mygov.mt brings together under one secure and easy-to-use Internet portal all the e-Government services. The portal offers quick, comfortable and personalised access to public electronic services. The portal will be continuously updated and enhanced. Future versions will include additional services from commercial partners as well as with dynamic or real-time information to make this your first port of call on the Internet.
The security mechanism underpinning the mygov.mt, also known as e-ID, is based on two levels of trust. The first – based on a username, password and secure personal identification number (PIN) – gives access to electronic services which require a limited level of security. The second is based on a non-qualified Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Digital Certificate, which offers a higher degree of security through a unique electronic key.
A unique e-ID is issued to an individual together with the registration of that individual's identity with Government. This is performed once with an independent, trustworthy Registration Authority (RA) that:
makes sure that one's unique identity is protected and only used by its legitimate owner;
issues a username, password and PIN to persons whose identity has been verified;
authorises the issue of a PKI Digital Certificate when this is requested by the Citizen.
A Citizen whose identity has been verified by the RA, and to whom an identity credential (username/password/PIN or a PKI Digital Certificate) has been issued, is then allowed to apply to use an e-Government service.
Some services require acceptance of the application by the Service Provider. The Service Provider is the Government Department which offers the service. Some services are not open to everybody (e.g. they are only available to Medical practitioners, or only to persons with special needs, etc…) and eligibility to subscribe to such services needs to be confirmed by the Service Provider. In these cases, we will send you a reply within two business days. In those cases where a service is available to all, this is activated automatically and made available almost immediately.