Services

Services

Consular Services  

The Embassy of Malta in the United Arab Emirates provides the following services:

  • Passports
  • Citizenships
  • Visas
  • Emergency Travel Documents
  • Legalization of Documents
  • Certification of True Copies of Documents
  • Witness to Signature
  • Affidavits
  • Oaths
  • Birth Registrations
  • Marriage Registrations
  • Divorce Registrations
  • Death Registrations
  • Other Consular Services, including Emergencies

 

Opening Hours

 

The Consulate is open from Sunday to Thursday from 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs. The Embassy’s opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 09:00hrs – 16:00hrs. During the Ramadan period, the Consulate is open from 09:00hrs – 14:00hrs.

 

It is advisable to always call for an appointment. Please call on +971 2 444 8646 or e-mail on [email protected] to book an appointment, prior to visiting the Embassy for the above services.

 

1.     Passports

 

New Maltese passports are biometric and issued by the Passport Office in Malta. Hence applicants must submit their application in person at the Embassy where their biometric data (photograph, fingerprints and signature) is captured electronically and subsequently transmitted to the Passport Office in Malta for processing. Please call on ​+971 2 444 8646   or email on [email protected] for an appointment to submit a passport application.


Age

Application

Notes

Photos

Adult (over 18)

Must attend in Person

Requires filled-in Passport Application Form and previous passport

Will be captured on site

Minor (ages 6-17)

 

Must attend in person and be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian

 

Requires filled-in Passport Application Form and previous passport (if applicable). Section 7 and 8 of Passport Application Form should be duly compiled.

2 photos signed by recommender and certifying “true likeness of [applicant’s name] are mandatory and must be presented with application. Biometric photo will be captured on site

Child (ages 0-6)

 

Application must be submitted by the parent/s or legal guardian of the child. The presence of the child is not required.

 

Requires filled-in Passport Application Form and previous passport (if applicable). Section 7 and 8 of Passport Application Form should be duly compiled

2 photos signed by recommender must be presented with application

 

Important Notes (Please read all the instructions on the passport application)


1.       Parents submitting the application at the Embassy must present their passport as well as the other parent’s passport together with the application of the child or minor. In cases of child by one of the parents, both parents/legal guardians are still required to sign the Passport Application Form.  Other documents may be required on a case-by-case basis (please speak to Consul prior to applying). 


2.       The photos presented together with the application need to be endorsed (at the back) by the same recommender of section 7 and 8 of the passport application form.


3.       If you are applying for a new passport due to a change in your surname through marriage please provide your marriage certificate and the birth certificate of your spouse together with your application. If you were married outside the UAE or Malta please provide legalised/apostilled copies of the required certificates. 


4.       First time passport applications:

i. If you have applied for citizenship through the Embassy of Malta, provide us with your certificate or letter of citizenship; 

ii. Present a valid form of identification (eg. passport, Maltese ID card, driving license, etc) when submitting your application form; 

iii. Complete section 8 of the passport application form and present a certified photograph; 

iv. If you have not applied for citizenship through the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi, present your birth certificate and that of your parents and their marriage together with your certificate of citizenship;*

v. If you are applying for a first time passport for your child, provide the child’s birth certificate, your certificate of marriage together with your birth certificate and that of your spouse.*



​Please note that an administration fee​ applies for each passport application submitted.​

  • Additional international and domestic courier fees are applicable.

Application Form: Passport Application Form



2. Citizenship

If you are interested in acquiring Maltese citizenship, kindly refer to Agenzija Komunita’ Malta’s website for eligibility and application guidelines. Citizenship can be acquired either by Birth, by Registration, by Naturalisation, by Dual/Multiple Citizenship and through Direct Investment. You may also find the updated citizenship fees at the end of the respective application form.​

 


3.   Visa Applications

 

Please see Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals page.



4.   Emergency Travel Documents


The Emergency Travel Document is a one-way travel document issued to Maltese/EU nationals. When this service is required, applicant must notify the Consul immediately on the Emergency Phone No. +971504683915 and an urgent appointment will be made at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi. Applicants are kindly requested to ensure that they bring with them the required documentation as listed in the Checklist below:

•  Filled-in Passport Form A, signed by a recommender

•  Two passport photos (not older than 6 months and signed by a recommender)

•  If the passport has been stolen or lost, a Police Report testifying to this matter is mandatory.

• If the applicant has a previous expired Maltese passport, it must be presented with the application as proof of identity.

*This service is resorted to in case of emergency only.



5.  Legalization of Documents / Signatures 

The Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi authenticates official stamps or seals issued by the Maltese Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, and by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. For this service, please call +971 2 444 8646 or email [email protected] prior to sending documents to the Embassy.



6. Certification of True Copies of Documents 

 

Documents are certified as true copies at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi by appointment. For this service, please call +971 2 444 8646 or email [email protected]  prior to sending documents to the Embassy. Kindly note that the original document must always be provided, together with a photocopy, for the required attestation.

 


7. Witness of Signature / Oaths / Affidavits 

 

These services can be provided by appointment at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi, or remotely via Skype and courier. Appointments can be made via email on [email protected] or via phone on 02 444 8648. The person/s whose signatures will be witnessed will need to sign the pertinent document/s in the presence of the Consul, either in person or virtually. In the case of a physical visit to the Embassy, the documents need to be signed in the presence of the Consul. In the case of a virtual meeting, the document needs to be signed during said virtual meeting, with the act of signing clearly visible on screen. The signatory must provide proof of ID which includes a signature on it e.g. passport or ID card.

