Services

Consular Services offered at the Consulate of Malta-New York

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

 

The Consulate’s opening hours are as Monday to Friday from 0900hrs – 1200hrs and 1400hrs – 1600hrs.

 

Applicants requiring the services of the Consul listed below 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 in New York. Applicant must personally submit to the Maltese Consulate a duly completed (i) passport application form, (ii) the expired passport, and (iii) all the necessary relative documentation. Applicants may apply for Maltese certificates online on www.certifikati.gov.mt. Passport application forms, with accompanying instructions, may be downloaded from 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 will not be cancelled. All applicants need to submit the completed application in person at the Consulate where biometric data (photo I.D., finger prints, and digital signature) will be taken.

 

Passports for Children

 

For applicants under the age of 18 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.

 

Applicants under the age of six are all exempt from the fingerprint and signature capture and need not apply in person. The photos need to be on a white background, subject not smiling, and with a frontal pose

 

Applicants above the age of six and onwards need to have their image taken live, where as applicants by the age of twelve and onwards need to submit also their fingerprints along with the live image capture.

 

 

Fees:

 

Service

Fee (US$)

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

109.00 (inc US$14 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

61.00 (inc US$14 administrative fee)

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

33.00 (inc US$14 administrative fee)

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

25.00 (inc US$14 administrative fee)

 

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 which case the individual must produce a valid identification card and must sign in front of the Consul.

 

The fee for this service is US$22.

 

 

4. Legalisation

 

The Maltese Consulate may legalise documents.

 

The fee for this service is US$22 per document.

 

 

5. Visas

 

Applications, will be submitted, duly completed and accompanied by the required documentation, to the Consulate, in person. As from 15 May 2014 applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. Following initial relevant enquiries carried out by the Consulate, applications and relative documentation, are referred to the competent authorities in Malta for processing.

 

Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for:

 

·       children under the age of twelve;

·       persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;

·       Heads of State and members of the national Governments, with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose;

·       Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.

 

 


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