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Freedom of Information

Act XVI of 2008 refers to the Freedom of Information Act. The Freedom of Information Act aims to establish a right to information held by public authorities in order to promote added transparency and accountability in Government www.foi.gov.mt.

Information relating to Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 496)


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Here you can access documents related to the implementation of the FOI Act. 

Please click on the document title to download.

-          FOI Act (Cap.  496)

-          Code of Practice

-           L.N. 158 of 2010 - - Fees charged by Public Authorities for Access to Documents Regulations, 2010.

-          L.N. 159 of 2010 -- Timeframes for Lodging Complaints and Requests for Investigation and Review Regulations, 2010.

-          L.N. 156 of 2012 -- Entry into force

Manual Forms:

- Request for Document Form EN / MT

- Complaint to Public Authority Form EN / MT

- Complaint to the Information & Data Protection Commissioner Form EN / MT

Electronic Forms:

- Request for Document Form EN / MT

- Complaint to Public Authority Form EN / MT

- Complaint to the Information & Data Protection Commissioner Form ENMT 

If you would like to submit an FOI Request or an FOI Complaint (on a previous request) using the Manual Forms provided above, kindly download the relevant form and print it, fill in all details, sign and return to the FOI Officer of the Public Authority to whom you are making the request/complaint.  You can submit these forms by email or by post.  Alternatively, you can download and directly fill in the Electronic Form required and send it by email or by post.  

IMPORTANT! Remember to attach a scanned copy or a photocopy of your ID card/Residence Permit whenever you submit a request using either the Manual Forms or the Electronic Forms. 

The postal addresses and email addresses of the FOI Officers can be accessed from here.

The Contact Details of the Information & Data Protection Commissioner (in case you would like to make a complaint to the IDPC, following a complaint to the Public Authority) are found here.

Kindly mark your submissions with "FOI Request - Attn. FOI Officer" or "FOI Complaint - Attn. FOI Officer"(as applicable), in order to make sure that the request/complaint is properly channelled.  

Requests/ Complaints received over the weekend or on public holidays will be addressed on the next working day.  All references to "working days" in relation to the FOI Act should be understood as "Monday to Friday". 

Request in terms of the Freedom of Information Act can be made by e-mail: foi.mta@visitmalta.com.

For more information, please contact Dr Roseanne Cortis roseanne.cortis@visitmalta.com or Ms Jean Hopkins jean.hopkins@visitmalta.com.

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