The Consul-on-the-Move Programme was launched on 5 May 2016, in accordance with the Passports Office within Identity Malta Agency, and conforms with the Government’s vision to have Governmental services closer to the citizens. It provides a number of Consular services (that are normally available at Maltese Embassies and Consulates) in different locations.

The need for this Programme was seen after the introduction of biometric passports, that led Maltese applicants living abroad to go physically to the nearest Maltese Embassy or Consulate in order to capture biometric data. This was resulting to an inconvenience, especially due to additional expenses including costs for travel and accommodation.

This Programme is currently focusing on Australia, Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. All Consular services currently available at the Maltese Embassies and Consulates continue to remain available.

For certain services provided, an additional administrative fee applies. In accordance with Legal Notice 221 of 2016, the administrative charge for passport applications is €100 for each application, whilst that for citizenship applications is €50 for each application, over and above other related fees.  

The following is the updated list of scheduled visits for 2019 and early 2020:


COTM Scheduled Visits - 2019




8 November 2019



50 Devonshire Street North

M12 6JH




 (New Zealand)


15 - 17 November 2019

20, Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021, New Zealand





COTM Scheduled Visits - 2020


San Francisco



6 - 8 February 2020

Venue to be announced



16 - 18 April 2020

Venue to be announced

It is worth noting that the service is available by appointment only. For further information, one may wish to contact the respective location focal point as follows:



Email address

Contact number

Australia/New Zealand

+61 (02) 6290 1724


+1 (416) 207 0922/0989


+1 (202) 4623611/2


+44 (0) 207 292 4800


It is highly recommended that closer to the scheduled date/s of the visits, one consults the relevant Mission/s coordinating the visits to ensure that there are no changes in dates and venues.​ 

Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion
Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1171

2124 2191

2123 6604