Citizenship by Birth in Malta

Who is eligible for citizenship by birth in Malta?

Any individual born in Malta is automatically a citizen of Malta on the date of their birth if, at the time of birth, at least one of the individual’s parents is a citizen of Malta.

A person born outside of Malta may be a citizen of Malta at the date of their birth if one of the parents is a citizen of Malta. If such a person can prove that they are a descendant in the direct line of an ascendant born in Malta, they may be entitled to apply for citizenship in Malta.

There are specific requirements to acquire citizenship by birth. The date of birth of such an individual should be taken into consideration.

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