Dependent Visa for Spouse

Hi,

My wife and I are Indian Citizens. I work here in Malta and have a valid resident permit for the year. My wife and I qualify all the checkboxes for a dependent visa and have all the required documents to apply for the same.

However, my wife is currently here on a German issued 3-year Schengen tourist visa issued earlier. Due to this, Identity Malta did not accept her application for resident visa and is at present asking her to leave the country and apply for a separate visa in order to apply.

Since she's legally here anyway and as ID Malta or the central visa agency has any further information they could give us, wanted to reach out to the community here to see if anyone here has had such experience or know any further information that could help us.

Ideally I would like her not to leave and return for this purpose.

Thanks in advance!

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