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Notarial services are available for all nationalities by appointment

Routine Services Availability

Routine services are currently available. If you have an emergency, please email us at ACSMalta@state.gov. Routine U.S. Citizen Services are conducted by appointment only using our electronic calendar. Please make one appointment per family.


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Can the U.S. Embassy apostille a public document?

No, unfortunately we cannot.  The U.S. Embassy does not certify or apostille U.S. issued documents or diplomas.  State issued documents can only be apostille/certified by the Secretary of State of the issuing state. We can provide you with a notarized copy of your original document only. 

What is an Apostille?

The United States and Malta are parties to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

The Convention abolishes the requirement of diplomatic and consular legalization for public documents originating in one Convention country and intended for use in another.  Therefore, for U.S. public documents to be valid in Malta, including birth or marriage certificates, divorce decrees, court documents, school transcripts or diplomas, one should obtain an apostille in the U.S. state where the document was issued.


How to obtain an Apostille

You can contact the Vital Statistics office in your U.S. state of birth/marriage/ etc. to request these documents be apostilled within the Secretary of State’s office.


What notarial services are provided in Malta?

Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment. You will pay $50, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on your day of appointment, for each notary seal required.

On the day of your appointment, you must:

  • Bring the complete, unsigned documents to be notarized. Even if there are pages that do not require signature or seals, you must present the entire packet.
  • Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport or driver’s license. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
  • Pay $50 per notary seal.
  • Be of sound mind and understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff is not permitted to explain contents to you.
  • If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular staff cannot witness your documents.
Examples of Notarial Services Performed At No Charge

DS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.

Scales, Seal, PenPower of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. This POA must contain specific data fields; see a sample. Note that copies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.

At the Direct Request of a U.S. Municipal, State or Federal Entity

At the Direct Request of a Foreign Government


Fees for services will vary depending on the Consular Section average exchange rate. Fees for services may be paid at the U.S. Embassy using cash (U.S. Dollars or Euros) or by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club – we do not accept cards which require a payment authorization through your mobile device, i.e. Revolut). Please note: no ATM is available on or near the premises.

Notary Service

$50 per signed page.