Consulate of Malta-New York

Consular Services

The Maltese Consulate in New York provides services with regard to the issuance of Passports, Citizenship, Authentication of documents, Legalisations, Visas and others.



Opening Hours


The Consulate’s opening hours are as follows:


Monday to Friday from 0900hrs – 1200hrs and 1400hrs – 1600hrs.


Applicants requiring the services of the Consul need to call the Consulate for an appointment.


1. Passport Services


 Maltese citizens residing in New York, Connecticut or New Jersey may apply for a passport  through the Maltese Consulate. Applicant must personally submit to the Maltese Consulate  a duly completed passport application form, the expired passport, and all the necessary relative documentation.  Applicants may apply for Maltese certificates online on  Passport application forms may be downloaded from below

Passport Application Form 


The newly issued passport, together with the cancelled passport will be returned to applicant. Valid visas that are still affixed to  the old passport are not cancelled. 

Passport sized photos, which must be identical and in colour, should not be more than 6 months old. One of the said photos should be signed by the recommender, if applicant is applying for a passport for the first time or if applicant is under 18 years of age.  Photographs must be in line with ICAO standards. 





Total Fee US$

Issuance of a passport to persons who are sixteen (16) years of age and over, valid for ten (10) years

100.00 (inc US$12.50 administrative fee)

Issuance of a passport for minors who are ten (10) years of age but have not attained their sixteenth (16) birthday, valid for five (5) years

60.00 (inc US$12.50  administrative fee)

Issuance of a passport to minors who have not attained their tenth birthday (10), valid for two (2) years

30.00 (inc US$12.50 administrative fee)

Issuance of an Emergency Passport or any travel document not otherwise provided for in lieu of a passport

25.00 (inc US$12.50 administrative fee)



Passports for Children


Both parents need to give their written consent  by signing the application form in the presence of the Maltese Consul or of one of the Maltese Hon. Consuls. Parents must produce an acceptable form of official identification. 



Payment of fees may be made in cash, or by cheque, payable to the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations-New York.



2. Citizenship


Applications for citizenship will be furnished by this Consulate. Guidance will also be given with respect to requirements and fees payable.  Upon receipt, the completed applications, accompanied by the relevant certificates, will be forwarded by the Consulate to the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs for processing.


3. Authentication of Documents / Signature

Authentication implies certifying a stamp, seal or signature as genuine.  The Maltese Consulate in New York may authenticate official stamps or seals issued by a Maltese Government Authority.  Such documents may either be sent by post or delivered by hand.  The Maltese Consulate may also authenticate a signature. In this case the individual, who must produce a valid identification card, must sign in front of the Consul. The fee for this service is US$25.



4. Legalisation


The Maltese Consulate may legalise documents. The fee for this service is US$30 per document.


5. Visas

Applications, will be submitted, duly completed and accompanied by the required documentation, to the Consulate, in person. Following initial relevant enquiries carried out by the Consulate, applications and relative documentation, are referred to the competent authorities in Malta for processing.



6. Other Services

The Maltese Consulate in New York may also administer oaths and certify true copies of original Maltese documents.  


These services have a fee of €18.00


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