E-ID Reader guide for e-ID and e-Residence cards issued by Identity Malta

Download the Installation Guide.

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

Download the driver for the popular Gemalto PC USB TR card reader.


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 ISO7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V) cards
Supports ISO7816 T=0, T=1 protocols


ISO/IEC 7816-1,2,3,4
Supports EMV 2000 Level 1 specification
Supports PC Smart Card industry standard – PC/SC 2.0
USB 2.0 CCID Compliant

Applying for Organisation's e-ID Account

  1. Make sure you have an active personal e-ID account.
  2. Purchase and install the required software as specified by the e-ID Reader Guide section on this page.
  3. Follow the video below for guidance on how to install the Government of Malta certificates and exporting your personal digital certificates.
  4. Kindly note that the Register Organisation service formerly on mygov.mt has been migrated to https://subscribedservices.gov.mt.