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EU Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Coronavirus: EU Economic plan for 2020With EU Member States accusing each other of not doing enough to help, the EU has finally reached some common ground that will go some way to lessen the impact Covid-19 has had on the block as a whole.A plan for injecting billions of euros of emergency aid into Europe's economies has been agreed by EU heads.As has become the new norm - meeting by video, the Member States' representatives agreed to set up a massive recovery fund, confirming that€540bn (£470bn) of financial support will become available from 1 June, with Ursula von der Leyen…
MamoTCV
27th April 2020
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Freedom of Movement Within the EU During Covid-19

It is evident that the current lockdown is having an unprecedented slowdown in the movement of persons between EU Member States. This is not due to a restriction which was imposed by the EU itself but because of the restrictions which the Member States themselves imposed through their respective Public Health officials. It is noticeable that the legal restrictions on immigration were driven by the Member States' individual rules rather than by a general guideline from the EU. Consequently, the European Commission issued a guideline on how to ensure that certain posted workers and others are not inhibited from exercising…
MamoTCV
25th April 2020
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Return to Malta by Sunday, 12th April, 2020

Return to Malta by Sunday, 12th April, 2020On Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs issued a statement urging Maltese nationals who are still residing abroad to make their way back to Malta by no later than Sunday, 12th April, 2020.With the increasing spread of the COVID-19 virus, coupled with the numerous lockdowns of airports abroad, the Maltese government has stated that Maltese nationals should return back to Malta via Frankfurt Main or via London Heathrow.Those who choose to return are to send their flight itinerary, together with a copy of their passport biometric page, to…
Julian Fenech Adami
8th April 2020
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Further Changes to Identity Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit

Further Changes to Identity Malta and ExpatriatesIn view of the constant developments which are taking place due to COVID-19, many measures have been taken both on a national and global scale to help prevent the spread of the novel corona virus. Identity Malta have also taken the necessary measures in the interest of public health and to help minimize the spread. Non-EU NationalsOne of the main measures taken by Identity Malta is that it has completely stopped all work permit applications until further notice. However, certain exceptions to this rule are applicable.Work permit applications may be split up into two:…
Julian Fenech Adami
8th April 2020
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Current Measures for Birth and Death Registrations

1. Birth RegistrationAs from Monday 6th April 2020, parents can register their new-born's birth by post, without having to visit Identity Malta's offices. In the case of birth registrations, one of the parents, or both in the case of a child who was born out of wedlock, should notify the birth of that child.Parents are advised to first contact the Public Registry Unit on localnotifications.pubreg@gov.mt and then send the following documents by registered mail to The Public Registry Office, Local Notifications Section, Evans Building, Merchant's Street, Valletta. Filled in Declaration for Notification of Birth Form; The original Certificate of Birth…
MamoTCV
8th April 2020
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Identity Malta Agency – COVID-19: Current Implemented Measures

With respect to the outbreak of COVID-19, Identity Malta Agency have communicated the below information, which shall be implemented with immediate effect:1. Customer Care DeskThe customer care desk will not be engaging in direct contact with individuals. Nonetheless, should assistance be required, any queries may be forwarded to eresidence.ima@gov.mt or call on 00356 2590 4800.2. Third country nationals and the single permitAny employee, whose residence card is set to expire between 13th March and 31st March, shall communicate this with their employer who is to carry out the renewal through Identity Malta's online platform. Identity Malta will only accept applications…
Julian Fenech Adami
16th March 2020