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Which ministry has overall responsibility?

Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security

The Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security is responsible for immigration matters.

Department of Citizenship and Expatriates
The Department of Citizenship and Expatriates is responsible for implementing citizenship and immigration state policy. The Department is also in charge of granting residence permits and long term residence permits to non-EU citizens.

Central Visa Unit is the Government’s immigration central authority responsible for the provisions of the Schengen acquis.  It ensures that the EU visa policy is implemented through the proper functioning of the visa issuing procedures in all of Malta’s Diplomatic missions and Consular posts. It operates in collaboration with the Malta Consular offices and Immigration Police in relation to the authorisation of visa issuance to non-EU nationals that require such entry clearance.  

Are there other ministries involved?

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Education and Employment
What are the implementing agencies?Employment and Training Corporation

The Employment and Training Corporation is Malta's public employment agency responsible for issuing employment licences.

The issuance of employment licences to non-EU citizens is subject to labour market considerations. Exceptions are the persons who enjoy long-term residence status.

Are there general immigration policy papers?N/A
Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?N/A
What is the key legislation?Immigration Act, Chapter 217

Immigration Regulations - Legal Notice 205 of 2004

Free Movement of European Union Nationals and their Family Members Order Legal Notice 191 of 2007 as amended by Legal Notices 427 of 2007, 329 of 2011, and 107 of 2012.

Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations - Legal Notice. 278 of 2006 as amended by Legal Notice 370 of 2010.

Family Reunification Regulations - Legal Notice 150 of 2007

Conditions of Admission of Third-Country Nationals for the purposes of Studies Regulations - Legal Notice 29 of 2008

Third Country Nationals for Scientific Research Purposes (Specific Admittance Procedure) Regulations - Legal Notice 102 of 2008

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What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?

National Statistics Office