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eResidence Unit

​Accept applications for residence in Malta.


eResidence Unit processes applications for a Maltese residence card. This entails the implementation of policies as regards national legislation, in respect of EU nationals’ freedom of movement and other regulations concerning third-country nationals residence permits. Furthermore, EU nationals exercising their Treaty Rights in Malta are granted a registration certificate that reflects their immigration position in Malta. As regards third country nationals they are issued with a permit which authorizes them to legally reside in Malta  and gives them the mobility to freely travel without a visa within the Schengen Area and cross its external border. 

Useful Information 

EU nationals

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals, who have either been in Malta for three months and have not yet registered their residence or who need to renew their residence document should send an email via  Follow the hereunder URL on Identity Malta website for further information 


Third country nationals

Family members of third-country nationals and applicants for Temporary Residence Permit can send their enquiry via

Follow the hereunder URL on Identity Malta website for further information

Study non-EU

Non-EU applications for the purpose of Study now have to submit their application online by accessing this website: Information on how to use this online application portal can be found here:


These policies are applicable to third country nationals admitted by Educational Institutions licensed by the National Commission for Higher Education to read a full-time course of study leading to a higher education qualification. The qualification must be recognized by the Malta Recognition Information Centre at MQF level 5. Courses may also include a preparatory programme which leads to the higher-education qualification. Third-country nationals who are visa exempt must submit their application for a residence permit within three months from their date of entry within the European Union territory. Other third country nationals who require a visa to travel to the Schengen Area must be in possession of a visa issued for education purposes. Applications must be submitted by the applicant in person whilst in Malta.


Residence permits are also granted for the purpose of study whenever the course level does not fall under the specified levels in Subsidiary Legislation 217.22.


For more information please email


Single Work Permit


Single permit authorizes third-country nationals to legally reside and take up employment in Malta for a definite period, which may be further renewed. In accordance with Subsidiary Legislation 217.17, third-country nationals may submit an application whilst they are either still-abroad or legally staying in Maltese territory. Applications for a residence permit have to be endorsed by the employer and the permit will be rescinded if the employee would no longer remain in the stipulated employment.


As regards Single Work Permit applications kindly follow the hereby link on identity Malta Homepage for necessary guidelines.



British nationals


British nationals and their family members who arrived in Malta before 31st December 2020 need to submit an application as beneficiaries of the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement prior to 30th June 2021. British nationals are kindly requested to visit eResidence Unit to arrange an appointment or phone on 22156123.



Humanitarian applications


The granting of Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection is within the purview of the International Protection Agency. Following the issue of the humanitarian protection certificate, eResidence Unit processes the application for a residence permit accordingly.

For further information and necessary guidelines kindly access Identity Malta homepage on 

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 12.30pm 


Kindly note that the eResidence Unit has moved to new premises.  The new office is situated in the central courtyard of the Ministry for Gozo. You can access the office either from St Francis Square (the entrance to the right when you look to the Ministry) or from the Reception area at Enrico Mizzi Street. It is still advisable to contact this office through the above-mentioned emails. Kindly also note that the Brexit application days have been extended from the 16th till 18th December from 1pm-4pm.​​​

Contact Information:

 eResidence Unit
St. Francis Square
Victoria, Gozo - Malta
VCT 1335