EU Citizens e-residency process & Health Care info.

berend :

hi,
could you post the steps to take, costs and time frame involved for self employed?
many thanks.
berend

Are you asking about setting yourself up as self employed or to apply for residency?

If residency, it is covered in this topic at the beginning of the pinned post but if about self employment I would suggest starting a new topic as this one is ' EU Citizens e-residency process & Health Care info.'

Ray

Hello Berend:

Please see my post below.  Apologies for double posting

berend :

hi,
could you post the steps to take, costs and time frame involved for self employed?
many thanks.
berend

Hello Berend:

For my wife who is an EU Citizen, we recently completed setting up the self-employment process.  It was quite painless to be honest.  We used the Maltese Government's own completely free service called "Business First" and you can get more info on their wesbite.  It is EU funded and professionally run.  Their office is in Birkirkara Bypass next to Farson's Brewery in the same building where Mike's Motor car dealership is:

https://businessfirst.com.mt/en/Pages/default.aspx


They were very helpful and professional and took care of all the paperwork.  Best thing that you could do this remotely without being in Malta.  At the end, you will have your Social Security Number, Jobsplus Registration, Expatriate Taxpayer Registration, VAT Number.  That's pretty much it.  With these papers you should be able to apply for E-Residency, which we did.  We are still waiting for our ID Card.

Good Luck!

Hello all, my father has just lost (or more like, had stolen) on the bus a purse with his Maltese ID Residence Card and the POYC card (the one to get discounted medicines in pharmacies).

I have searched on the Maltese government website and it doesn't appear clear to me. He has fill in the same form and provide all the information, as if it was a new registration? or just showing up in the Evans building with passport would be enough?  we have photocopies of the original.

And the same question goes for the POYC card.  Everything has to be done as a new registration, or just showing the related documents would be enough to order a new one? (I guess a € fee will be mandatory in both cases).

Thanks for reading.

I would think he will need to start from the beginning again with his residence card like you have to when it becomes out of date, as regards the yellow card it would be best to see his doctor or the
pharmacy he normally uses.

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krissygay :

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What are you referring to?   You need to quote the relevant post.

Just to inform fellow expats, the process of getting a eresidence card once you've lost it or had it stolen is quite easy. You only have to fill in a short form and show passport, and pay a fee.

Although, I must advise you, if you don't go at opening, don't bother. We waited about 2-3 hours having arrived at 9:30. 2-3 clerks to cover all EU citizens needs in the country is not enough I am afraid.

MaltaCommando :

Just to inform fellow expats, the process of getting a eresidence card once you've lost it or had it stolen is quite easy. You only have to fill in a short form and show passport, and pay a fee.

Although, I must advise you, if you don't go at opening, don't bother. We waited about 2-3 hours having arrived at 9:30. 2-3 clerks to cover all EU citizens needs in the country is not enough I am afraid.

We are currently renewing ours and we arrived at 7.30am, half an hour before opening and there were already 3 people there. By 8.30 we were done but one of the staff told those just arriving outside that they were unlikely to be seen before the office closed at 12.300pm!

More staff or longer hours are definitely needed here on Gozo.

It would also save a lot of time if you did not have to go through everything again when your details are already in the system, just for renewal or to change address, which we have done 3 times in 5 years.

Ray

Wow. I've been to the office in Victoria twice and both times waited no longer than ten minutes. Maybe the tourist season wasn't in full swing at the time.

Laz2016 :

Wow. I've been to the office in Victoria twice and both times waited no longer than ten minutes. Maybe the tourist season wasn't in full swing at the time.

You have been extremely lucky but I do not see the connection to the tourist season.

Laz2016 :

Wow. I've been to the office in Victoria twice and both times waited no longer than ten minutes. Maybe the tourist season wasn't in full swing at the time.

You must be the luckiest person on earth.

I always find that there dozens of 'tourists' queuing up for residence cards!!! :dumbom: I always thought they were would be expats waiting to apply for residence cards!

Ray

GozoMo :
Laz2016 :

Wow. I've been to the office in Victoria twice and both times waited no longer than ten minutes. Maybe the tourist season wasn't in full swing at the time.

You have been extremely lucky but I do not see the connection to the tourist season.

I was merely trying to offer an explanation as to why I've never seen 'dozen's of people in a queue at the office, assuming these many many applicants could be tourists seeking to apply for residency because they liked the island so much as I did and several of my friends did. You come as a tourist, like the place so much you want to stay.

Laz2016 :

Wow. I've been to the office in Victoria twice and both times waited no longer than ten minutes. Maybe the tourist season wasn't in full swing at the time.

The reason there are more people queuing is that it was five years ago the new residence cards were issued and many as in our case have expired so you have to apply for a new one in the same way as you did for the first one.

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Dragged my husband (who is 80 and doesn't do hills or queuing well) to get his residence card at the Evans building in Valletta. I dropped him off at 9:00 and when I had managed to park the car in the mcp car park and walk to him (about 9:30), he had managed to get all his forms submitted and was waiting for the photo (about 24 in front of him). Some advice:

1. Get there early. By 10:00 the queue was really long
2. Make sure you fill in your forms in advance and have all the supporting evidence. Quite a few were sent to fill in forms and then had to queue.
3. Getting the photo takes time. We did not exit until about 12:30. There was a period mid morning (45 minutes) when no one was seen. Loads of people after us.
4. Take something to read / drink to occupy queuing time. BTW the toilets (in the reception area) are awful and there is no place to get refreshments.

From observation, it appears that some people managed to get priority (despite ticket system) . I don't know how but there were definitely some people called  to be photographed who arrived after us

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