Malta Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Malta for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Malta for international use

Apostille stamps in Malta can be obtained to authenticate official documents such as including birth, death and marriage certificates, Police Conduct Certificates (Certifikat tal-Kondotta), University diplomas and transcripts, Documents from the Maltese Business Registry, and other documents certified in Malta by a notary.

Maltese Apostille stamps are issued by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade. Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country in Valletta (Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Tunis, Embassy of Vietnam and Taipei Representative Office in Rome).

  • We offer expedited Apostille Services in Malta. Apostilles are normally processed in 1 - 2 business days
  • We work with all major embassies accredited to Malta to attest and legalize Maltese documents, including the embassies of Qatar, UAE, Vietnam and the Taipei Representative Office.
  • We can obtain official copies of Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates.
  • We can assist clients overseas with applications for Maltese Police Conduct Certificates.
  • We can obtain documents from the Malta Business Registry, including Certificates of Good Standing for Maltese companies.

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Maltese Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Malta birth, death and marriage certificates

    Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

    We obtain Apostilles for Maltese birth, death and marriage certificates. Original certificates are required.
    We can obtain new certificates in Malta for clients requiring apostille stamps or legalization for use abroad.
  • Maltese criminal record certificate

    Police Conduct Certificates

    Authenticate Maltese Police Conduct Certificates (Certifikat tal-Kondotta) with an Apostille Stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    Isarey can assist clients outside Malta who need to obtain a Police Conduct Certificate in Malta for authentication.
  • University Degrees

    Apostille Maltese university diplomas and course transcripts. We also legalize university degrees at the embassies of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and the Taipei Representative Office.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Malta.
  • Apostille Malta Certificates of Incorporation and Certificates of Good Standing

    Company Documents

    Apostille Certificates of Incorporation and Certificates of Good Standing for companies registered in Malta, as well as Articles of Association and other certified documents from the Maltese Business Registry. For assistance obtaining company documents in Malta, please contact us
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Maltese certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Malta to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Maltese documents for use in Europe and abroad, 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 issued 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.

Legalize Maltese Documents

Maltese documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Malta is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Maltese documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

See additional notes below

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Malta is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Malta, the document must be certified a second time in Malta by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain Maltese documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (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 a Maltese authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Maltese documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Maltese citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Maltese documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

Certified Translation

Where Maltese documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Malta Document Resources

External resources and news about Maltese documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

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Malta Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Order Birth, Free Status, Marriage, Civil Union, Cohabitation and Death certificates.
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Order existing Public Registry civil status certificates, including Birth, Free Status, Marriage, Civil Union, Cohabitation and Death certificates.
Criminal Record Certificates
Police Conduct Certificates
Police Conduct Certificates
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Order Maltese Police Conduct Certificates (Certifikat tal-Kondotta) online from the Criminal Records Office. Maltese citizens can obtain a Conduct Certificate by calling personally at the Criminal Records Office or through an authorized representative.
Government Admin
Foreign Diplomatic Missions accredited to Malta (PDF)
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Foreign Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions accredited to Malta

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)

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