“It is not enough to be born in Malta to acquire Citizenship” – PM

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that it is not enough to be born in Malta to acquire a Maltese citizenship.

Asked by Godfrey Farrugia whether children of illegal immigrants born in Malta, were granted Maltese citizenship, the Prime Minister said that people who were born in Malta after the 31st July 1989 acquire a Maltese citizenship under the provisions the Maltese Citizenship Act (Cap 188) automatically at birth in Malta only if one or both parent are Maltese citizen.