Please note that IOM UKNSF in Malta is no longer able to offer individualized support to UK nationals in Malta with residency issues.
For detailed information about living in Malta including rights under the Withdrawal Agreement please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-malta and follow the British High Commission Valletta Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ukinmalta
If you have a specific enquiry you can contact the British High Commission via an online contact form here: https://www.contact-embassy.service.gov.uk/?country=Malta&post=British%20High%20Commission%20Malta
UK Nationals living in Malta before January 1st 2021:
If you were settled in Malta prior to 1 January 2021 you were required to re-register your residency with Identity Malta by 30 June 2021 to obtain a new biometric residency card to continue to enjoy your rights in Malta.
If you re-registered by 30 June, you are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement pending a decision on your application. You should contact ID Malta if you have not had a response to your application by calling +356 2590 4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (if you live in Gozo).
You can use your receipt of application for the new biometric residency card as evidence of your status in Malta until you collect your new card. When your new card is ready for collection you should pick it up as soon as possible.
Close family members of UK nationals who are themselves covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, including non-EU nationals, are also covered and will be allowed to join family members in Malta in the future where the relationship existed before 1 January 2021. They are advised to write to ID Malta to obtain an appointment for the new residency card. For further information please visit the Living in Europe website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-europe
If your application for the new biometric residency card is rejected, you will be notified in writing by ID Malta. If you wish to appeal, you have 3 days in which to notify your decision to appeal by emailing:
or writing to:
The Immigration Appeals Board
15, First Floor, City Gate Building
We will shortly publish information on the appeals process so please keep checking our website.
If you were settled in Malta before 1 January 2021 but have not yet applied for your new biometric residency card you can still apply if you have reasonable grounds for missing the 30 June deadline. Late applications will be examined on a case by case basis.
You must contact ID Malta on firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your application as soon as possible. You should explain the reasons for your late application and provide documents to support this.
Renewing your new biometric residency card
If any detail of your new biometric residence card changes (name, address etc.) or the card is due to expire please contact ID Malta to book an appointment to obtain a new card.
If you are a UK national in Malta and you need urgent consular assistance, please call the British High Commission on +356 2323 0000. The helpline is open 24/7, 365 days a year for British nationals.