Attesting Maltese Documents (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions about Maltese Apostille services

Can Maltese documents be legalized by Apostille?

Yes - Malta is a member of the Apostille Convention.

Maltese documents can be legalized for use abroad with an Apostille Stamp when destined for other signatory countries without additional certification by the destination country.

When Maltese documents are required for non-apostille countries, such as AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar they need additional authentication by the embassy of the destination country.

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Submission within the European Union
Certain Maltese documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Maltese authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Maltese documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Maltese citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Maltese documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

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What types of documents can be legalized in Malta for use abroad?

Documents that can be legalized in Malta by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade include Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates, Police Conduct Certificates, Certificates of Good Standing and other company documents issued by the Maltese Business Registry, documents issued by the Malta Financial Services Authority, certificates from the University of Malta, and other documents certified by Public Notaries, Lawyers and Certified Public Accountants and Auditors.

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How can I obtain an apostille for a Maltese birth, death or marriage certificate?

Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp from the Consular Services Office of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade. An original certificate is required, issued by the Maltese Public Registry.

Submission within the European Union
Maltese certificates of civil status (marriage, death and birth certificates) do not require an Apostille stamp when required for submission in another Member State of the European Union. For further information, see:
Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I obtain my Maltese Criminal Record Certificate to use abroad?

Maltese Police Conduct Certificates (Certifikat tal-Kondotta) can be ordered online from the Criminal Records Office of the Malta Police Force.
Criminal Record Certificates from the Malta Police Force are available online Order Maltese Police Conduct CertificatesExternal link (opens in new tab)

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Where can I see reviews of Isarey's Maltese Attestation and Apostille Services?

You can see reviews from past clients who have used our attestation and apostille services:

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How can I obtain a copy of a Maltese birth, marriage or death certificate?

Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates can be obtained online from the Public RegistryExternal link (opens in new tab)

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How can I legalize a Maltese degree certificate for submission to Vietnam?

Diplomas issued by the University of Malta and other institutions must be legalized by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade in Malta and then attested by the Vietnamese embassy in Rome.

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I need to submit a Maltese Certificate of no impediment to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Maltese certificates of marital status to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union.

A multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Maltese authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Maltese Criminal Record Certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Maltese Criminal Record Certificates to another Member State of the European Union when the certificate is issued to a Maltese national and when the criminal record is clean (no convictions). In other cases, the recipient Member State may require an Apostille.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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I need to submit a Maltese Birth, Death or Marriage certificate to authorities abroad. Do I need an Apostille?

Apostilles are not required when submitting Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates to the authorities of another Member State of the European Union. A multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by a Maltese authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority understand the certificate when in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.

EU Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (EU GDPR)External link (opens in new tab)

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How can I apostille a translation of a Maltese document?

Translated documents can be authenticated with an Apostille only when these have been translated by a translator whose signature is registered with the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade.

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How can I get a quote to certify my documents?

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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