Case Study: Appeal on a refusal of Single Permit Application

Immigration lawyer Malta

This is a case study about an appeal handled last year by Dr Adrian Sciberras of Sciberras Advocates and Dr Karl Cordina of Belgravia Advisory. On behalf of our client, we submitted a notice of appeal from the decision taken by Identity Malta Agency. Our client, a Third Country National, submitted his single permit on 18th September 2020 under the Single Permit procedure, as provided for in Subsidiary Legislation 217.17 with a Malta registered company that offered him a job.

The application was rejected, specifying on the refusal letter received, that the ‘application was not recommended for approval by Jobsplus because it transpires that your prospective employer failed to provide the necessary information for the processing of the application.

Our client had the right to appeal to this decision in terms of the provisions of article 20 (2) of the Subsidiary Legislation 217.17. Dr Adrian Sciberras presented an appeal based on proven facts and grounds. Our work included a review of the application that was submitted to identify any issues and failures which could have been of detriment to the client. Furthermore, through our findings, as part of our appeal to the Board, we also revealed the failing points from Identity Malta Agency regarding this case so that we could present a stronger appeal.  

Following our submission, evidence produced and various considerations, the Immigration Appeals Board accepted our appellant’s appeal, giving our client the opportunity to revise his application with Identity Malta Agency.

This was another success story for our firm, winning an appeal for a TCN who was ready to start his new job in Malta. Sciberras Advocates can assist in appeals with the Immigration Appeals Board or written requests to Principal Immigration Officer to appeal, overturn bans and challenge removal orders. More information about immigration services can be found here: or contact us directly to speak to one of our immigration lawyers.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, is a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.

Sciberras Advocates founded by Dr Adrian Sciberras, is a law firm based in Malta. The firm prides itself to be multi-disciplinary, innovative and flexible in order to meet the changing times and any challenges in the local and international legal scenario. No matter what private or corporate complex demands are called for, Sciberras Advocates offers practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve your desired results. You may reach Sciberras Advocates by phone on +35627795222 or via email on [email protected].

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