Service Type: Services provided by Missions

Administration of Oaths/Affidavits (for Maltese citizens only)

Administration of Oaths/Affidavits can be sworn in front of a commissioner for oaths including notaries, lawyers and legal procurators. Maltese residing abroad can take an oath or make an affidavit in front of a Maltese Consul at a Maltese Embassy or Consulate General. A list of Maltese Embassies and Consulates General can be accessed on the ConsularPlus webapp.

Assistance to Maltese citizens in distress whilst abroad

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.

Public Registry Certificates (Life Events)

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 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.

Maltese Passports

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.