This office is responsible for the registration and issue of copies of Acts of Birth, Marriage and Death. It also deals with all annotations to these Acts.  Statistical data is also regularly supplied to Government departments.

Marriage Registry 

Religious Marriages

Between three (3) months and six (6) weeks before marriage date, the couple should make a request for the publication of marriage banns at the Public Registry. Couples are requested to call for an appointment on telephone number +356 22156381.

The couple should provide:

  1. Birth certificates (In case of applicants whose birth is not registered at the Malta Public Registry).
  2. Identity cards and copies thereof
  3. A photocopy of the identity cards of the witnesses.

The Marriage Registrar should be given the following information:

  1. The church or place 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 which the bride will be using after marriage (her maiden surname, her husband’s or, in the case of widows, possibly that of her predeceased spouse).

Ten days prior to the marriage date the couple are to collect three documents prepared by the Marriage Registry and submit them to the Parish Priest of the place where the wedding ceremony will be held. After the Nuptial Mass, together with the witnesses and the priest who administered the Marriage Sacrament, the couple should sign their Marriage Certificate; the bride should sign using her maiden surname, or if she is widowed, her late husband’s surname.

Maltese nationals who plan to marry foreigners or persons who have lived abroad for a period of time, should request more information from the Marriage Registrar.

Civil Marriages

Those couples who opt for a Civil Marriage have to satisfy the same obligations and formalities requested for a religious marriage.

A Civil Marriage may take place at the Marriage Registry Office, or at any other public place that is accepted by the Marriage Registrar.

Other Services offered by the Marriage Registry:

  • As regards women who have completed procedures for Legal Separation, the Marriage Registry annotates the change to their maiden surname.
  • Legitimation of children born out of wedlock, when the parents marry each other.
  • Office hours:
    Winter (1st October – 15th June) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 – 14.00 Summer (16th June – 30th September) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 – 12.00

N:B Any full certificate (i.e. Births, Deaths or Marriages) registered at the Public Registry of Malta prior to 1st January 1995 cannot be obtained from the Public Registry of Gozo. Such copy of a full act certificate can be ordered either online from or by visiting the Public Registry of Malta during opening hours.

Registration and Notification Services of Births and Deaths in Gozo

Office hours:

  • Summer (16th June – 30th September) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 – 12.00 and Saturday from 7.30 – 11.00
  • Winter (1st October – 15th June) Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 – 13.00 and Saturday from 7.30 – 11.00