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eResidence card renewal

Postby gozomark » Fri 16 Feb 2018 09:38 GMT

Application for renewal done this morning - as I was one of the first to apply 5 years ago, and as I've renewed the max one month before expiry, thought useful to let you know how it went


compared the fiasco 5 years ago, when nobody knew what was going on, it went very smoothly. As a Gozo resident, I was able to renew in Gozo - St Francis Square, Victoria, at the entitlement office. In and out within 30 minutes.
The main difference from 5 years ago in terms of paperwork is that they now want proof of actually living here - bank statement or credit card statement showing actual transactions in Gozo/Malta over the last 3 months.
They issued the temporary paperwork on the spot, which is sufficient for the ferry.
My wife as non EU member, was more complicated - I'm happy to discuss that on the private boards
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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby Kay » Fri 16 Feb 2018 18:09 GMT

Thanks, Mark. I'm sure that'll be of interest to many.
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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby DavidH » Fri 23 Feb 2018 07:28 GMT

Thanks Mark, that's very useful. I have printed this off for reference as our cards expire in September. :D
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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby gozomark » Thu 15 Mar 2018 10:57 GMT

Just received letter my residence card is ready for collection - 4 weeks - in fact letter is dated 6/3, so actually only took less than 3 weeks, then 9 days to post it to me
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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby Gordon64 » Wed 4 Jul 2018 19:59 GMT

After reading the original post I am trying to understand what this means for myself.

I returned to the UK in May 2016, supposedly for six months. But after the referendum I could see I might be struggling financially due to the exchange rate so I stayed in the UK to save up! I am now planning to move back to Malta on 1 October. My residence card expires on 2 December 2018.

If I need to have three months of statements for a renewal I obviously won't have that by December. So will I need to apply from scratch?

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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby gozomark » Wed 4 Jul 2018 20:09 GMT

Every application is a new application not a renewal
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Re: eResidence card renewal

Postby gozomark » Wed 4 Jul 2018 20:11 GMT

So you will need to be here for 3 months before applying
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