The Department of Citizenship and Expatriates: Various new measures

Identity Malta have today announced additional measures which are being taken in light of Covid-19, which measures include the following:

  1. Third country nationals who are currently residing in Malta on the basis of an interim permit (more commonly referred to as the ‘Blue Paper’) may extend their interim permit by sending an email to  A confirmation of the extension must be received by the applicant. Applicants who visit the Department of Citizenship and Expatriates to extend their interim permit will not be served.
  2. Suspension of the processing of UK nationals residence cards.  In light of Brexit, the Department of Citizenship and Expatriates were currently in the process of issuing new residence cards to UK nationals already residing in Malta, this process is being put on hold until further notice.  Having said that, UK nationals who have already received notification of their appointment are still required to attend the appointment on the date stipulated therein.  EU residence cards shall remain valid in the hands of UK nationals until such time that a new residence card is issued.

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