Passport Application Information
PLEASE NOTE: An appointment is required to receive services.
Please do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases, packages, or any electronic devices such as mobile phones, Smart Phone, PDAs, or iPods, as they are not allowed inside the Embassy and there are no storage facilities on the Embassy grounds.
American Citizens', Notarial, and Other Services are conducted every Monday and Friday from 8:00AM - 11:00AM, and Wednesday from 1:00PM – 3:45PM except on American and Maltese Public Holidays. Applicants must schedule an appointment using the U.S. Citizens Services Appointments or the Notary and Other Services Appointments in advance with the exception of a Bona Fide Emergency walk-ins are not accepted.
With the exception of an interpreter, or physical assistant, or minor child (not applying) who accompany their applicant parent/guardian, only persons directly involved with the service being requested will be admitted. Applicants must inform the Consular Section of the accompanying individuals, name, ID or Passport number prior to the appointment.
Members of the public including American Citizens visiting the Consular Section must submit to a security screening and will be asked to surrender or return any of the following items to their vehicle:
electronic devices including, cameras, cell (mobile) phones, media player and recording devices,
any non-essential baggage regardless of size,
dangerous, sharp or pointed instruments,
any other objects deemed to be prohibited by security personnel
A receipt card will be provided in exchange for surrendered items surrendered and the applicant may be required to returned large items to their vehicle. Persons refusing to be screened or to abide by the determination of security personnel with regard to prohibited items will not be admitted.
Exceptions to the appointment requirements in cases of bonafide Emergency such as:
- family death or illness
- emergency medical treatment
- provision of support to a family member undergoing such treatment
- U.S. Court summons
Exceptions are made, on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the Chief Consular Officer. To request an Emergency appointment Contact the U.S. Embassy by phone at 2561-4000 or e-mail email@example.com.
All applications for passports by American citizens living in Malta, including renewals, must be submitted to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Malta. Applications from American citizens living abroad, mailed directly to the United States will not be processed. If You are applying for your first U.S. passport or,
- you are under age 16 or,
- your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16 or,
- your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged or,
or your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago or,
- your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change.
You or your parent or guardian should fill out a (DS-11)
If you are renewing a passport that
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application and, was issued when you were age 16 or older and,
- was issued within the last 15 years and,
- was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.
You should fill out a (DS-82)