The Colourful Gozo Carnival 2018

Gozo Carnival 2018

 

Gozo Carnival 2018 starts on Thursday 8 February and lasts till Tuesday 13 February.

It is an annual event which lasts five days.

But did you know that in Malta and Gozo Carnival has been celebrated for almost 500 years?

Carnival meaning

But what is the meaning of Carnival? 

Well, the word Carnival comes from an Italian phrase, carne vale, which means ‘meat is allowed’. 

This is because Carnival is a five day long activities celebrated exactly before the 40-day long Lent time where in the Middle Ages, Roman Catholic religion did not permit meat consumption during Lent time.

Short History of Malta and Gozo Carnival

Carnival in Malta and Gozo was introduced in the year 1535 by Grandmaster Del Ponte.

That is exactly five years after the Knights of St. John came to Malta.  First it was the Knights who used to take part in Carnival activities and later during the years, the local people started to take part as well.

Gradually but constantly, Malta and Gozo Carnival grew in popularity and complexity too.

This year is 483 years after the first Carnival was held in the Maltese islands.

But for some time, Carnival was not allowed in Malta and Gozo.

In fact in 1639, Grandmaster Lascaris ordered that no woman could put on masks or costumes representing the devil.

The population of the islands absolutely did not like Lascaris’ decision because Carnival had already became part of the local cultural activities on the islands.

Throughout the centuries, Carnival was always celebrated in February, just before Lent time. However, in Malta and Gozo, Carnival was celebrated in the month of May between 1972 and 1987. 

From 1988 till to the present time, Carnival in Gozo and Malta is celebrated in its proper time – the month of February.

Gozo Carnival 2018

Nowadays, on Gozo, two types of Carnival are held each year – the organised and spontaneous Carnival.

Organised Carnival

Gozo Carnival Nadur

Organised Carnival is held in capital Victoria and around several towns and villages of Gozo.

Preparations for the organised Carnival start very early, for some activities even a year before.

Different, small and large, colourful costumes as well as big Carnival floats are prepared by very dedicated Gozitans who made Carnival part and parcel of their lifestyle.

Various groups meet together and do weekly rehearsals.  For instance, dance groups start rehearsing in the summer season, that is about six months before Carnival time.

 

Spontaneous Carnival

Courtesy: Nadur Local Council.
Courtesy: Nadur Local Council.

Spontaneous Carnival is perhaps a more traditional Carnival more popular in the villages rather than in capital Victoria.

Nadur is certainly the place to be to enjoy the spontaneous Gozo Carnival 2018.

Similar to organised Carnival, it lasts five days or better five consecutive nights between Friday and Tuesday.

During these nights, people on individual or family or friends basis dress any sort of Carnival costumes and parade in the main streets and square of Nadur village.

No doubt, during the spontaneous Carnival, what you’ll see will surely exceed your expectations!

 

 

In Malta and Gozo, Carnival is a feast shared by all generations, young and old.

Carnival is so deeply rooted in Maltese history that became one of the annual principal events of the cultural calendar.

No wonder so many visitors return to experience the Malta and Gozo Carnival each year in February!

Viva Viva l-Karnival / Long live Carnival time! 

 

January, Gozo, Marilyn Monroe: what’s in common?

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Lovely strawberries just picked in the morning in Mgarr Malta.

When Christmas and New Year’s Day festivities are over, all the lovely colours of lights and decor which light up our homes, shops and streets will slowly fade away and we get back to normal life. But not all colours do… In Malta and Gozo, January is the beginning of the red strawberry season which reaches its peak in Spring with various and endless healthy, social and philanthropic initiatives around the islands.

Just after New Year’s Day, during one of my countryside walks from home in our town of Ghajnsielem on the island of Gozo, I could not but notice the strawberry plants growing bigger and bigger and the first bright red strawberries coming out from beneath the dark green leaves and the rich fertile soil.

Local farmers actually start preparing their fields for strawberry planting in the hot summer days of August and September. A whole network of plastic tunnels with an in-built water drip system just beneath the rich soil is the first setup for strawberry growing on Gozo and Malta. Then, the farmer will start putting one small strawberry plant next to each drip and when the whole plastic tunnel is completed with the plants, it is covered again to maintain a constant temperature.

