GETTING A MALTESE PASSPORT
Getting a passport is usually quite a straightforward process, and we can offer all the advice and contacts you need to get this done as quickly and easily as possible.
If you are a Maltese citizen and are going to apply for a Maltese Passport online, then you will need to visit the Passport Office during opening hours to pick up the relevant forms or documents. Alternatively, you can download all the necessary paperwork online, or can pick them up from police stations, local council offices and major travel agencies.
Since 2008, the Passport Office has issued biometric passports in Malta, according to international standards and directives. These documents contain facial imagery, signature and fingerprint biometrics held in a secure manner – in a chip embedded in the passport. If you are applying for a new passport or updating an old one, you will now be issued with a biometric version.
APPLYING FOR A FIRST-TIME PASSPORT IN MALTA IF YOU ARE OVER 18
If you are over 18, you will need to start your application process by accurately filling in Form A, paying particular attention to the dates of birth requested. You will then need to have the relevant section of the form filled in and signed by a recommender (usually a professional person or a priest) who has known you for at least two years. The recommender’s endorsement is only required in the case of first time applicants.
To complete your application, hand in the form at the Passport Office, where a facial biometric image, signature and fingerprints will be taken. The relevant fee will also have to be paid, by cheque, cash or card.
Providing you filled your application correctly, your passport will then be ready after four working days. It is important to have your ID card with you when applying for, and collecting, your new passport.