BREXIT – Immigration Status of British nationals Residing in Malta

The Government of Malta has by means of Legal Notice 63 of 2019, recently published new rules, applicable to British citizens residing in Malta on the day the Treaties of the European Union (EU) shall cease to apply to the United Kingdom (UK), unless a withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK has entered […]

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On August 19, 2019
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The Government of Malta has by means of Legal Notice 63 of 2019, recently published new rules, applicable to British citizens residing in Malta on the day the Treaties of the European Union (EU) shall cease to apply to the United Kingdom (UK), unless a withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK has entered into force by that date, hereinafter referred to as the ‘withdrawal date’. 

The rules are applicable to all British Citizens, i.e. those persons holding British nationality under the British Nationality Act, excluding those holding the following British nationality status a) British nationals (Overseas) b) British overseas territories citizens (BOTC) c) British overseas citizens (BOC) d) British projected persons (BPP) and e) British subjects (BS). 

A British citizen who on withdrawal date was resident in Malta shall be entitled to continue to reside in Malta, provided that such citizen has enough funds to maintain himself in Malta and that he has a sickness insurance policy.  A beneficiary may be entitled to enjoy such status for a period of 10 years from the withdrawal date.  Such status shall be renewed upon application provided that the necessary conditions continue to be satisfied.

How can we help?  

For further information, please contact one of the firm’s tax partners, Stephen Balzan on [email protected] or Elaine Camilleri [email protected]. ACT can help you understand the changes to the tax rules and how these can impact your business.  

Apart from its offices in St. Julian’s Malta, ACT operates from a second office in Gozo, which is situated in the capital city of Victoria.  For an appointment in our Gozo office, please call on 00356 21378672 or send us an email on [email protected].