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Small strawberry plants still growing on Gozo.
Strawberry fields in Gozo
Strawberry fields in Ghajnsielem, Gozo.
Strawberry fields in Mgarr Malta on October 2, 2017. Courtesy: Festa Frawli facebook Page.
Strawberry fields in Mgarr Malta on October 2, 2017. Courtesy: Festa Frawli facebook page.

What’s the secret of such a success strawberry story on the Maltese islands? Definitely the Maltese climate, the various types of fertile soils on the islands as well as the passionate work of our farmers are the primary reasons for a high quality, nutritive fruit such as the local Maltese strawberries. As one local farmer said, “We make sure each strawberry plant uses all its natural potential entirely to produce its own fruit!” To make this happen, it is therefore very important to provide the most natural environment of excellence – natural warmth, right amount of watering and local expertise.

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Maltese climate with 300 hours of sunshine per year provides the perfect strawberry environment.
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Strawberry plants are also grown in small pots in Maltese houses.

Frawli, Maltese word for strawberries are very popular in Malta and Gozo. From January till May, it is the seasonal fruit and certainly is enjoyed by everyone, except for those people who have fragariaphobia, fear of strawberries.

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The dilemma to choose which cupcake to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!

Children take strawberries for their school break. Schools promote healthy eating with loads and loads of strawberries and fieldwork visits where strawberries grow are organised as an integral part of the curriculum. Teenagers, adolescents, the elderly and tourists – just almost everyone loves the local strawberries!

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Strawberries play an important role in Malta’s healthy lifestyle promotion.

Strawberries have many health benefits. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidant properties and help to reduce inflammation, promote weight loss, boost immunity, treat arthritis and gout, strongly support our eye health and even prevent cancer. Very interesting to know that strawberries are also known as brain food because together with banana, boost brain function especially at a time when we start getting older and older.

Health benefits of strawberries Gozo Malta

The strawberry season peak time is certainly around Easter time, that is mid March / April. A huge festival known as Festa Frawli (Strawberries Feast) is held in a small village named Mgarr on Malta thanks to the amazing commitment and dedication of the Mgarr Local Council and the local farmers’ cooperative. It’s actually a grand food festival! But there is one common denominator in all the types of food on sale and on show at the day-long feast. All food contains little or much of the strawberry fruit itself.

So, for instance, you can start your day with a strawberry coffee or a strawberry milkshake followed by a strawberry yoghurt and then you walk little more and get tempted by a mouth-watering seafood pasta or a white creamy risotto with local pecorino cheese with a dash of strawberry sauce. Must try are definitely the strawberry sourbet, ice cream, cookies and the strawberry and chocolate muffins and wait… don’t leave without tasting the strawberry liqeour just to mention a few!

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One of my favourite strawberry cup cakes!
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Perfect blend of sweet ingredients with the local juicy strawberries.
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Delicious chocolate and strawberry muffins.
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Gorgeous strawberries and its liqueur in Mgarr Malta.

But you may ask, what does Marilyn Monroe has to do with strawberries? Well, the colour, the taste and pleasure of eating a bright red juicy strawberry knows no borders and has no limits on creativity. Even Marilyn couldn’t but not recognise it. In fact once she said: Dating a new man is like holding a strawberry milkshake; first the taste, then the pleasure.

Marilyn Monroe's quote on strawberries

So, January, Gozo and Marilyn Monroe actually do have something in common. Here on Gozo, strawberries in winter and spring become a sort of staple food being so fresh, delicious and healthy. In shops and in the streets when the daily fruit and vegetables hawker stops by, you’ll hear someone asking Ghad baqaghlek xi ftit frawli jekk joghgbok? that is Do you still have some strawberries left please?

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Picking some fresh strawberries from the market on Gozo – January 8th, 2018.

Strawberries have become an essential element in the Maltese healthy lifestyle and culture… and it’s our pleasure promoting the local fresh produce when welcoming guests at our boutique self-catering accommodation on Gozo with some freshly picked bright red local strawberries.

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Very Special welcome to our guests at HolidaysOnGozo.com

Merhba! Welcome home! Wish you berry lovely holidays on Gozo!

