consul-on-the-move-programThe Consul-on-the-Move programme was launched by Malta’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr George Vella on 5 May 2016 and provides certain consular services normally available at Malta’s Embassies and Consular posts, in different locations. Such services include the collection of biometric passport applications.  This programme conforms to the Government’s vision to have government services closer to the citizen.

After the successful introduction of the Consul-on-the-Move in South Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand and Queensland, this service will now be introduced in Western Australia on Friday and Saturday 20-21 January 2017.

In Perth the venue will be at the Maltese Association of Western Australia club at 1 May Holman Drive, Bassendean,

The Consul-General for Melbourne will be facilitating the collection of passport applications from those Maltese residing in Perth in addition to gathering of biometric data necessary for the issuing of the passports.

Western Australia will become the third Australian State in which the Consul-on-the-Move service will be introduced. There are plans to provide this service to all applicants who are eligible in all Australian States where there is inadequate access for the issuing of passports, as long as there is sufficient interest and demand that justify such travel.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs is proceeding with this project not just in Australia, but also in Canada (Vancouver u Edmonton and St Johns), the USA (San Francisco, California, Detroit, Houston, and Los Angeles), the United Kingdom (Cardiff in Wales and Edinburgh in Scotland), as well as in two cities in Italy (Milan and Catania in Sicily).

Hence the Consul-on-the-Move is a worldwide programme with the participation of five Maltese consulates in those countries: Toronto, Washington, London, Rome and Melbourne. It is a pilot project over a five year period.

So Maltese migrants or their descendants who live far from certain Maltese Embassies or Consulates in Australia and other parts of the world, no can take an interest and plan to make use of the Consul-on-the-Move service.

This service is available by appointment only. In Australia, the service may be accessed by contacting the Malta High Commission in Canberra and seeking further information about this programme as well as guidelines on the documentation required.

For further information and appointments, please contact your respective location focal point as indicated in the table below:

Location Email Telephone
Australia +61 (02) 6290 1724
Canada +1 (416) 207 0922/0989
USA +1 (202) 4623611/2
UK +44 (0) 207 292 4800
Italy +39 06 687 9990