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Are you a non-EU citizen living in Malta and would you like to bring your non-EU family members to live with you there? You can find information below on the conditions to fulfil and procedures to follow, as well as the rights your family members can enjoy during their stay.


You are entitled to apply for family reunification if you have:
  • resided in Malta for at least one year;
  • have a reasonable prospect of getting a permanent residence;
  • have accommodation which is comparable to that of Maltese families;
  • have stable and regular resources (including an additional 20% of the average wage per family member).
Your family members include:
  • your spouse who is over 21 years of age;
  • yours and your spouse’s unmarried minor children, including adopted children;
  • unmarried minor children under yours or your spouse's custody.
Your family members will generally be allowed to join you after you have resided for two years in Malta and must obtain a residence permit and, if necessary, a visa.

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Access to employment Your family members can work in employment and self-employment under the same conditions as youself.
Long-term residence A family member can obtain long term resident status after five years of legal and continuous residence provided that he/she:
  • your income is equivalent to the national average wage, with an additional 20% for each family member;
  • you provide evidence of having complied with certain integration conditions;
  • you prove adequate accommodation;
  • you provide a letter documenting employment history, current and previous residence, family members if living with him/her and any other relevant information.

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