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.