Embassy of Malta
2017 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

+1 (771) 213-4050

 Emergency no.
+1 (202) 716-3617





The Embassy of Malta in the United States 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

Consular related queries should be addressed to [email protected].

A.     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 ​(202) 462-3611 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 both parents or legal guardian/s​


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:

a)      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.

b)     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.

c)      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 Germany or Malta please provide legalised/apostilled copies of the required certificates.

d)     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 Washington, 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 the United States.

  • Additional international and domestic courier fees are applicable.

Application Form: Passport Application Form

B.     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.​

C.     Authentication of Documents / Signatures

The Malta Embassy may authenticate official stamps or seals issued by the Maltese Government. For such a request please call (202) 462-3611.


D.     Legalisation

For information on legalization services at the Embassy, please call (202) 462-3611.

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

E.     Marriage in Malta


Maltese citizens planning to marry in the United States should contact the United States 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: (202) 462-3611 or by mail on Public Registry, Evans Building, Merchants Street, Valletta VLT 2000, Malta.

Certificates and information can be obtained at:


F.     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.


G.     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



H.     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 (202) 462-3611 or by email on [email protected]


For service fees please see the Service Fees​ page.