Apply for Special Identity Card and EU Disability Card (SID – EU Card) In Malta By Online
To assist people who are disabled, in their quest to help people with disabilities, the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) provides the Specific ID (SID-EU) card. People with disabilities who travel to other participants EU Member States can present their ID card to prove that they are in possession of a disabilities status at country of origin Member State.
The holder of the card is able to apply for various services for people handicapped within government institutions or private companies.
Here’s how you can get an Special Identity Card and EU Disability Card (SID – EU Card).
- The application is processed via the line.
- Here’s a link to bring applicants to an application online: What to do
- Simply fill in all the necessary details.
- Upload a scanned image of your passport image. The image you are uploading is the image taken from the back of your EU Disability Card (provided that you qualify to get one) Be sure the image is of high quality.
- You’ll also require provide your medical card that includes your ID number. If you don’t have one , download this form in English, Maltese and request your doctor to complete it. It is then necessary to scan the completed form and upload it before submitting your application.
- It takes about 10 days to get your application considered.
Required Documents For Apply for Special Identity Card and EU Disability Card (SID – EU Card)
- Application is complete
- Scanned passport size photo (approx. 45mmx35mm). Light background showing the complete face with no sunglasses, helmets, or hats. The image uploaded will be printed onto the back of your EU Disability Card (provided that you’re eligible to receive one) Make sure your photo is of good quality.
- Medical Certificate of Medical. If you don’t have one , you can download the form English, Maltese and request your doctor to complete it. Then, take a picture of the completed form and upload it to the website when you submit your application.
Office Locations and Contacts
Commission for the Rights of Persons with DisabilityG5 Offices
Salvu Psaila Street
Tel: (+356) 2226 7600
Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity
310, Palazzo Ferreria
Valletta VLT 1110
Tel No. 2590 3125
- Disability-related persons according to the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.) 318.) Act to provide Social Security
- Individuals who suffer from permanent hearing loss with a hearing loss that is not less than 70 decibels, or who wear hearing aids regularly
- Individuals with an indefinite total paralysis or a serious permanent malfunctions of the entire leg
- People who suffer from serious psychological issues that result in impairment
The SID-EU Card is typically issued with a valid period at 10 years, for adult. Children’s the cards have a a shorter duration.
- The SID-EU Card must be renewed Card at least two weeks prior to the expiry date
- If your Card gets lost, you’ll need to fill out the form provided by CRPD to request an alternative card to be issued.
- The SID-EU Card is an official document, and therefore should in the event of death of the owner the SID-EU Card must be immediately returned to the CRPD
Documents to Utilize
- The application deadline is one day
- Application vetting – 3 days
- Assessment of applications 1 day
- Approval of the application within 5 days
The Document is required
People with disabilities who travel to other member EU Member States are able to show their disability card to prove that they have a valid disability situation in their own country of origin Member State.
The person who has the SID-EU Card has access to benefits, including:
- Free ferry rides with Gozo Channel
- Free transportation service between and to hospitals of the state (by arrangement)
- Priority of certain services
- Entry is free or at a reduced price for organized events
European Disability Card holders can use their cards within all eight countries participating for access to benefits. The benefits in all participant countries differ. Anyone with the EU Disability Card issued by CRPD can benefit from the specific benefits offered to EU Disability Card holders within the country that they are visiting and also the benefits that are available within their country of residence (Malta).
Additionally, EU disability card holders from any of the seven participating countries have access to the particular benefits offered to EU Disability Card holders when traveling to Malta.
- Servizz Malta – servizz.gov.mt
- Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability – www.eudisabilitycard.org.mt