainted with your family to anticipate your short-term and long-term needs accurately.

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Social Events

Makta is packed with events and feasts that you can attend. When visiting the feasts in Malta, you will get a first-hand experience of Malta’s traditions. Furthermore, this list of events and feasts ensures that you never run out of things to do, during your stay in Malta. Whether you are a tourist, expat or local, you can enjoy these exciting events throughout the year. We can assist you in booking these events or if you need an Events Venue to book a function. See link to calendar, events venues and booking form

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Household Goods Moving

We are the moving company that offers exceptional moving experiences. What this means is that we manage your international move from start to new start, because we want you to feel at home wherever you go. Moving to another country can be a daunting experience, something we fully understand. It can also be one of the most exciting moments in your life. That is why we connect you with a single point of coordination. We will work with you to ensure each and every aspect is perfect, right down to the very smallest details. For information on how much your move abroad might cost, fill in our free quote form.

  • Pre-move consultation
  • In-home survey
  • Packing services
  • Transport via air, sea or road
  • Custom clearance
  • Delivery and unpacking

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Bank Accounts

If you’re planning to open a new bank account in Malta, you’ll be pleased with all the available options, no matter if you’re looking for a private account or a corporate banking solution. The key to getting a fully operational bank account quickly is to precisely match all KYC formalities (Know Your Client). These are simply a set of rules which all local banks are required to follow in order to comply with international regulations for money laundering prevention.

When opening a new Business Bank Account in Malta, you’ll benefit from a reliable, effective and fully featured banking system that caters to all your typical needs. From having access to all major worldwide currencies to getting a fully featured and safe online banking platform, you will get all the needed options to perform international transactions and run your modern business effectively.

Simply put, these are the main reasons to have your Business Bank Account In Malta: you will benefit from a strong and versatile banking system that provides reliable and safe online baking, available to both residents as well as non-residents. Contact us to open a bank account

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Malta Office

183 Constitution Street,
Mosta MST 9054, Malta

T : +356 2339 0100

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Brussels Office

Rond Point Schuman 6
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

T : +32 2234 7791