Overview

Media personnel require permission to attend Government activities. Access Cards are issued every 2 years and at the end of the validation period, the applicant must then complete the application and submit it to the department. Holders of access cards do not automatically receive a renewal but must provide a reference letter as proof that they are still employed with and/or provide contributions to a registered media organisation.

What you'll get

Yellow access card for journalists, photographers, camerapersons, etc.

Green access card for technical staff such as riggers, audio persons, technicians, etc.

Eligibility

The following media categories can apply for an access card:

A) Employees of media organisations publishing registered newspapers, magazines or other registered publications.
B) Employees of media organisations running registered television or radio stations.

Category A and B: A reference letter from the registered editor stating that you are an employee of the particular media organisation.

C) Freelance journalists, photographers or camera persons. A reference letter from a registered editor stating that you provide news or current affairs material to be published or broadcast on the registered publication or station.

D) Employees of media organisations providing news or current affairs material to be published or broadcast on registered publications or stations. A reference letter from a registered editor stating that your media organisation provides news or current affairs material to be published or broadcast on the registered publication or station; and a reference letter from the head of your organisation stating that you are an employee of the particular media organisation.

E) Employees of media organisations publishing local online news portals that have been active for 6 months or longer.
A letter providing information regarding the registrar, the registrant and the administrative contact of the domain name; and a reference letter from the registrant of the domain name stating that you are an employee of the particular media organisation.

F) New freelance journalists, photographers or camera persons.
G) Employees of media organisations publishing new local online news portals.

Category F and G: A temporary access card will be given for 3 months. Following this period, a reference letter is to be produced as described in category C and E respectively.

H) Local correspondents of foreign media organisations. A reference letter from the editor of the foreign media organisation, stating that you provide news or current affairs material to be published or broadcast on the registered publication or station.

I) Foreign media on local assignments.
A reference letter from the editor of your media organisation stating that you are an employee of the particular media organisation carrying out duties in Malta, giving the dates of your assignment. A temporary access card will be issued for assignments of less than 6 months.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.

Required documents:

i) A reference letter/s.
ii) A jpeg or 2 printed passport size photos (in colour).
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