Embassy of Malta
Avenida da Liberdade,
nº245-4D, 1250-143
+351 213 405 470
+351 213 405 479
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Consular Services
The Embassy of Malta in Lisbon provides the following services:
·   Passports
·   Citizenship
·   Authentication of Documents
·   Legalisation
·   Marriage in Malta
·   Visas
·   Public Registry Certificates
·   Residence Schemes
·   Administration of Oaths/Affidavits
·   Other services
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs and from 09:00hrs to 11:00hrs to deposit visa applications.
It is advisable to call for an appointment particularly if the Consul’s presence is deemed necessary. Please call on +351 213 405 470 or e-mail on [email protected] to book an appointment. Communication with the visa section is strictly only in writing.
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 Consulate 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 +351 213 405 470 or email on [email protected] to make an appointment to submit an application. Appointments are scheduled Monday to Friday during the opening hours of the Consulate.
To apply for a new passport, applicants must personally submit the following to the Malta Consulate:
Adult (over 18)
Must attend in Person
Must Present a valid form of photographic ID. Example: passport, ID card
Minor (ages 6-17)
Must attend in person and be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian
Section 7 and 8 of application FORM A should be duly compiled
2 photos signed by recommender should be presented with application
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.
Section 7 and 8 of application FORM A should be duly compiled
2 photos signed by recommender should be presented with application
Important Notes:
      1.       Parents attending the Embassy should present their passport as well as the other parent’s passport together with the application of the child or minor.
      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 Portugal 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 Lisbon, 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.*
* Certificates to be produced MUST BE ORIGINAL certificates from the Registry of the place where the birth/marriage occurred or was registered. These must be apostilled or legalized if they do not originate in Malta or Turkey. Information about Birth/marriage certificates issued by the Public Registry in Malta can be retrieved by the Consulate. Hence, please provide us with the accurate dates and names of ascendants (Form CEA27)

  • 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. Authentication of Documents / Signatures
The Malta Embassy may authenticate official stamps or seals issued by the Maltese Government. For such a request please call +351 213 405 470.
4. Legalisation
For information on legalization services at the Embassy, please call +351 213 405 470.
The apostille service is only provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you require an apostille please write to [email protected].
For further information and details about apostilles please click here
5. Marriage in Malta
Maltese citizens planning to marry in Portugal should contact the Portugese marriage registry where they intend to marry.
Foreign nationals who wish to marry in Malta should contact the Malta marriage registry by email on [email protected]. They may also contact the marriage registry by telephone on: +356 2220 9200 or by mail on Public Registry, Evans Building, Merchants Street, Valletta VLT 2000, Malta.
Certificates and information can be obtained at:
6. Visas
7. Public Registry Certificates
Birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates may be registered through the Embassy. Only original and apostilled/legalised certificates can be registered. Applications for registration of documents are processed by the Public Registry in Malta and hence the process can take up to a few weeks. The original certificates are kept by the Public Registry in Malta and will not be returned. provides all relative information about how to obtain Maltese registry certificates. Birth, Marriage, Death and Free Status certificates can be ordered online from the link below.
8. Residence Schemes
For information on residence schemes offered by the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs please click on the following link:​
For information residence schemes offered by the Department of Inland Revenue please click here
Applicants wishing to apply under a Residence Scheme may also contact the Embassy.
9. Other Services
The Maltese Consulate may also:
·         Administer oaths, witness signatures and certify true copies of original Maltese documents. 
Should you have a request that does not fall into any of the above categories, please contact us on +351 213 405 470 or by email on [email protected]


For service fees please see the Service Fees​ page.​