Renunciation of Citizenship

The Maltese Citizenship Act (Cap 188) states that if any citizen of Malta (provided that he/she is of full age and mental capacity and is also a national of a foreign country), makes a declaration in the prescribed manner that he/she wishes to renounce his/her Maltese Citizenship, and the Minister registers that declaration, then that person shall cease to be a citizen of Malta.

The following documents must be produced in support of a declaration of renunciation:

    • The original certificate of acquisition of Maltese citizenship certificate (if such citizenship was acquired by registration or naturalisation);
    • Documentary evidence from the authorities of the country of which the said person is a citizen of, showing that the person making the declaration is such a citizen;
    • Affidavit/letter stating the reason why the person is renouncing his/her Maltese citizenship; and
    • A certified true copy of the passport’s data page of the person.

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Application Forms & Applicable Fees

The application may be submitted against a fee of €15.

Other Fees (if applicable):

Additional €10 (each) if affidavit is sworn at the Citizenship Unit in front of a person duly authorised to act as a Commissioner for Oaths.
Additional €10 (each) if declaration is affirmed at the Citizenship Unit in front of a person duly authorised to act as a Commissioner for Oaths.

Last Updated 13/07/2021