The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act (Cap. 496) establishes the right to the general public to information held by public authorities in order to promote added transparency and accountability in government.

The general public may request documents held by Public Authorities. The Public Authority shall decide on your request within 20 working days. The FOI Act empowers you to escalate your request to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner, if you are not satisfied with the way the Public Authority handled your request.

Every Public Authority has appointed an FOI Officer who shall handle requests for documents submitted by the public and represent the Public Authority on all matters related to the FOI Act.

What you'll get

Process of the request as regulated by the Freedom of Information Act (Cap 496).


Eligible persons must be:

• Resident in Malta for a period of at least 5 years AND

• Either a citizen of - Malta, or
- Member State of the EU, or

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.