Attest documents for use in Malta

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Malta

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Malta

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Maltese authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Malta, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedMaltese and Englishtranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Malta, including documents issued in:

Malta is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Maltese authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Malta.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Maltese embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain documents do not require Apostilles for submission to authorities in Malta when they are issued in another European Union Member State (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by an authority of the EU country where the public document is issued, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by Malta.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Malta include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a citizen of the issuing country), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in Malta.

If you have documents issued in Malta:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Malta for use abroad, including Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Malta, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Malta. Translations not done in Malta may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Maltese authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Malta, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Malta

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Malta Resources

Maltese news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Malta Visa and Immigration Resources
Malta - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Malta.
Travelling to Malta for work
Check if you need a visa or permit to work in Malta and how to get one if you do (UK Citizens).
Living in Malta
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Malta, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Malta travel advice
Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada for Malta.
Malta Embassies and Consulates
Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade
Malta Embassies and High Commissions abroad
Malta Doing Business
Malta - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Maltese economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Malta Visa and Immigration News
Malta Invites Nigerians, Others With Special Work Permit, Offers Employee Initiative
The government of Malta has asked skilled Nigerians and other countries to apply for its Special Employee Initiative to work in the country for up three years
A Guide to Maltas Digital Nomad Visa
If digital nomads want to live and work in Malta for up to 180 days, they can acquire a digital nomad visa. Those who wish to relocate there for a minimum of 365 days must be given a Nomad Residence Permit.
Malta offers an EU passport and low tax rates but it wont come cheap
Telegraph Money explains how wealthy Britons can explore this route to overseas citizenship
Immigrating to Malta from South Africa - CSB Group
For South African citizens to enter Malta for a short-term travel period, a tourist visa would need to be obtained. Should any South African citizens wish to reside in Malta long-term, one would need to apply for residency in Malta via the Malta Permanent Residence Programme or apply for Citizenship by Investment.
The Malta Nomad Residence Permit
The holder of a Nomad Residence Permit shall retain their current employment in another country whilst residing in Malta.
Abolishment of the Employment License Requirement
Prior to the 11th of March 2021, all third country nationals who had long-term residence status in Malta were still expected to obtain an employment license in order to work in Malta.
Wealthy Africans are shopping for foreign passports The Economist
If a Nigerian passport opens few doors, buy a Maltese one
Malta Trade and Business News
8 Reasons Why Malta Is A Favorite For Expat Retirees
The island of Malta doesn't get much attention and seems a long way away, but people may be surprised at how welcoming it is for retirees.
Maltas ongoing commitment to the life sciences sector
Malta continues to target investment towards developing its life sciences sector and attracting international business interests

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)