Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of information Act (Cap. 496) is a law that gives access to documents held by a public authority. This law gives a ‘right-of-access' to eligible persons, increasing transparency and accessibility. Every person resident in Malta or who has been resident for a period of at least five years, and who is either a citizen of Malta or a citizen of any other EU member State, is eligible to make a request under the FOI Act.

A request for accessing a document or information under the FOI Act can be submitted via the e-ID on the FOI Portal ( Now, an online request can also be done without the need for the applicants to register through e-ID. Alternatively, a Request for Document Form can be downloaded from the same website (Downloads Section) or collected from the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties. The Form has to be completed and submitted by email to or by post to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Barriera Wharf, Valletta. 
Please click here for NCPE's FOI obligations and details. 
If you wish to request access for a document or information held by NCPE, you may do so by filling in the below forms:
One may also submit a complaint if the Public Authority does not respect the 20 working day deadline (or the deadline indicated in the notification of extension, if applicable) for submitting a response.

 Contact Name 
National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Gattard House,
National Road,
Blata l-Bajda HMR 9010
(+356) 2295 7850