 

Christmas in Gozo 2017

Christmas Village Gozo

Christmas village in Gozo

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

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Christmas street decorations. For a very special, spiritual evening, join the congregation at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for candlelit carol singing. Other Baroque parish churches across the Islands are just as awe-inspiring during advent. Their interiors are decked out in papal crimson and altars are adorned with flowers. All churches have a calendar of events, ranging from the procession of Mary and Joseph, to streets with groups of children carol singing.

Christmas Crib Gozo Malta

Cribs are positively everywhere, from private houses to small chapels. Visiting cribs is a popular activity at Christmastime and many locals spend time going round touring the various ‘presepju’ displays. Some are very artistic and elaborate, with figures moving around mechanically and a degree of detail that comes from hours of meticulous work by dedicated craftsmen.

Christmas time in Gozo

A Christmas highlight, which is popular for children and adults alike, is the annual pantomime held at the Manoel Theatre and at other venues. It’s a happy mix of good slapstick humour for children and satire for adults.

Chrismtas - Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem

Restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs all have their own entertainment, making for an abundant choice of what to do and see.

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Christmas in Gozo

On the island of Gozo, special carol singing, Baby Jesus processions by children, concerts and Christmas decor are spread all across the small villages and towns.  In the village-by-the-sea of Ghajnsielem, next to Mgarr fishing hamlet and main harbour of the island, one finds the largest animated Christmas village on the Maltese islands.  It is locally known as Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem.  Definitely a must visit place while on Gozo!  This year’s edition opens on the 10 December 2017 and closes on the 7th January 2017 with the arrival of the Three Kings on horseback.

Gozo honey rings

Please click to see the entire programme of Christmas in Gozo 2017.

Christmas in Gozo

Getting Married on Gozo, Malta

Weddings in Malta and Gozo at holidaysongozo.com

Weddings in Malta and Gozo at holidaysongozo.com

Thinking of tying the knot on Malta and Gozo? Well, the Maltese Islands are actually one of the most popular wedding venues across the whole Mediterranean Sea.

At HolidaysOnGozo.com we would be delighted to help your dream come true. Our help goes far beyond your wedding accommodation. We will help you in any planning aspect of your most important day!

For this reason, kindly find below all the information required whether you plan to have a civil or religious or why not… maybe a beach wedding on the island of Gozo. You can plan ahead… and invite your family and friends to a fabulous wedding holiday on Gozo, Malta.

For any further info, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

We would be delighted to help you!

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Civil Weddings

The Marriage Registry – Malta

The Marriage Registry regulates all marriages celebrated in Malta and Gozo, whether religious or civil. However, if the marriage ceremony is to take place in Gozo, please contact the Gozo Public Registry.

The Law

Marriages in Malta are subject to the provisions of the Marriage Act of 1975 (Cap. 255 of the Laws of Malta) as amended by Acts: XXXIV of 1981, III of 1983, I and XXIV of 1995, IX of 2000, XXXI of 2002, IX of 2004, I of 2005 and III of 2008.

Capacity to Marry

A marriage, whether celebrated in Malta or abroad, shall be valid for all purposes of law in Malta if:

  • The formalities required for the validity of the marriage in the law of the country where the marriage is celebrated are observed;
  • Each of the persons to be married is, by law of his or her respective domicile, capable of contracting marriage.

 

Persons under the age of eighteen (18)

The minimum age permitted by law for a person to get married in Malta is sixteen (16) years of age. In cases where the bride or groom or both are 16 but not yet 18, the parents of the spouses are required to give their consent to the marriage to the Marriage Registry. The parents are asked to provide their Identity Cards/Passport as a means of identification.

 

Marriages of convenience

Maltese law makes provisions aimed at curbing abuse in regard to marriages of convenience. Article 38 of the Marriage Act provides the following:-

(1) Any person who contracts a marriage with the sole purpose of obtaining:-
(a) Maltese citizenship; or
(b) freedom of movement in Malta; or
(c) a work or residence permit in Malta; or
(d) the right to enter Malta; or
(e) the right to obtain medical care in Malta,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

(2) Any right or benefit obtained by a person convicted of an offence under subarticle (1) on the basis of the marriage referred to in that subarticle (1) may be rescinded or annulled by the public authority from which it was obtained.

