Serbia appeals to Malta to postpone deportation orders

The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affair urged Malta on 16 December to postpone the execution of a decision to deny a residence status to Serbian children whose parents’ annual income does not meet the country’s financial requirements until the next consular consultations between the two states, scheduled for 27 January 2020.

Malta has issued internal regulations for non-EU residents, who are under the authority of an agency in charge of issuing residence permits, the Identity Malta.

Media reports say that 22 children, some Serbian, might be deported from Malta, because their parents do not earn enough to meet a legal financial requirement for a residence permit to be issued to them.

Most of the families affected by the regulation have come from non-EU states. (

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