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 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.
APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT IN MALTA IF YOU ARE UNDER 18
If you are under 18 (or are applying for a passport on behalf of a minor), you will need to fill in Form A, paying particular attention to the dates of birth requested. Minors aged between 16 and 17 years will have a passport valid for 10 years, those between 10 and 15 will have one valid for five years, and those under 10 will be valid for two years.
APPLYING FOR A REFUGEE PASSPORT
If you are applying for a Refugee Passport, you will need to fill in Form A, and have it signed by a recommender (usually a professional person or a priest) who has known you for at least two years. If you already had a travel document, you have to surrender your previous passport when applying for the new one. If you hold a Maltese ID Card, this must be presented.
APPLYING FOR AN ALIEN’S PASSPORT
If you are applying for an Alien’s Passport, you will need the relevant Form H, which you can collect from Dar l-Emigrant, Emigrants Commission, Castille Place, Valletta. This form needs to be completed by the Director of Dar l-Emigrant (or in his/her absence, by any other person as authorised by the Director). Your recommender should then complete the relevant part of the application form as indicated.
APPLYING FOR A COLLECTIVE PASSPORT
The Passport Office issues Collective Passports for Maltese children travelling within Europe in a group of between five and 50 people.
NEED AN URGENT PASSPORT IN MALTA?
The Passport Office provides a 24-hour service to those requiring an urgent passport for special reasons. If this is the case, you are required to contact the Immigration Authorities at the Malta International Airport on 2122 2941. This service is provided upon an extra fee and can only be given if you give at least 4 hours notice prior to departure. If your passport is lost, stolen or destroyed, we will not be able to issue a replacement passport outside office hours.
EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS IN MALTA
If something has happened to your passport and you need an emergency document to leave the island. You will need to visit the Passport Office to apply in person, and your document will be available the next working day.
PASSPORTS IN MALTA: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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