The Consul-on-the-Move programme was
launched on 5 May 2016 and is providing certain consular services normally
available at Malta’s Embassies and Consular posts, in different locations. Such
services include the collection of biometric passport applications. This
programme conforms to the Government’s vision to have governmental services
closer to the citizen.
This programme is targeting 5 main areas
which are Canada, USA, Italy, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs saw the
need to work on such a programme after the introduction of biometric passports,
for which the applicant has to personally visit an Embassy or a Consular Office
for biometric data to be collected. This was resulting in an inconvenience for
the Maltese citizens living abroad especially since there were added expenses
for travel, lodging, and other related costs. This project is being
launched after an agreement was reached with the Passport Office in Malta to
enable this ‘roaming service’ to take off.
For certain services being provided, an
additional administrative fee will apply. The additional administrative
charge for passport applications is €100 for each application over and above
other related fees.
All consular services currently
available at Malta’s Embassies and Consular Offices continue to remain
An indication of visits for 2017 is
already available. The list of scheduled visits is indicated
below. Other locations may be considered, depending on the need.
that service is available by appointment only. For further information and
appointments, please contact your respective location focal point as indicated
It is highly recommended that closer to
the scheduled date/s of the visits, one consult the relevant Mission/s
coordinating the visits to ensure that there are no changes in dates and venues.