Malta, island country located in the central Mediterranean Sea. Malta is a republic island in the Mediterranean and has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Having formed part of the British colony, Malta has strong ties with the United Kingdom and is a Member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Italy, the Maltese archipelago consists of three main islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Immigration to Poland is quickly gaining popularity among many skilled and semi-skilled people. Immigration to Poland by professionals from non-EU countries requires a particular type of work permit. In most cases is a state visa type D. Polish immigration for work is possible under five types of work permits. However, the work permit issuance period is fixed and cannot exceed three years. Voivode can be extended for up to 5 years upon special request.