The new e-residence document

Due to the urgent nature of this message we have now re-issued this news brief again

The Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs wishes to inform that, following the announcements that appeared in the local press in December 2012, it has started receiving applications from non-Maltese nationals for the new e-residence document which can also be used as an ID card.

Applications need to be submitted in person by appointment at 3, Castille Place, 2nd Floor, Valletta whilst cards can be collected from 172, Melita Street, Valletta. Additional information can be obtained from the Department on telephone number 22001800 or by e-mail on
Appointments are to be made by sending an email on

The Department wishes to remind that non-Maltese nationals’ identity cards shall remain valid up till 31st March 2013. Residence documents in paper format issued prior to the 10 January 2013 will, however, continue to be valid for identification purposes until the 30th June 2013.

Forms can be downloaded from the following web-site, (going on ‘services’ then ‘residence’) Apart from the application form relating to residence, each applicant must also fill up form ID 1A downloadable from the same site. Applications need to be submitted with all supporting documents as listed on the forms. In the case of EU nationals who are already registered with the Department and who were issued with a stand alone registration document according to the provisions of Subsidiary Legislation 460.17, a copy of the said document will be sufficient for the purpose of submitting an application for an e-residence document.

The ‘old’ ID card and stand alone residence document (in case of registered EU nationals) have to be returned to this Department upon the submission of the application. If the card has been lost or stolen, the applicant needs to present a police report.

It would be appreciated if this information could be circulated to your respective nationals.


Mariella Grech


Citizenship & Expatriate Affairs

2 thoughts on “The new e-residence document

  1. we are parteners ande reside together would like to make an appointment to renew Id cards please