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Registering your non-EU family members in another EU country – Malta

Affected by Brexit?

On 1 January 2021, the rules for EU citizens living in or moving to the UK will change. The same applies to UK nationals living in or moving to an EU country.

I have permanent residence in the UK/EU or will acquire it during the transition period

In principle, you and your family members will continue to have permanent residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I reside in the UK/EU but am not yet entitled to permanent residence

In principle, you and your family members will continue to keep your current residence in your host country. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must however apply to the EU settlement scheme to be granted a new residence status. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities as soon as possible if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to move to the UK/EU

You and your family members may move to the UK or to an EU country under the current EU rules until 31 December 2020. This includes non‑EU family members. In the UK, you must then apply to the EU settlement scheme. In the EU, check with your host country’s authorities whether you have to register and if it is mandatory to apply for a new residence status.

I want to go to the UK/EU for a short stay

Current rules on reporting presence, registering your residence abroad, registering your EU family, registering your non-EU family continue to apply until at least 31 December 2020.

I need help

If you think that your rights under EU law are not being respected, contact our assistance services.

   What documents are required from non-EU family members to obtain a residence card?
- Husband / wife
- (grand)children
- (grand)parents
- Extended family members (uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.)
- Non-registered partners
- Registered partners

Copy of registration certificate of EU national whom they are accompanying or, if such registration certificate has not been issued, an acknowledgment that is issued when the relative application was submitted by the said EU national, whom they are accompanying.

For:
Husband / wife
(grand)children
(grand)parents
Extended family members (uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc.)

(i) with a document/s issued by the competent authority of the country of origin or the country from which such family members came, proving their relationship to the EU national concerned – all relevant civil status certificates.
(ii) with a document issued by the competent authority of the country of origin or the country from which the family members came, in the case they are dependent children over twenty-one or are dependent direct relatives in the ascending line, or other family members, testifying that they depend on the EU national concerned;
(iii) where applicable, with the registration certificate of the EU national concerned;
(iv)  in the case of extended family members only, where the existence of serious health grounds which strictly requires the personal care by the Union citizen, with proof that they are members of the household of the EU national concerned; 

Non-registered partners

In the case of the EU national's partner, with proof of the existence of a durable relationship that had been existing for at least 2 years – although every case is examined on its own merits.

Registered partners

The civil registration document of the partnership.

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