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Which ministry has overall responsibility?

Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.

The Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality is responsible for immigration matters.

Citizenship falls within the remit of Community Malta Agency.

Are there other ministries involved?

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Trade.

Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation.

What are the implementing agencies?

Jobsplus 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