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Re-opening of the Registry of Maltese Courts on 4 May 2020 post-Covid19 shutdown

By virtue of the publication of Legal Notice 176 of 2020 entitled Epidemics and Infectious Disease (Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2020 and Legal Notice 177 of 2020 entitled Closure of the Courts of Justice (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2020  the order for the closure of courts has been partially…

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IIP Comparisons

The value of having a second Maltese passport Studies have shown that the majority of people would be interested in obtaining a second passport, with an EU passport is most desired given the visa free access it grants to various countries both within and outside the European Union. Apart from travel benefits, applicants would also…

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EU residency through Malta post-Brexit

Brexit was originally due to happen on March 29 2019, but the deadline was delayed twice after MPs rejected then Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal between the UK and the EU. 2020 will be considered as a transition year with the possibility to extend this period to another year or two and everyone will be…

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Malta

Most of the people coming to Malta to apply for residence or maybe even the Maltese passport, like to come for a visit before any serious commitments. Just in case you are still thinking about it… pack your bags, here are some things you can do when you come over! From crystal blue waters to…

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The Suspension and Interruption of Legal and Other Time Periods in Malta due to Covid-19

Following the publication of the Closure of Courts of Justice Order, 2020 (Legal Notice 65 of 2020), various legal notices have been enacted in order to suspend and interrupt the legal and other time periods in Malta. Legal Notice 97 of 2020 entitled Closure of the Courts of Justice (Amendment) Order, 2020, provides that any…

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Malta Taxation – COVID-19 updates

LOCAL UPDATES Legal Notices L.N. 135 of 2020 – Suspension of Legal Times (Revenue Acts) Order, 2020 As per legal notice 135 of 2020, when the Superintendent of Public Health orders the closure of any revenue department for the purpose of guarding against and, or controlling dangerous epidemics or infectious disease, the below listed legal…

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State Aid: Commission approves €350 million guarantee scheme for Malta to support economy during the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a State Aid Scheme for Malta with an estimated budget worth €350 million, in order to help support the sectors of the Maltese economy affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme was approved under the Temporary Framework for State Aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak….

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Malta Government Covid-19 Measures for Businesses and Employees

COVID WAGE SUPPLEMENT The Covid 19 Wage Supplement provides employee with a basic wage cover to address the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to simplify administrative processes funds will be forwarded to employers who will be obliged to guarantee that the Covid Wage Supplement as established below is forwarded to the employee….

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COVID-19 OFFICE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

In view of the continuing developments arising from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Firm has decided that with effect from 16 March it shall be adopting remote working measures. This is being done as a precautionary measure to ensure the well-being of its staff and clients. Therefore, as from such date its offices shall…

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Malta Residence for EU Nationals

Maltese Residency for EU Nationals In order to obtain residence in Malta, EU nationals may opt to apply for Ordinary residence or The Residence Programme (TRP). Under both programmes, applicants will be handed with a 5-year residence permit which can be renewed, provided all conditions are met. The Ordinary Residence programme is a great opportunity…

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