Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses must be present who are over 18 years old.
There are no residency requirements to get married in Malta.
Between three months and six weeks before you wish to marry you must request the
publication of marriage banns at the Public Registry (form RZ1). You will need
to provide: Birth certificates showing parents’ names, identity cards and
copies, a copy of the identity cards of the witnesses.
You must also provide a Declaration on Oath (form RZ2) signed in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths with their personal seal attached to the form.
You must also provide the following information for the Marriage Registrar: The church or place where the marriage will be held, the marriage date, the name of the priest who will celebrate the marriage ceremony and the surname which the bride will be using after marriage.
Ten days before the ceremony the couple must collect the documents prepared by the Marriage Registry and give them to the Marriage Officer/Parish Priest where they are to be married.
Forms RZ1 & 2
Passports and photocopies.
Full birth certificates.
A Free Status Certificate from the local Registrar or Declaration that you are free to marry.
Affidavit signed in the presence of a solicitor that you have not remarried after the death of your former spouse, or your previous divorce.
If you have been divorced then your first marriage certificate and the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
Evans Building, Merchants Street,
Valletta VLT2000, Malta
Tel:+356 2220 9200
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Wednesday: 7:15am - 2pm and 3pm - 6pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 11am