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Identity Malta Issues Update on Single Permit Applications

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Identity Malta had suspended all new single permit applications, barring those applications submitted under the Key Employee Initiative and by medical professionals. Nonetheless, third country nationals who were present in Malta and held a valid work permit were able to change their employer, irrespective of their application type.Identity Malta has now stated that it will be re-opening its services and shall be accepting Single Permit applications as of 3rd August, 2020. All new applications will be subject to more scrutiny than before, with a large focus on labour market tests and any applicable legislation. Following the…
Julian Fenech Adami
17th July 2020

Malta Air Travel Response to Covid 19

Malta Air Travel Response to Covid 19 马耳他航空旅行对Covid 19的回应 DisclaimerThis document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dr. Christian Tonna
14th July 2020

Malta’s Individual Investor Programme Update

Malta Individual Investor Programme is reaching its cap.The Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA) will continue accepting applications for citizenship under the current Malta Individual Investor Programme Regulations until the 30th of September, 2020. Complete applications for residence will continue to be accepted up until the 31st of July, 2020.Those individuals who shall or may obtain, or have already obtained, a Maltese residence card, but do not manage to submit a citizenship application by the 30th of September, 2020, shall have their application considered under the new regulations, which the Maltese Government is still in the process of considering, and…
8th June 2020
ImmigrationLitigation & Dispute Resolution

Dispute Panel for Landlords and Tenants and an Update from Identity Malta Agency

With the new Private Residential Leases Act in full force, a large number of new lease agreements have been signed over the past few months, all of which have to abide by the new laws set out by the previously mentioned Act. In fact, a survey has shown that over 10,000 new rental contracts have been entered into.Naturally, a number of disputes arise between landlords and tenants, resulting in numerous fees and time-consuming court proceedings. However, a new panel has been set up to help cater for certain disputes.The new adjudicating panel, made up of professionals in the sector, will…
Julian Fenech Adami
19th May 2020

MRVP Update 2

L.N. 156 of 2020, entitled the Malta Residency Visa Agency (Establishment) (Amendment) Order, 2020 has come into force with the scope of introducing a new system of distribution of applicationsamongthe ApprovalsBoard.This has been done primarily to help with ensuring that each Approvals Board is assigned an equal number of cases, with the said assignment to be carried out by theChief ExecutiveOfficer of the Agency.An Approval Board shall be composed of a Chairperson and four (4) other members all appointed by the Minister responsible for the public administration.The members of the Approvals Board shall upon appointment, hold officeforaperiodofthree(3)years,and may be re-appointed,…
30th April 2020