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, California17-23 July 2023Office of Honorary Consul Louis Vella

Consulate of the Republic of Malta in Toronto, Canada

St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador2-3 September 2023 (tentative)TBC

High Commission of the Republic of Malta in London, United Kingdom

Leeds (the North-East areas)September 2023TBC
Cardiff (South Wales, Bristol areas)November 2023TBC

High Commission of the Republic of Malta in Canberra, Australia

Brisbane (Queensland)24 – 29 July 2023TBC
Mackay (Queensland)31 July – 1 August 2023Lanai Apartments
20, River St., Mackay
Cairns (Queensland)3 August 2023TBC
Adelaide (South AUS)10-11 November 2023Maltese Guild of SA, 6 Jeanes St, Beverley SA 5009
Perth (West AUS)13-15 November 2023Maltese Association in WA
Wellington (New Zealand)22 November 2023Victoria University, Murphy building, Kelburn
Auckland (New Zealand)20 November 2023Europe 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:

LocationEmail addresscontact number
Australia/New (02) 6290 1724 (416) 207 0922 /0989 (202) 530 9750 /9751 /9752 (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.