The Consul-on-the-Move programme was launched on 5 May 2016 and is providing a number of 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 five main geographical areas, which include Australia, Canada, UK, USA and New Zealand.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion 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 was launched after an agreement was reached with the Malta Passport Office at Identity Malta Agency to enable this ‘roaming service’ to take off.

For certain services being provided, an additional administrative fee applies.  The 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 available.

The updated list of scheduled visits for 2018 is as follows:-

COTM Scheduled Visits


Western Australia

Confirmed dates: 18-20 May 2018

Maltese Association of Western Australia

(also known as the Maltese club)

1, May Holman Drive


WA 6054

South Australia

Tentative dates (25-27 May, 2018)

Venue to be announced


Tentative date (5-6 October 2018)

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 (416207 0922/0989


+1 (2024623611/2


+44 (0207 292 4800


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.​
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
and Trade Promotion
Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1171
2124 2191
2123 6604