Renewing a Passport in Malta – Over 18
Adult passports expire every 10 years. If your passport has expired, you will need to apply for a new passport before you can travel again. If you are over 18, you will need to start your application process by filling in Form A, paying particular attention to the dates of birth requested. It does not need to be signed by a recommender.
To complete your application, hand in the form at the Passport Office, along with your ID Card and current passport. A facial biometric image, signature and your fingerprints will be taken. The relevant fee will also have to be paid, by cheque, cash or card. Provided that your application is correct, your passport will then be ready after four working days.
Renewing a Passport in Malta – Under 18
Be sure to check that your child’s passport has not expired before you plan to travel.
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, and to Sections 7 and 8, which need to be completed and signed by a recommender.
Minors aged between 16 and 17 years will need to renew their passport every 10 years, while those between 10 and 15 will need a new one every five years, and those under 10 every two years.
To complete your application, hand in the form at the Passport Office, along with both parents’ Identity Cards, two recent identical and coloured photographs of the minor taken against a white background (one of which should be signed by the recommender), and the previous passport, if any.
If your child is over 14 years of age and holds a valid ID Card, you do not need to produce any signed photos. A facial biometric image will be taken at Passport Office. However applicants over 14 years must present their Identity Card when submitting the application. If your child is aged 12 years and over, he/she will also have his/her fingerprints taken upon application.
Provided that your application is correct, your passport will usually be ready after four working days. Both parents’ ID Cards will be required when applying for the new passport. One of the parents would need to come in person (with his/her ID Card) to collect the child’s passport. All applicants aged 12 years and over must call in person to collect their passport (minors must also be accompanied by at least one of their parents).
Changing Passport Details
To change the details on your passport, you will need to have a new passport issued. For details on this, please follow the ‘renewal’ details above.
Has Your Passport Been Lost or Stolen in Malta?
If your passport has been lost, stolen or destroyed in Malta, it is vital that you report the occurrence at the nearest Police Station. You will then need the relevant Police Report when applying for a new passport, and will also need to make a Solemn Declaration.
You will then need to apply for a new passport, following the instructions here.
Has Your Passport Been Lost or Stolen Overseas?
If your passport is lost, stolen or destroyed while you are away from the Maltese Islands, you will need to report it to the local Maltese embassy or consulate. The Embassy will assist you with a replacement travel document so that you can travel back to Malta. For more information, please click here.
CONTACT MALTESE REPRESENTATIVES ABROAD
For a list of Maltese Diplomatic representations overseas, please follow this link
. For a list of foreign diplomatic missions in Malta click here
The Malta Passport Office can translate the details on your Maltese passport into Arabic. You will be able to collect your translated passport after two working days.
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