Card reader device to interact with electronic identity cards and electronic residence cards

Download link for Windows user guide in PDF format Download the Installation Guide for Windows, or view our online instructions for a simplified version.

Download link for MAC (or Apple) user guide in PDF format Download the Installation Guide for macOS.

Download the software required to interact with the e-ID card for Windows.

Download the software required to interact with the e-ID card for macOS.

After a successful installation, use these how-to’s for digital signatures in Adobe Reader DC or signing a document in Microsoft Word if using an identity card to digitally sign documents.

Disclaimer

Identity Malta will not be held responsible for any problems resulting from the installation of drivers, software, the reader itself or other conflicts, on the user’s computer. Identity Malta cannot provide in any manner, direct onsite or offsite support, on related hardware and software provided by the user. Users are hereby being advised to personally hire a professional, for the installation of the software and/or hardware. Identity Malta will not be held responsible for compatibility issues with other software or hardware on the user’s computer.

Specifications for Card Reader

Smart Card Interface

Supports ISO14443-4 protocol
Supports ISO7816 T=1 protocols

Standards/Certifications

ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4
Supports PC Smart Card industry standard – PC/SC 2.01

Supported operating systems are Windows 10 & 8.1, and macOS 10.14

Applying for Organisation's e-ID Account

  1. Make sure you have an active personal e-ID account.
  2. Install the required software as specified by the e-ID Reader Guide section on this page.
  3. Kindly note that the Register Organisation service formerly on mygov.mt has been migrated to https://subscribedservices.gov.mt.