 


8. Birth Registrations


Birth Registrations can be made by appointment at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi, or via courier. Customers are kindly requested to ensure that they provide the required documentation as listed in the Checklist below.

 

a)    Original birth certificate of the applicant issued by the pertinent authority and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country. The birth certificate then needs to be attested by the Embassy of the Republic of Malta in Abu Dhabi. The original birth certificate will be retained by the Public Registry of Malta.  (If the original birth certificate is in a language other than English, it first needs to be officially translated into English, and the official translation will need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE).

 

b)    Copies of the birth certificates of both parents of the applicant.  (If the original birth certificate is in a language other than English, it first needs to be officially translated into English, and the official translation will need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE).

 

c)    Copies of the passports of both parents


d)    Marriage certificate of the parents. (If the original marriage certificate is in a language other than English, it first needs to be officially translated into English, and the official translation will need to be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE).


e)    Birth Registration Form  duly filled in and signed.

 

 

9. Marriage Registrations

 

Marriage Registrations can be made by appointment at the Embassy in Abu Dhabi, or via courier. In the latter case, a declaration of spouses will need to be taken via a virtual meeting with the Consul. Applicants are kindly requested to ensure that they provide the required documentation as listed in the Checklist below.

 

a) The original legalized Act of Marriage authenticated by the competent authority of the issuing country or a true copy of the original Act of Marriage authenticated by the competent authority of the issuing country.

b) A Sworn Declaration of the couple attesting the surname the wife chosen after marriage and affirming that one of the parties is a Maltese citizen. This is taken in the form of an Affidavit, either physically at the Embassy, or remotely.

c) Passport copies of both spouses

d) If the marriage was celebrated in a country where polygamous marriages are allowed, the groom needs to provide a free status certificate dated prior to the marriage or a copy of his family register, which should indicate that he has only one spouse.

e) In cases where the surname selected after marriage by the couple is indicated on the Marriage Certificate no action need be taken.

 

10. Divorce Registrations

 

Divorce Registrations can be made by appointment only at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi. Applicants are kindly requested to provide the required documentation as listed in the Checklist below.

a)    Original Divorce Decree duly legalized by the issuing country. If the divorce decree is not in the English language, an officially legalized translation is required.

 

b)    A copy of current valid photo ID of the applicant, e.g. passport or ID card

 


11. Death Registrations

 

Death Registrations can be made by appointment at the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi, or via courier. Applicants are kindly requested to provide the required documentation as listed in the Checklist below.

a)    Citizenship confirmation: The Public Registry can accept either an informal letter of citizenship, or a certified true copy of the certificate of Maltese citizenship

 

b)    Death Certificate: Original death certificates need to be legalized by the local authorities. Death certificates are accepted in the English language or in the international format. An official translation is required if the birth certificate is not in the English language. The official translation needs to be legalized by the local authorities. Original certificates are retained by the Public Registry in Malta. Names and surnames on certificates must be in full and not abbreviated.

 

c)    Copy of an Identification Document (ID, Passport).

 

d)    Death Registration Form. This form is provided by the Embassy and needs to be filled in and signed. It should be filled in according to the original death certificate or to its relative translation. No other details are to be added if they are not shown on the certificate

 

 

12. Other Consular Services

 


Marriage 


a)    Maltese citizens planning to marry in the United Arab Emirates should contact the Emirati marriage registry where they intend to marry. To register your marriage in Malta, please see Section 9 above.

 

b)    Foreign nationals who wish to marry in Malta should contact the Malta marriage registry by email on [email protected] or by telephone on: +356 2220 9200 or by mail on Public Registry, Evans Building, Merchants Street, Valletta VLT 2000, Malta.

 

Public Registry Certificates 


www.certifikati.gov.mt provides all relative information about how to obtain Maltese registry certificates. Birth, Marr​iage, Death and Free Status certificates can be ordered online by clicking here


Please note that certificates are only sent outside Malta and Gozo by registered mail. For courier service to the UAE, you need to personally make alternative arrangements.


Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP) 

 

For information regarding the Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP) please click  here

 

For a list of Agents who are registered with the Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP), please click here

 

Applicants wishing to enquire regarding the Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP) may also contact the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi via email on [email protected] or via phone on 02 444 8648.


Maltese Citizens Registration


Maltese nationals residing in the United Arab Emirates may wish to register themselves with the Embassy of Malta in Abu Dhabi by filling Notification Form D and emailing it to the Embassy on [email protected]. Registration with the Embassy is on a voluntary basis and is free of charge.

Maltese citizens who wish to remove their personal data from the Embassy register are to write to the Embassy on [email protected].

 

13. Consular Emergencies


The Embassy is to be contacted on Emergency Phone number +971 50 468 3915 in cases of serious accidents, death, incarceration, loss of passport etc, where the presence of an Embassy official is deemed necessary.


Fees

For service fees please see the Service Fees​ page.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
 Address
Embassy of the Republic of Malta
Villa 31, Almaqtaa Area,
Bain Aljisreen, 10 Street,
Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 30501,
United Arab Emirates

 Telephone
00971 24448646

 Email