This page is for information purposes only and should not be used as legal advice.  U.S. immigration law is extremely detailed and each case should be considered on an individual basis to ensure the best possibility of success.

 
Application for a U.S. Passport

All U.S. citizens are eligible for a U.S. passport.  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Floriana accepts applications for passport issuance for those applying for a passport for the first time, and for those renewing an expired, lost, stolen or damaged passport.  In order to apply for a passport, the applicant needs to submit evidence of U.S. citizenship such as a previously-issued U.S. passport, a certified U.S. birth certificate, a Certificate of Consular Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate or a Certificate of Citizenship.  Passports are produced in the United States so it is recommended to apply for a passport well in advance of your travel as it takes at least 10 working days from the approval of an application for a new passport to be available for pick-up.

    Since July 2008, the U.S. Department of State has been issuing a new travel document known as a Passport Card.  The Passport Card cannot be used for international air travel.  It can only be used to enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.  The purpose behind the new Passport Card is to facilitate commuting for those who live in border communities.