Marriage Registration

Couples are requested to contact the Public Registry on (+356) 2590 4240 or pubreg.marriage@gov.mt  at least three (3) months prior to their marriage. The email must contain a telephone number where the couple may be contacted. 

The Marriage Registrar should be notified of the following:

  1. The church where the marriage will be held;
  2. The date of marriage;
  3. The name and surname of the priest who will celebrate the marriage ceremony;
  4. The surname/s of the spouses after marriage and the family name being adopted.

The couple should also provide:

  1. Birth certificates (if the applicants’ birth is not registered with the Malta Public Registry) apostilled or legalised as necessary (unless from the European Union);
  2. Identification documents and copies thereof;
  3. A photocopy of the identification documents of the witnesses; 
  4. Other documents as required.

Ten (10) days before their marriage, the couple must collect two (2) copies of the Act of Marriage and the Certificate of Banns, which should be submitted to the parish priest of the locality where the wedding ceremony will be held. 

After the celebration of the nuptial mass, the couple, together with the witnesses and the wedding officiant who administers consent, must sign the Marriage Act. This certificate must be returned to the Public Registry Unit by the parish priest for registration.

Maltese nationals planning on getting married to a foreigner or a person who has lived abroad for a period of time will be requested to present additional documentation in support of their application.

Those couples who are getting married in Gozo should apply for their marriage banns at the Marriage Registry in Victoria, Gozo.

Marriages can take place on board passenger ships registered in Malta and in such cases it is advisable to contact the Marriage Registry Section for guidance. 

The Marriage Registry Section also provides services for civil marriages. Those couples opting for a civil marriage must also contact the Marriage Registry Section at least three (3) months prior to the date of their marriage for the publication of banns.   

Couples are requested to contact the Public Registry on (+356) 2590 4240 or pubreg.marriage@gov.mt  at least three (3) months before their marriage. The email must contain a telephone number where the couple may be contacted. 

A civil marriage may take place in the Marriage Registry Marriage Room or at any other public place that has been approved beforehand by the Marriage Registrar.

The Marriage Registrar should be notified of the following:

  1. The place where the marriage is to be held;
  2. The date of the marriage;
  3. The surname/s of the spouses after marriage and the family name being adopted.

The couple should provide:

  1. Birth certificates (in case of applicants whose birth is not registered at the Malta Public Registry) apostilled or legalised as necessary (unless these are coming from the European Union);
  2. Identification documents  and copies thereof;
  3. A photocopy of the identification documents of the witnesses;
  4. Other documents as required.

The forms required are:

  • Request for the publication of banns for matrimony for the purposes of Article 7(4) of the Marriage Act;
  •  Declaration under Article 7(5) of the Marriage Act.

Those couples who are getting married in Gozo should apply for their marriage banns at the Marriage Registry in Victoria, Gozo.

Marriages can take place on board passenger ships registered in Malta. In such cases it is advisable to make contact with the Marriage Registry Section for guidance. 

Three (3) months prior to the civil union date, the partners should make a request for the publication of banns at the Marriage Registry Section. Partners are requested to contact the Public Registry on (+356) 2590 4240 or pubreg.marriage@gov.mt at least three (3) months before their civil union. The email must contain a telephone number where the couple may be contacted. 

A civil union may take place in the Marriage Registry Marriage Room, or at any other public place that has been approved beforehand by the Marriage Registrar.

The Marriage Registrar should be notified of the following:

  1. The place where the civil union will be held;
  2. The date of civil union;
  3. The surname that the partners after the civil union and the family name they will be adopting.

The partners should provide:

  1. Birth certificates (in case of applicants whose birth is not registered at the Malta Public Registry) apostilled or legalised as necessary (unless these are coming from the European Union);
  2. Identification documents  and copies thereof;
  3. A photocopy of the identification documents of the witnesses;
  4. Other documents as required.

Five (5) days prior to the date, partners are to contact the Marriage Registry Section to confirm the civil union.

Those partners who are entering into a civil union in Gozo should apply for their civil union banns at the Marriage Registry in Victoria, Gozo.

The forms required are;

  • Application for the purposes of Sec. 4.2 (a) of the Civil Unions Act, 2014
  • Declaration for the purposes of Sec. 4.2 (a) of the Civil Unions Act, 2014