|Which ministry has overall responsibility?|
|The Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security is responsible for immigration matters.|
Department of Citizenship and Expatriates
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 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.
|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?|