Highly Qualified Person

A Personal Declaration Form (PDF) is to be populated for every natural person that is applying to be recognised as a Highly Qualified Person (HQP).

The objective of the Highly Qualified Persons Rules (SL 123.126) is the creation of a scheme to attract highly qualified persons to occupy “eligible office” with companies that are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority.

Apart from the Personal Declaration Form (PDF) and its enclosures, the applicant is required to submit the HQP application form including the required enclosures. This is to be sent via email to [email protected]. Other documentation may be requested at the Authority’s discretion.

How to Apply

The HQP form needs to be filled in specifically by the individuals themselves in the Personal timeline within the Licensee Portal. In the Personal timeline, the Change in Personal Details application specifically in “Step 3 Involvement Type” is to be used to request the relevant involvement with the company. In the case of an HQP applicant, they have to select ‘other’ as their type of involvement.

Upon the submission of the Change in Personal Details application, the Request for Involvement is shown in the company timeline or within a draft application, and persons with the necessary access to the company will approve/decline the request. The approval or rejection of the roles would signify the finalisation of the Company’s responsibilities, and henceforth, the MGA will be required to proceed with the final steps of the process.

The Authority has created tutorial videos in this regard. These videos show:

  1. How to switch between the portal timelines
  2. How to create a new PDF and add a new involvement
  3. How to accept or reject a Request for Involvement application
  4. How to accept or reject a Request for Involvement within a Gaming Licence Application


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