Maltese citizenship for the
MALTESE CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
- Persons born between September 21, 1964 and January 8, 1989: Child born within the
- Persons Born On or after January 8, 1989: Birth within the
- Persons born in the
MALTESE CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
- Child born on or before September 21, 1964: Child born abroad, whose father or paternal grandparents were born in
- Child born between September 21, 1964 and January 8, 1989: Child born abroad, whose father was a citizen of
- Child born on or after January 8, 1989: Child born abroad, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of
- Child born between September 21, 1964 and January 8, 1989: Child born abroad, whose mother was a citizen of
MALTESE CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE:
Foreign national who marries a citizen of
MALTESE CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:
Maltese citizenship is acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions: Person must be 18 years or older, have resided in
DUAL MALTESE CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.
- Child born abroad, who obtains the citizenship of the birth country, is allowed to maintain dual citizenship until age 19. Person then has from age 19 to 20 to renounce foreign citizenship or Maltese citizenship will be revoked.
- Certain native-born Maltese emigrants are permitted to possess dual citizenship. If questions arise, contact the Embassy.
LOSS OF MALTESE CITIZENSHIP:
- VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Maltese citizenship is permitted by law. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.
- INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of citizenship: Person voluntarily acquires a foreign citizenship.
Maltese citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Maltese citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Maltese immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Maltese citizenship.