Jul
22

Maltese Diplomatic Missions Remain Closed

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With the publication of L.N. 255 of 2020, which came into effect on the 15 th of July, 2020, the travel to and from Malta was permitted from the countries listed here . Additionally, Identity Malta has also re-opened its services and shall be accepting new Single Permit applications as of the 3 rd of August, 2020. However, although it is now permissible to travel to and from Malta, none of Malta's Diplomatic missions or foreign representations are processing any visa applications. Therefore for nationals of those countries considered 'Safe-Zone', which do not have...
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Jul
17

Identity Malta Issues Update on Single Permit Applications

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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 3 rd August, 2020. All new applications will be subject to more scrutiny than be...
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May
19

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

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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 professio...
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Apr
08

Return to Malta by Sunday, 12th April, 2020

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Return to Malta by Sunday, 12 th April, 2020 On Tuesday, 7 th 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, 12 th 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, tog...
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Apr
08

Further Changes to Identity Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit

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Further Changes to Identity Malta and Expatriates In 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 Nationals One 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 applica...
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