Adopting from Malta

The official flag.



Valletta, 's historical capital city.

The Blue Lagoon and Cominotto island.

Notice: As of July 14, 2014, all individuals and agencies facilitating international adoptions must be in compliance with the Intercountry Universal Accreditation Act.

The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed and qualified professional. While the content of this website is frequently updated, information changes rapidly and therefore, some information may be out of date, and/or contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors.

About Malta

Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. To learn more please read About Malta.

Hague Convention Information

Malta is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore all adoptions between Malta and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention and U.S. law implementing the Convention. To learn more please read about Malta and the Hague Convention.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Malta

Embassy of the United States Ta’Qali National Park Street Attard, ATD-4000 Malta Tel: (356) 2561 4000 Fax: (356) 21 243229 E-mail: Internet: U.S. Embassy Malta

NOTE: The U.S. Embassy in Malta does not process Immigrant Visas applications. All Immigrant Visas for Malta are processed by the U.S. Consulate General in Naples, Italy:

U.S. Consulate General in Naples

Consulate General of the United States Piazza della Republica 80122 Napoli Italy Tel: (+39) 081.5838.111 Fax: (+39) 081.7611.869 Internet: U.S. Consulate General Naples

Malta's Adoption Authority

Bugeia Institute Department for Social Welfare Standards Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity 469 St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera, SVR 1012 Malta Tel: (356)22788000 Fax: (356) 22788 360 Internet: Malta's Adoption Authority Contact Person: Dr. Sandra Hili Vassallo

Embassy of Malta

2017 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Tel: (202) 387-5470 E-mail: Internet: Embassy of Malta

Office of Children's Issues

U.S. Department of State CA/OCS/CI SA-17, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20522-1709 Tel: 1-888-407-4747 E-mail: Internet: U.S. Department of State

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

For questions about immigration procedures: National Customer Service Center (NCSC) Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833) Internet: USCIS

For questions about filing a Form I-800A or I-800 petition: National Benefits Center Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-816-251-2770 (local) Email:


Intercountry Adoption, Bureau of Consular Affairs. U.S. Department of State Country Information