How to get a Maltese ID Card
An excellent way to be fully integrated in Malta is to get a Maltese ID Card. This will open up for more of the regular prices and discounts only given to Maltese citizens. This short guide is to show you how to apply for a Maltese ID card.
The Head Office is situated in downtown Valletta, just in front of the Malta Experience.
The process of applying will be done over 2 visits. A common bureaucratic thing, but nonetheless a necessity.
On the first visit you will be handed an application form asking you to state the purpose of your stay etc.
After completing the application, a warden will check your application and in some cases make a short interview.
For EU citizens it shouldn't be a problem at all, and you will easily be passed through. Next you will need to queue up for an ID- card picture, and then move on to a control booth where they make sure that all details given previously are correct.
This completes the first stage of your ID card application.
You will be contacted for the follow up visit by post to the address given in the application. When arriving second time, you will be directed to the photo room again, for them to take a picture to confirm your identity. Afterwards you'll be send through to the control booth where they will make the final control of details and a print of your ID card.
Congratulations, You now have a legal Maltese Identity.
Nice to know:
Be sure to make your way to the office as late as possible. There's always a queue and long wait in the mornings.
If you know of a certain time you need this ID card, make sure to set aside minimum a week to get the ID card.
Make sure to bring your passport!
Office Address, contact detail and Opening hours:
The Electoral Commission
Evans Building (near the Malta Experience)
St. Elmo Place
Valletta VLT 2000
Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 2.00 pm + Wednesday 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday 7.30 am - 10.30 am.
The Electoral Office also has a section in Gozo at 28A, St. Francis Square, Rabat.