Libyans top list of non-EU nationals in Malta

A total of 3,622 Libyan nationals are registered as residents, closely followed by Serbians and no North Korean nationals on the island as of 2017

There are 3622 Libyan nationals registered as residents in Malta, the highest number from a non-European Union country, by a large margin.

This is followed by Serbian nationals, with 2757 residents, and Philippine nationals, with 2407 residents, according to data supplied by Identity Malta.

The information emerged through a reply by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to a parliamentary question posed by Democratic Party MP Godfrey Farrugia yesterday.

At the other end of the spectrum, Angola, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Burundi, Cape Verde, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Kosovo, Lesotho, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Swaziland, Tonga, Turkmenistan, and the United Arab Emirates have only one national registered as resident in Malta.

The Prime Minister also said that there were five North Korean nationals who were living in Malta in 2016.

These left the island this year, after their residence permit was not renewed.