About Us

Identità was established in 2013 by virtue of Subsidiary Legislation 595.07 and is responsible for citizens’ identity management and the implementation of migration processes.
The government agency offers a specialized public service in matters relating to e-ID cards, e-Passports, visas, residence documents, acts of civil status and public deeds. These functions were grouped under one corporate identity, which is governed by the Public Administration Act.
Identità aims to achieve the highest level of service excellence without compromising security.

Discover our Units

Identity Cards Unit

Issues e-ID cards to Maltese citizens and registers one’s e-ID virtual accounts.

Passport Office

Issues e-Passports to Maltese citizens.

Public Registry

Records and issues certificates of acts of civil status, including birth, marriage, and death.

Searches Unit

Enrols testamentary wills, registers hypothec and privilege notes, and carries out individual searches on transfers, inter vivo, and causa mortis of immovable property.

Central Visa Unit

Issues visas according to national policies and the provisions outlined under the Schengen Acquis.

Expatriates Unit

Issues residence documents to EU nationals and residence permits to third-countries nationals. Responsible for the implementation of migration policies.