Case Study: Still Abroad – Embassy of Malta in Egypt refusal

Immigration lawyer Malta

A success story for our client, a Third Country National of Egyptian nationality, wanted to submit an appeal on a Visa refusal from the decision taken by the Embassy of Malta in Egypt. Our client, assisted by Dr Adrian Sciberras of Sciberras Advocates and Dr Karl Cordina of Belgravia Advisory was issued an approval letter by Identity Malta Agency following an application dated 16 October 2020, requesting a residence permit for the purpose of employment in Malta with a local Maltese company.

Following this approval letter our client applied for a Visa to enter Malta. On the 17th of August the client received a letter of refusal by the Embassy of Malta in Egypt informing him that his application was refused on the following grounds: “The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable”.

Our client had grounds for an appeal which we submitted to the Immigration Appeals Board for consideration on various grounds. Our groundwork included reviews of the rejection letter, focusing on discriminatory matters, setbacks for the applicant and for the prospective employer and other related matters.

For these reasons stated above and more, on behalf of our client, we requested the Immigration Appeals Board to re-consider the facts of the case. Following our submissions, evidence produced and considerations, the Board took a decision to accept the appeal on the condition that within two weeks from receipt of the decision, the prospective employer provides the Central Visa Unit with an affidavit in which he declares that the appellant’s services, being our client, are still required.

Sciberras Advocates can assist in appeals at 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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