Identity cards of non-Maltese persons

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012, 12:24


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The Chief Electoral Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police notify that, in line with the European Union Act (Cap. 460) – Identity Card and other Identity Documents, new applications by non-Maltese persons for the issue of identity cards and for the re-issue of lost or stolen ID Cards or due to change of address and/or surname shall be accepted up to Monday, 31st December,  at the I.D. Cards Office in Valletta, and up to Monday 24th December, 2012, at the I.D. Cards Office in Victoria, Gozo.

Identity/residence documents for non-Maltese persons shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commissioner of Police, as indicated hereunder, and therefore, the Identity Cards Office of the Electoral Office will no longer issue identity cards to non-Maltese persons (ie., identity cards bearing a number ending with the letter ‘A’) as from the 1st of January, 2013.

The new e-residence permit system

As already announced by the Government, the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will be responsible for the registration of identity, which will form part of the process for the applications for residence documents.  The e-Residence Card, which will be issued, will serve the purpose for both the identity and residency permit.

Applications for the new e-Residence Card will be received from Third Country Nationals as from Thursday 10th January, 2013.  EU nationals may submit their applications as from Tuesday 15th January, 2013.  Forms are available for download from the Foreign Affairs Ministry website or can be collected directly from the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs.

The section, which is responsible for the issue of residence documents, is open for business on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 0830 hrs and 1130 hrs.   Applications are to be made at 3, Castille Place, 2nd Floor, Valletta, while cards can be collected from 172, Melita Street, Valletta.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to notify that in preparation for the new system the said section will be closed for new applications between 1st January and 9th January, 2013 both days.  The section will remain open for collection of residence permit during this period only.

For further enquires please contact 22001800 or be email [email protected]

Identification documents for asylum seekers

Identification documents for persons seeking asylum, and for those whose application for asylum has been refused in terms of The Refugees Act, shall, from 2nd January, 2013, be issued by the Commissioner of Police, (Principal Immigration Officer), Central Immigration Office.  New applicants, as well as those persons already holding the Identification Document (Dokument ta’ Identifikazzjoni) which may be due for renewal, need to apply at the Central Immigration Office, Police Headquarters, Floriana from Monday to Friday between 0800 hrs and noon and between 1330 hrs and 1600 hrs as well as on Saturdays between 0800 hrs and 1300 hrs.  For further enquires call on telephone No. 22942114/5 or email on [email protected]


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