e-resident card continues to cause misery for EU citizens
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The ‘Up in Arms’ class action group said today that some schools are refusing to accept the old ‘A’ ID card as proof of residency.
“With most children returning to school in a few short weeks, many due to the e-resident card failure, may well be staying at home. The original ‘A’ ID card was extended till November due to the well publicised shambles of issuing the new e-cards,” the action group said
The statement from the ‘Up in Arms’ class action group said that “parents attempting to enrol their children in school who do not have the new e-residency card are being informed that procedures have changed and they must now take all documents including the e-residency card to the Department of Education in Valletta.
“The old ID card is not acceptable at the D.O.E and without the e-residency card parents will be liable for fees.”
The ‘Up in Arms’ action group added that it has “continued to question the legalities of the new e-residency card and urge all non-Maltese EU / EEA / Swiss citizens not to pay illegal fees to Government schools.”
It also said that it “encourage those experiencing this discrimination to file a petition with The European Parliament Committee on Petitions online in any of the official languages of the European Union at: https://www.secure.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/petition.html.”