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.