ID & Residence Cards without electronic chip are no longer valid

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ID & Residence Cards without electronic chip no longer validIdentity Malta has said that following the amendments to Maltese Legislation concerning the issue of Identity Cards, as from 1st January 2016, identity cards for Maltese citizens ending with one of the following letters, M,G,L,H,P and residence cards for foreigners ending with the letter A, whose cards are still in the old format are no longer valid, even if their expiry date is after the 1st of January 2016.

It said that, furthermore, only electronic Identity Cards and Residence Cards are valid as from the 1st of January.ID & Residence Cards without electronic chip no longer validThose persons who failed to avail themselves of the opportunity to renew their identity card can apply for their new Identity Card at the ID Cards Management Office in Gattard House, National Road, Blata l-Bajda in Malta and in Gozo at 28A, St Francis Square in Victoria.

Residence documents are issued, on application, by the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs, Evans Building, Valletta or at the Residence office in Gozo.

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