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Residence

 

NOTICE:

 
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):
 
EU nationals
 
     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.
​     Confirmation that a person enjoys FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT or 'EXEMPT PERSON' STATUS.  - Explanatory Leaflet.
     ​Issue of uniform residence permits to third country nationals who have been authorized to reside in Malta in accordance with existing legislation or policies. - Explanatory Leaflet.
​     Issue of residence documents to EU nationals who are exercising any of their Treaty Rights in Malta as workers, self-employed persons, economically self-sufficient persons or students (and to their family members).  - Explanatory Leaflet. 
     Information Leaflet CEA/L/10 - Single Permit (Work/Residence) Application Procedures and Rights Enjoyed by Persons Authorized to Work in Malta
​     Details of birth/marriage certificates form
The following are the new forms to apply for an e-residence document:
     Form A - Application for Residence Documentation submitted by an EU/EEA/Swiss National on the basis Employment/ Self Employment as laid down by the provisions of Free Movement of EU nationals and their Family Members Order (LN 191 of 2007) and/or Immigration Regulations (LN 205 of 2004)​
​     Form B - Application for Residence Permit submitted by a non-EU National under the conditions of entry and residence of Third country nationals for the purpose of Highly Qualified Employment (Blue Card)
​     Form C - Application for Residence Permit submitted by a non-EU national on the basis Employment/ self- employment
​     Form E - Application for Residence Document submitted by ALL Nationals for the purpose of Exempt Person Status in accordance to Article 4 of the Immigration Act – Chapter 217 Laws of Malta
​     Form F - Application for Residence Documentation submitted by an EU/EEA/Swiss National on the basis of Family Members  as laid down by the provisions of Free Movement of EU nationals and their Family Members Order (LN 191 of 2007) and/or Immigration Regulations (LN 205 of 2004)
​     Form G - Application for Residence Permit submitted by Family members of non-EU nationals
     ​Form I - Application for a Residence permit submitted by non-EU National who are residing in Malta under International/Humanitarian protection
​     Form J - Application for Residence Documentation submitted by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who are residing in Malta on the bases of Economic Self-Sufficiency in accordance to the Free Movement of EU nationals and their Family Members Order (LN 191 of 2007) and/or Immigration Regulations (LN 205 of 2004)
​     Form K - Application for Residence Permit submitted by a non-EU national on the basis Economic Self-sufficiency
​     Form L - Application for Residence Permit submitted by a non-EU national on the basis of the Long Term Residence (LN 278 of 2006) Third Country Nationals Regulations
​     Form M - Application for Residence Documentation submitted by an EU/EEA/Swiss National on the basis of study as laid down by the provisions of Free Movement of EU nationals and their Family Members Order (LN 191 of 2007) and/or Immigration Regulations (LN 205 of 2004)
​     Form N - Application for Residence Permit submitted by a non-EU national on the basis of Study
​     Form O - Application for a residence permit submitted by non-EU nationals who does not fall under one of the above categories
​     Form P - Application for a Permanent Residence Certificate/Card submitted by EU/EEA nationals and their family members on the bases if the provisions of Free movement of EU Nationals and their Family Members Order (LN 191 of 2007) and/or Immigration Regulations (LN 205 of 2004)
​     Form S - Application for a residence permit submitted by ALL Nationals who are residing in Malta and are in possession of a certificate issued under the Residence Scheme Regulations (LN 428 of 2008)
​​     Form ID 2 - Image Capture Application Form
​     Electoral Form - For EU nationals only who are applying for an ID number for the first time
​     Form ID 1A - Electronic Identity Registration Form for non-Maltese Nationals
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