(3) Any person who contracts a marriage with another person knowing that the sole purpose of such other person in contacting the marriage is one or more of the purposes referred to in subarticle (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable for the same punishment laid down in subarticle (1).

 

Publication of Banns (Tnidijiet)

The Marriage Act stipulates that a Request for the Publication of Banns (Form Rz1), together with all the required documents, must reach the Marriage Registry not more than three (3) months before marriage and not less than six (6) weeks before marriage. Local citizens and residents in Malta, can either use this site or alternatively they are kindly requested to phone on 356 25904247 for an appointment with the Marriage Registry Officials.

Before the Request is made, please ensure that you have a confirmed date and venue for your Wedding Day. If, for any reason, the date or the venue has to be changed, please advise the Marriage Registry immediately or at least three weeks before the marriage as the banns would have to be republished.

 


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RELIGIOUS WEDDINGS: CATHOLIC CEREMONY

Procedure and Documents Required

For a Religious Marriage to have a legal/civil effect, the couple has to notify both the Marriage Registry and the Archdiocese of Malta that the ceremony will be taking place in one of the Catholic Churches in Malta.

To apply at the Marriage Registry through this e-form service, one of the spouses must apply for the Publication of Banns by submitting the forms RZ1 and RZ2 and submit the documents requested from the list according to their status in Malta. It is advised to apply three months before the date of marriage.

The Marriage Officer has to be notified:

  • where the marriage is going to take place in Malta,
  • whether there has been any previous marriage,
  • whether there are any children from their relationship; and
  • whether any of the spouses have lived abroad for a period of time.

Also kindly ensure that you also provide the Registry with the name and surname of Officiating Priest, the exact name and locality of church and the Bride’s choice surname after marriage.

To ascertain what documents should be submitted, please refer to the list of documents required.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S PREPARATION OF BANNS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DIOCESAN CURIA.

 

Ten (10) days BEFORE marriage

Ten (10) days prior to the marriage date, the bride or the groom is to collect from the Marriage Registry, the two Acts of Marriage and the Certificate of Banns prepared by the Marriage Registry. These have to be submitted immediately to the Parish Priest of the locality where the marriage ceremony will be taking place. The bride or groom collecting the documents must show her/his ID Card or a valid means of identification. In the event that neither of the couple can collect the documents, a third party presenting his/her ID Card and a letter of authorisation from the couple, may retrieve the documents on their behalf.

For those couples applying from abroad, even though they may submit their applications online, they are still required to personally visit the Marriage Registry in Valletta to confirm details and finalise matters a few days (minimum 2 working days) before their wedding day. One must also produce a valid identification document when calling at the Registry. An appointment may be fixed weeks in advance.

 

OTHER RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS

Procedure and documents required

For a Religious Marriage to have a legal/civil effect, the couple have to notify both the Marriage Registry and the other religious entity that the ceremony will be taking place in one of the approved Churches in Malta.

To apply at the Marriage Registry online, one must apply for the Publication of Banns by submitting the forms RZ1 and RZ2 together with the documents requested from the list according to the spouses’ status in Malta. It is advised to apply three months before the date of marriage.

The Marriage Officer has to be notified:

  • where the marriage is going to take place in Malta,
  • whether there has been any previous marriage,
  • whether there are any children from their relationship and;
  • whether any of the spouses has lived abroad for a period of time.

Also kindly ensure that you also provide us with the name and surname of Officiating Priest/Pastor/Imam etc, the exact name and locality of Church/Mosque/Hall etc and the Bride’s choice of surname after marriage.

To ascertain what documents should be submitted, please refer to the list of documents required.

The Marriage Officer would have to be present on the selected date to witness the marriage and collect the signatures of the Bride, Groom and the two witnesses on the Act of Marriage. The marriage officer would then submit the Marriage Act for registration at the Public Registry to have the legal/civil effect.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE CHURCH’S/MOSQUE’S PREPARATIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORITIES ACCORDINGLY.

For those couples applying from abroad, even if they are applying online, they are required to personally visit the Marriage Registry in Valletta to confirm details and finalise matters a few days (minimum 2 working days) before their wedding day. One must also produce a valid identification document when calling at the Registry. An appointment may be fixed weeks in advance.

