The registration of foreign Acts of Marriage of Maltese citizens may be notified at the Public Registry offices at Onda Building, Aldo Moro Road, Marsa, and at the Gozo Public Registry, George Borg Olivier Street, Victoria, Gozo or through one of the Maltese overseas missions.
The Public Registry is required to register and recognise foreign public documents, including but not limited to, the following cases:
- European Union public documents do not need to be apostilled or fully legalised by virtue of EU Regulation 2016/1191 applicable from 16th February 2019.
- Non-EU public documents need to be either apostilled or fully legalised.
- In the case of originals or certified true copies of public documents note that documents submitted from EU and non-EU countries may be either original or certified true copies. In the case of certified true copies, these must be issued from the same competent authority or Court that has issued the original document.
- Originals and certified true copies of public documents from non-EU countries are also accepted if these are accompanied by a forensic consultation certificate.
Other documentation, depending upon the civil status of the deceased may be required.
A payment of €2.60 is levied for every Marriage registered at the Malta Public Registry offices in Marsa or the Gozo Public Registry, Victoria.
All documents are retained and indefinitely preserved in the Archives of the Public Registry.
In all cases, it is important to view the following LINK for guidance before submitting any foreign public documents for registration.