Certification of Documents
ALL documents presented to us must be originals or certified as true copies of the original.
Who can certify copies of original documents:
- Lawyers, solicitors or advocates
- Notaries Public
- Commissioners for Oaths
- Bank officials (this is a recommended easy way to obtain a certification)
- Chartered accountants, auditors, certified accountants or
- the Maltese Embassy or High Commission in your country.
Each certified copy should include the following:
- The words “certified true copy of the original”
- The date the certification was made
- The signature of the certifying officer
- The name, address and occupation of the certifying officer legibly printed below the signature.
NOTE: Professionals certifying any signatures on these documents must also obtain an apostille under the Hague Convention. This is not necessary where signatures are certified by a prime bank.
For Maltese governmental authorities and banks, documents are accepted in English, Italian or French.
Documents in other languages must be translated into English by a certified translated and must be apostilled.
Obtaining a Hague Apostille: