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Strategy for the Reception of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants

Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security 
​Published: ​09.11.2015
Running till: ​20.11.2015
​Last Updated: ​​23.11.2015

A strategy for the reception of asylum seekers and irregular migrants is being published by the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, following a period of public consultation.

The document provides for a system for the initial reception of recently arrived migrants, as well as for initiatives relating to detention and open centre accommodation. It meets the Government’s pledge not to detain minors and vulnerable persons. The Ministry will now be working towards implementation, addressing the re-organisation of Malta’s reception systems, and strengthening procedures that identify those who are in clear need of international protection.
The 'Strategy for the Reception of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants' may be accessed from the following link:

Original Consultation

The Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security will be receiving feedback from stakeholders in the sector and members of the general public from the date of publication of this document until Friday, 20th November 2015.
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
  • By filling the online form.
  • Postal address:
Migration and Asylum Consultation Committee
Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security
201, Strait Street


Migration Policy.PDFConsultation document - Migration and Asylum Policy.PDF

We thank you in advance for your input.
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