 

Registrar’s Transport

A Chauffeur driven taxi has to be provided for the Marriage Officer from point A to the wedding venue and after the ceremony the officer is to be driven back to point A. This is not included in the Marriage Registry Fee. The logistics have to be agreed upon between the Marriage Officer and the couple about three days before the event.

 


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CIVIL MARRIAGES

The Marriage Registry also provides services for Civil Marriages.

A Civil Marriage can take place either at the Marriage Registry, Valletta, or at any other place open to the public and which the Marriage Registrar deems appropriate. Venues which have been accepted as appropriate are:

  • Wedding Halls
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Public Gardens
  • Castles
  • Palaces
  • Local Councils (usually conducted by the mayor himself/herself)
  • Other approved designated areas

Venues are considered on a case by case basis.

It must be pointed out that Civil Marriages will not be conducted at poolside areas or public beaches especially whilst bathers are present. If you require clarification in this regard refer your query to the Registrar on [email protected]

The ceremony will be conducted either in Maltese or in English.

To apply at the Marriage Registry online, one must apply for the Publication of Banns by submitting the form RZ1, RZ2 and submit the documents requested from the list according to your status in Malta. It is advised to prepare for your application three months before the date of marriage.

The Marriage Officer has to be notified:

  • where the marriage is going to take place in Malta,
  • whether there has been any previous marriage,
  • whether there are any children from their relationship and,
  • whether any of the spouses has lived abroad for a period of time.

Please also refer to the list of documents required.

The Marriage Officer would be present on the selected date to officiate the ceremony and witness the signatures of the Bride, Groom and the two witnesses on the Act of Marriage. The marriage officer would then endorse the act and submit the Marriage Act for registration at the Public Registry for it to have the legal/civil effect.

Couples applying from abroad, even if they are applying online, are required to personally visit the Marriage Registry in Valletta to confirm details and finalise matters a few days (minimum 2 working days) before their wedding day. One must also produce a valid identification document when calling at the Registry. An appointment may be fixed weeks in advance.

 

Registrar’s Transport

The couple are to provide a Chauffeur driven taxi for the Marriage Officer, from point A to venue of the marriage ceremony and back to point A. This is not included in the Marriage Registry Fee. The logistics are to be agreed upon with by the Marriage Officer and the couple about three days before the event.

 

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER REGARDING THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AND OTHER NOTES

 

  • All Documents, unless otherwise stated, should be original form and shall to be retained by the Marriage Registry.
  • Documents are to reach the Marriage Registry not earlier than three months before the marriage and not less than six weeks before the marriage.
  • Documents that have to be valid for three months (unless otherwise stated as six months), covering the marriage date include the Rz1, the Rz2, the Free Status Certificate and the Affidavit by a Third Person.
  • Separated citizens cannot re-marry unless and until they obtain a Divorce or an Annulment.
  • An Apostille is the stamp usually used to facilitate the circulation of public documents issued by a state party to the Hague Convention of the 5th October 1961 and to be produced in another state and documents from countries outside the EU should bear an Apostille/Ministry of Foreign Affairs Stamp by the same country issuing the Certificate.
  • Non Multilingual Documents or Documents which are not in English or Maltese should be translated by a legal translator and duly Apostilled or Stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the translation is being made.
  • Third Party Declarations, as the title implies, should be done by somebody other than the bride herself or the groom himself.
  • Witnesses have to be provided by the couple.

 

 


NOTES

Form Rz1

This form is the request for the publication of banns. In this form the bride and groom give all details requested by the Marriage Registry regarding the forthcoming Marriage. This form is to be signed by the couple.

Form Rz2

Two forms of the RZ2 are to be submitted. One should be signed by the bride and another by the groom after making their declaration on oath or solemnly affirming that there are no legal impediments to the marriage. The oath has to be taken and signed by them in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths.

 

Identification

If a passport is being submitted, the photocopy of the photo page would suffice. If the ID Card is presented, this has to be photocopied front and back. The original document should be presented on request during the ceremony.

 

Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate

An Original Non-abridged Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate is required.

