The Department is situated at Evans Building, St Elmo Place, Valletta VLT 1754. Applications for Maltese residence documentation are to be submitted at the said building from 1 October – 15 June: between Monday - Thursday from 08:00hrs - 12:00hrs, between Monday – Thursday from 14:00hrs-15:00hrs solely for study purposes, and Friday from 08:00hrs - 12:00hrs solely for international protection purposes; and from 16 June – 30 September: between Monday-Thursday from 08:00hrs – 12:00hrs, and Friday between 08:00hrs-12:00hrs solely for international protection purposes.
The Department may be reached on the following telephone numbers:
(356) 2590 4000
(356) 2590 4800
(356) 2590 4821
The collection of residence documentation is to be submitted from the same place on the following days:
Between 1 October – 15 June: Monday - Friday from 08:00hrs - 12:00hrs, and from 13:15hrs - 14:30hrs;
Between 16 June – 30 September: Monday-Friday from 08:00hrs - 12:00hrs.
Services offered by the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs in respect of residence matters
Extension of Validity of ID cards of Foreign Nationals
The Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs would like to inform that as per LN 147 of 2013 (Issue and Validity of Identity Cards (Amendment) Regulation 2013), the validity of ID cards of foreign nationals has been extended until the end of December 2015.
Application Process for the e-Residence document
Kindly view the attached Frequently Asked Questions
for more information about the application process for the e residence document. All applicants are kindly reminded to provide full documentation and a photocopy thereof when submitting an application.
The categories under which one can apply have remained the same and are as follows (the list of supporting documentation is found on each form):
Economic Self Sufficiency- CEA Form J
Study- CEA Form M
Employment/Self Employment- CEA Form A
Family Members - CEA Form F
Permanent Residence- CEA Form P
Non EU Nationals
Blue Card- CEA Form B
Employment/Self Employment- CEA Form C
Family Members- CEA Form G
International Protection- CEA Form I
Economic Self Sufficiency- CEA Form K
Long Term Residents CEA Form L
Students- CEA Form N
Partners- CEA Form O
Religious Purposes- CEA Form O
Posted Workers- CEA Form O
Temporary- CEA Form O
Health Purposes- CEA Form O
Working Holiday- CEA Form O
Humanitarian Grounds- CEA Form O
Pensioners- CEA Form O
All Foreign Nationals
Exempt Persons Status (Spouse of a Maltese National) - CEA Form E.
Permanent Residence Scheme (Certificate by the Commissioner for Inland Revenue) - CEA Form S
The application needs to be submitted in person and all supporting documentation presented.
Each applicant must also fill up form ID 1A
The old ID card and residence documentation (with the exception of residence permit stickers affixed on the passports) has to be returned to this Department upon an application for the new residence document being made.
If the card has been lost or stolen, the applicant needs to present us with a police report.
The following are the new forms to apply for an e-residence document: