Further information on Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals may be obtained from the ConsularPlus webapp.
If Maltese nationals need emergency assistance while abroad, they should either contact the nearest Maltese Embassy or Consulate; or the Ministry on 00356 21 242 191 which provides emergency consular assistance 24/7. The Ministry operates an after-office hours service through a Duty Officer who takes note of requests and if possible, assist immediately. When immediate assistance is not possible, requests will be referred for action to the Consular Service Office.
The Public Registry is responsible for the issuance of birth, marriage, civil union, free status and death certificates. The certificates can be ordered in person from the Public Registry Office in Marsa or online on www.certifikati.gov.mt and have them delivered to an address of one’s choice. When ordered online, a certificate can also be ordered with an Apostille/Legalization certificate. More information regarding the services offered by the Public Registry website.
The Passport Office which falls under the remit of Identity Malta issues a Maltese passport to Maltese citizens and assists Maltese Embassies and Maltese High Commissions abroad to issue or renew Maltese passports for Maltese citizens residing abroad. The validity of an ordinary Maltese passport is ten years for adults over 16 years, five years for minors between 10 and 15 and two years for minors under 10 years of age. More details about the Maltese passport can be obtained on the Passports Office website.
Community Malta Agency is responsible for administering Maltese citizenship applications. The Agency processes applications for the acquisition of Maltese citizenship by birth, by registration, by naturalisation through long term residence, by merit for exceptional services and for exceptional services by direct investment in Malta. More details about the acquisition of Maltese citizenship can be obtained from the Community Malta Agency website.