Free Status Certificate

(a) If a Maltese Citizen who also concurrently holds another citizenship (dual citizenship) was born abroad and lived in that country past the marriage age of 16 years or more, such person is required to provide the Free Status Certificate/Certificate of No Impediment from that country.
(b) When a Maltese Citizen who concurrently holds another citizenship (dual citizenship) is a resident or is domiciled abroad:-

  • either during the period when he/she was of an eligible marriage age;
  • or during the period when he/she is widowed;
  • or during the period when he/she is divorced; and
  • or during the period when he/she annulled,

s/he has to obtain the Free Status Certificate of that country.

 

Deed Poll/Change of Name/Surname

If one’s name or surname is different to that shown on his Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate, one has to produce the Deed Poll/Certificate displaying the change.

 

Obtaining a Marriage Certificate

One can procure the Marriage Certificate from the Civil Status, Public Registry, five working days after the marriage ceremony has taken place. Certificates are also sold online.

 

BEACH WEDDINGS

Basic Requirements are to be adhered in respect of:-

  • Boundaries: These have to be over six (6) feet high. This is necessary to prevent from indecent attire and splashing of water during the ceremony. The boundary can either be proper fencing or plants or others.
  • Platform: The ceremony must be conducted on a hard ground platform for example decking or a cemented platform. This has to accommodate the table and chairs for the Registrar, the Bride, the Groom and the witnesses. Ceremonies on sandy areas are not permitted.
  • Access to Platform: It is of utmost importance that access to this platform should be from material such as decking, laminated or concrete pathways.
  • Shelter: A type of canopy should be provided when necessary.

It is important that the couple ensure that all requirements stated above are adhered to.

 

 


MARRIAGE REGISTRY FEES

Marriages

Religious (Catholic)
If both spouses are resident in Malta €25.65
If one or both spouses are resident abroad €51.30
Civil and other religions
If both spouses are resident in Malta and the ceremony is held at the Marriage Registry €25.65
If both spouses are resident in Malta and the ceremony is held at a place other than the Marriage Registry €51.30
If one of the spouses is resident abroad and the ceremony is held at the Marriage Registry €51.25
If both spouses are resident abroad and the ceremony is held at the Marriage Registry €76.95
If one of the spouses is resident abroad and the ceremony is held at a place other than the Marriage Registry €76.95
If both spouses are resident abroad and the ceremony is held at a place other than the Marriage Registry €102.60

 

Payment can be effected into Account: Identity Malta Agency

Bank Name: Bank of Valletta

Swift Code: VALLMTMT

Account No: 40019801030

IBAN: MT15VALL22013000000040019801030

KINDLY SEND A COPY OF SAID PAYMENT WITH THE APPLICATION INDICATING SURNAMES AND DATE OF MARRIAGE

TO CONTACT US

The Maltese Marriage Registry is led by the Marriage Registrar and a team of experienced staff who will make every effort to ensure that your wedding day would be a memorable one.

 

Our address:-

The Marriage Registry
1st Floor, Evans Building
Merchants Street
Valletta VLT 2000
Malta

 

Our Telephone Numbers:-

Please contact our offices on:

356-25904241
356-25904242
356-25904243
356-25904244
356-25904245
356-25904246
356-25904247

Our generic e-mail:-

[email protected]

 

Opening hours:-

Monday 08:00hrs – 14:00hrs
Tuesday 08:00hrs – 14:00hrs
Wednesday 08:00hrs – 14:00hrs and 15:00hrs – 18:00hrs.
Thursday Closed for the Public
Friday 08:00hrs – 14:00hrs
Saturday 08:00hrs – 11:00hrs

 


OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Gozo Marriage Registry Office

Marriage Registry
By the Bastion Road
Victoria
Gozo

E-mail:[email protected]

Tel. No:- 356-22156381

 

For information regarding the Catholic Church’s preparation of Banns, please contact

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
DIOCESAN CURIA
5, TRIQ L-ILJUN
FLORIANA

E-mail:[email protected]

Tel. No:– 00356-21241281

 

ALL PERSONAL DATA REQUIRED IS PROTECTED AND WILL BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2001.

Source: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/civil-weddings

 
  The information provided in this section is derived from third party religious or civil entities and may be subject to changes outside of the webmasters’ control from time to time. Visitors are encouraged to check local marriage laws, regulations and limitations directly with the Maltese Marriage Registry for Civil weddings, with the Maltese & Gozitan Diocese (Roman Catholic weddings) and/or their respective religious denomination or belief-system representation in Malta.