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Malta Visas

Visas and residency

If you were resident in Malta before 1 January 2021, you need to apply for a new residency card by 30 June 2021.

If you have been living in Malta for three months or more and have not yet registered for residency, or if your residence document has expired, you should contact Identity Malta.

Due to the impact of coronavirus, Identity Malta temporarily paused some parts of this service. The full application process re-launched on 1 July 2020:

  • if you have already received a letter to obtain your new card, you should attend your appointment
  • if you have already registered but have not yet received a letter you should contact Identity Malta to book an appointment to apply for your new card

For information on visas and residency you can:

Additional support

UK nationals who were resident in Malta before 1 January 2021, and need help to complete their residence application, can get support from organisations funded by the UK Nationals Support Fund.

This support is only available to people who need additional help to secure their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. They may include pensioners, disabled people, people living in remote areas or people who have mobility difficulties.

Support available includes:

  • answering questions about residence applications, such as the documents you need and how the application process works
  • guiding you through the process, if necessary
  • support if you experience language barriers or difficulty accessing online information and services

If you, or someone you know, are having difficulty completing residence paperwork or have any questions, contact the IOM:

Passports and travel

You should carry your residence card (EU card or eResidence card), as well as your valid passport when you travel. If you have applied but not yet received your card, carry your certificate of application.

If you have not yet applied for a residence card, you should carry evidence that you are resident in Malta. This could include a tenancy agreement or a utility bill in your name, dating from 2020.

If you cannot show that you are resident in Malta, you may be asked additional questions at the border to enter the Schengen area, and your passport may be stamped on entry and exit. This will not affect your rights in Malta.


You must have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland). This requirement does not apply if you are entering or transiting to Malta, and you are in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement.

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