Passport Services

Updated: 28 March 2018

Passport Application Fee Increase
Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.

The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.

More information is available in the U.S. Department of State website.

For questions, please contact us at acsmalta@state.gov, +356 2561 4194.

 

Routine Services Availability

An appointment is required to receive services. 

U.S. Citizen Services are conducted by appointment only using our electronic calendar.  Appointments for American Citizens, Notary, and Other (non-visa) Services are currently offered on Wednesday between: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, except on American and Maltese Public Holidays; or during administrative closures of the Consular Section.

Notice to Visa Applicants –

We cannot accommodate visa appointments during passport appointment times.  Kindly use the visa appointment slots to reserve your visa appointment time.

  • 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, please contact us by phone at 2561-4000 or e-mail ACSMalta@state.gov.

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.

You may renew your U.S. passport if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport was issued.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport is not damaged, lost or stolen.
  • You can submit that passport with your renewal application.
  • You use the same name as on your most recent U.S. passport, or
  • if you have changed your name you can submit legal documentation to show this change.

If you cannot meet any of these conditions, you must apply for a new passport in person.

To renew your U.S. Passport follow these instructions:

  • Print and fill out a copy of the DS-82 form available online at www.travel.state.gov ensure the for is complete dated and signed.
  • Obtain a current U.S. sized passport photo for bio-metric passports (color, 2×2 inches, white background, face forward)
  • Schedule an appointment to submit your application in person.
  • The application fee for renewing an adult passport is $110.00 or € 99.00 payment may be made at the U.S. Embassy  using cash or international debit or credit card.  For payments made in Gozo please see offsite payment requirements below.
  • If you would like us to return your passport by mail provide a self-addressed return envelope with a 0.51 Euros stamp Malta Post.

Issuance Multiple Passports – Current regulations reflect the long-standing State Department policy that no person should be in possession of more than one valid, or potentially valid, U.S. passport at any one time unless specifically authorized by the Secretary of State.

The issuance of a second, concurrently valid passport should be considered an exception to regulations and is approved on a case-by-case basis.  The second valid passport will be limited in validity for two years and cannot be extended.

The requirements for applying for a second valid passport are identical to the requirements for renewing a passport, with one exception.  You also must submit with your application a signed, written statement giving the reason why the second passport is required and attesting that the loss of either of the two passports will be reported immediately to Passport Services, or if abroad, to the nearest U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or Consular Agency.

If you wish to apply for a second valid passport, please follow the standard instructions for renewing a passport and submit your signed, written statement with your other application materials.  If you fail to include this statement, your application will be returned to you.  If you are renewing a second valid passport that you already possess, you should include that passport with your application so that we may cancel it.

Form: Form DS-11

Submission Method:

Passport applications for children under age 16, who have or have not had a passport in the past, must be submitted in person at a passport agency or authorized passport application acceptance facility. The child must be present. Both parents or guardians should appear with the child. If both parents/guardians cannot be present, see parental consent for additional document requirements.

Please note that you must provide your child’s Social Security Number in accordance with the FAST Act.

What you need to apply for a minor’s passport

  1. Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (a U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate or U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA))
    Evidence of Parental Relationship (a birth certificate, or CRBA)
    A valid goverment issued photo identification document
    Proof of parental consent
    Passport Photo
  2. Application Forms
  3. The application fee for a minor passport is $115.00 or € 104.00 payment may be made in cash or international debit or credit card.
  4. Schedule an appointment to submit your application in person.  Minors must be accompanied by all persons possessing legal custody (parent(s), guardian(s), court appointed custodian(s)). If any person custodian cannot be present a notarized DS-3053 (PDF 52kb) is rquired.

Consular staff will take applications at: The Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo between the hours of 10.00 am – 12.00 pm on dates informed to the public by calling 2561- 4194.  Please listen to the recorded message for future dates.

U.S. State Department regulations prohibit accepting cash or credit card payment for services rendered outside of the U.S. Embassy.  For this reason, the U.S. Embassy will only accept payment by a Local Bills Payable Bank Draft drawn on the Bank of Valletta in euros for services rendered outside of the U.S. Embassy.  This includes services rendered when the U.S. Consul visits the Ministry for Gozo.

Bank drafts must be payable to United States Disbursing Office.  We cannot accept a draft made to any other payee.

  • One draft must be submitted per requested service for the exact amount of the service.
  • We cannot accept a single Bank Draft for multiple services, nor can we accept a draft for any amount other than the exact service fee, nor can we accept a Worldwide – Foreign Draft in any currency.
  • The consular service fee excludes any bank charges for the draft.

If you are submitting an application in Gozo, please bring a black and white photocopy of any document you need to include in your application; such as your previous passport, your primary citizenship document, your marriage or your birth certificates.

Fees for services will vary depending on the Consular Section average exchange rate which is currently €0.90 = $1.00 as of 20 August 2018.  Fees for services may be paid at the Embassy using cash (dollars or euros), or credit card.  For fees paid outside the U.S. Embassy such as during our Gozo visits please see “Payment for Offsite Services” below.

Passport

  • If your most recent passport is less than 15 years old and you were over the age of 16 when it was issued you must submit a DS-82 passport renewal form and a Bank Draft for 99 euro.
  • If your most recent passport is more than 15 years old, or you were younger than 16 when it was issued, or you cannot submit your most recent passport with your application and;
    • You are currently younger than 16 you must submit a DS-11 passport application form and a Bank Draft for 104 euro.
    • You are currently older than 16 you must submit a DS-11 passport application form and a Bank Draft for 131 euro.

Consular Report of Birth Abroad

If you are registering the birth of a U.S. Citizen Abroad you must submit your application forms and a Bank Draft for 85 euro.

Notary Service

If you are having a document notarized you must submit a Bank Draft for 43 euro .

If you wish to have your new passport or report of birth returned by mail, you must submit a self-addressed envelope of appropriate size bearing a 51 cent stamp.  If you do not wish to have your passport or report of birth mailed to you must collect it at the U.S. Embassy within 30 days of being notified of its arrival at the U.S. Embassy.

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a  parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

o Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).

o Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.

o The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.

o It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.

o Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.

o Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.

o To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.

o The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.

o No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.

o Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.

o During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.

o Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.

o Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.

Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.