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 2024:

Embassy of the Republic of Malta in Washington, United States

San FranciscoApril 2024TBC
MichiganSeptember 2024TBC

Consulate of the Republic of Malta in Toronto, Canada

British Columbia (Vancouver, Powell River)March 2024TBC
Ontario (Windsor)June 2024TBC
Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton)October 2024TBC

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

CardiffFebruary/March 2024TBC
EdinburghMay/June 2024TBC
BirminghamAugust/September 2024TBC
LiverpoolNovember/December 2024TBC

High Commission of the Republic of Malta in Canberra, Australia

Wellington (New Zealand)5 April 2024TBC
Brisbane15 – 17 April 2024TBC
Gold Coast19 April 2024TBC
Adelaide23 July 2024Maltese Guild of SA, 6 Jeanes St, Beverley SA 5009
Perth25 – 27 July 2024Maltese Association in WA
Brisbane11 – 13 October 2024TBC
Mackay15 November 2024TBC

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.