*UPDATE- 4 days on and no response to my email requesting an appointment. If you turn up there, they just make an appointment for another day, they wont see you there and then. I’m not taking a day off to go to Valletta for 5 minutes to make the appointment. Shambles. *
I’m just posting as much as I know, which is VERY little. If you have any questions about this please direct them to;
as I simply will not know the answers.
All I know is, all foreign ID cards are set to expire in March 2013. We have to sort out a new ID card which is an ID card and residency permit all in one. All the information available can be found via this link;
it also links to the specific form you’ll need to fill in. I am British (EU National) and I work here so I will need to fill in Form A found here;
but make sure you find the right form for you. There will be a list of other documents you need so make sure you take the originals plus TWO copies (at least).
Meetings are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Email here for an appointment;
but be aware that many emails are bouncing. The email is correct though so just keep trying. Once you have an appointment it will be at;
3, Castille Place, Second Floor, Valletta
while cards can be collected from 172, Melita Street, Valletta.
Apparently if you already have the proper documentation (ID card, work permit etc) then they cannot actually make this update compulsory but in the future it may be, and you may need to provide it for future jobs etc so it may be best to just get it over and done with. There is also a lot of speculation about whether this is legal, and knowing Malta, it’s probably not. They have a habit of just doing what they want, regardless of EU legislation.
There are a lot of questions I don’t like such as ‘permanent address abroad’. I live in Malta so I don’t have an address abroad. And ‘intended duration of stay’ / ‘next intended country of settlement’- I’m an EU national who lives and works here so I don’t know why they want to put a limit on my stay, so I’m not sure how to answer these questions.
As you may or may not know, we don’t even have a proper government in Malta right now as it collapsed recently, so if a new government comes into power in March then it may be ALL CHANGE once again. So whether you go ahead with this is personal choice, but I’ve emailed to make an appointment and will update once I know more!