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 email@example.com, +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.
Urgent and Emergency Appointments
- 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.
Apply & Renew a Passport
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
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
- 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
- Application Forms
- 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.
- 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.
Payment for Offsite Services – (including Gozo visits) – Bank Draft Procedures
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.
U.S. Citizen Services in Gozo – Photocopies of Supplemental Documents
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.
- 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.
If you are having a document notarized you must submit a Bank Draft for 43 euro .
Return By Mail - to Malta and Gozo
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.