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 mostly felt 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 related to costs for travel and accommodation.
This Programme is currently available in 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 the provisional scheduled visits for 2023:
Embassy of the Republic of Malta in Washington, United States
|San Francisco, California||17-23 July 2023||Office of Honorary Consul Louis Vella|
Consulate of the Republic of Malta in Toronto, Canada
|St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador||2-3 September 2023 (tentative)||TBC|
High Commission of the Republic of Malta in London, United Kingdom
|Leeds (the North-East areas)||September 2023||TBC|
|Cardiff (South Wales, Bristol areas)||November 2023||TBC|
High Commission of the Republic of Malta in Canberra, Australia
|Brisbane (Queensland)||24 – 29 July 2023||TBC|
|Mackay (Queensland)||31 July – 1 August 2023||Lanai Apartments|
20, River St., Mackay
|Cairns (Queensland)||3 August 2023||TBC|
|Adelaide (South AUS)||10-11 November 2023||Maltese Guild of SA, 6 Jeanes St, Beverley SA 5009|
|Perth (West AUS)||13-15 November 2023||Maltese Association in WA|
|Wellington (New Zealand)||22 November 2023||Victoria University, Murphy building, Kelburn|
|Auckland (New Zealand)||20 November 2023||Europe House, Auckland University of Technology|
It is worth noting that the service is available by confirmed appointment only. For further information, one may wish to contact the respective location focal point as follows:
|Location||Email address||contact number|
|Australia/New Zealandfirstname.lastname@example.org||+61 (02) 6290 1724|
|Canadaemail@example.com||+1 (416) 207 0922 /0989|
|USAfirstname.lastname@example.org||+1 (202) 530 9750 /9751 /9752|
|UKemail@example.com||+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.