Expatriates Unit Useful Information – Positive Decision

Expatriates Unit

Where the outcome of the due process is positive, Identità will issue an Approval in Principle letter which is received by both the employer and the third-country national.


This letter is not a substitute for the residence permit and the process is not yet complete for the issuance of the permit.


The Approval in Principle letter:


  • indicates the validity period of the same letter- this period is not extendable, and should it expire, Identità cannot proceed with the application;
  • serves as the document by which third-country nationals who require a visa to travel to Malta, may apply at their respective mission;
  • provides guidelines on how to set an appointment for biometrics via the online booking system;
  • provides the list of documentation that the third-country national must present at the biometrics appointment – failure to present such documents will result in a nullified appointment.

Non-EU Nationals Booking

Press the “Book Now” button to make an appointment.

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