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.
Passport application forms are available here.
U.S. passport applicants are encouraged to bring a self-addressed, 51 cents stamped envelope if they would like to have their new passport mailed to them once it is received. Those who prefer to pick up their new passport in person will need to return to the Embassy during interview hours, which vary due to COVID-19. In the case of minors, a guardian can’t pick up a passport without the minor’s presence.
* U.S. Citizens overseas who have a U.S. passport that has expired after January 1, 2020 may use their expired passport to return to the U.S. until December 31, 2021. For more information on conditions, please visit our alert page or the Department of State site here.
Urgent and Emergency Appointments
- family death or illness
- emergency medical treatment or 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 (on weekends or US/Maltese holidays) or e-mail ACSMalta@state.gov.
Only persons directly involved with a service who have scheduled an appointment will be admitted to the embassy, with the exception of an interpreter, physical assistant, or minor child who is accompanying their applicant parent/guardian.
Apply & Renew a Passport
You may renew (form DS-82) 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 have the passport in your possession to submit with your renewal application.
- You are using 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 (form DS-11). If you lost your passport or it was stolen: you must also submit a police report and form DS-64 with your passport application.
To apply for or renew your U.S. Passport follow these instructions:
- Print and fill out a copy of the passport application form (see above). Form filling assistants can be found here.
- Obtain one current U.S. sized passport photo (color, 2×2 inches, white background, face forward, see instructions)
- Schedule an appointment to submit your application in person (we do not accept applications by mail)
- Pay the application fee at the embassy.
Issuance of 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.
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, i.e. the child must be present. 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 is required.
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
- Original evidence of U.S. Citizenship (a U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate or U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA))
- Original evidence of Parental Relationship (a birth certificate, or CRBA)
- A valid government issued photo identification document
- Proof of parental consent
- Passport Photo* 2×2 inches see: instructions
- Form DS-11
The application fee for a minor passport is $115.00 or € 104.00. Schedule an appointment to submit your application in person.
*Tips for taking photos of infants and newborns:
- Lay the child on its back on a white blanket or sheet to ensure its head is supported without the aid of a hand.
- Alternatively, cover a car seat with a plain white sheet and take a picture of your child in the car seat.
- Please make sure no other person is in the photo.
- A photo with the child looking at the camera is preferred, although not required.
Fees for services will vary depending on the Consular Section average exchange rate. Fees for services may be paid at the 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.
- 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; fee 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; fee 104 euro.
- You are currently older than 16 you must submit a DS-11 passport application form; fee 131 euro.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
45 Euro per signed page.
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 with 51 cents postage. Otherwise, you must collect all documents at the U.S. Embassy within 90 days of being notified of its arrival.
Third Party Attendance at Passport Appointment Interviews
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.