Act XVII of 2020, amending the Second Schedule to the Civil Code (hereinafter referred to as the Second Schedule) has been published on 11th August 2020. This notice is being brought to the attention of all subject persons and administrators of legal organisations.

By virtue of these amendments, the functions of the Registrar of Companies have been widened. He shall now also exercise the functions of Registrar of Legal Persons as specified in the Second Schedule and in any subsidiary legislation made to the Second Schedule, apart from the functions of the Registrar of Companies.

The foundations and associations Unit is made up of:

  • Mr Joseph Farrugia: The Registrar and MBR’s CEO
  • Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas: Chief Legal Officer
  • Dr Maria Schembri: Senior Professional Officer
  • Ms Claudia Stafrace Dalli: Junior Analyst

All forms of foundations and associations can be accessible on

New applications/ documents of foundations and associations are to be delivered to MBR, AM Business Centre, Triq il-Labour, Zejtun and order of certificates of good standing are to be made on

Annual fees and registration fees shall now be paid to the bank account of Malta Business Registry. One may affect payment by means of a cheque addressed to MBR or by means of a bank transfer to any of the following bank accounts:

Bank of Valletta plc
229, Fleur-De-Lys Road, Birkirkara BKR9069, Malta
Account Number: 40025310447
IBAN: MT09VALL22013000000040025310447
Beneficiary: Malta Business Registry

HSBC Bank Malta plc
Business Banking Centre, Mill Street, Qormi QRM3101, Malta
Account Number: 002-173649-001
IBAN: MT91MMEB44026000000002173649001
Beneficiary: Malta Business Registry

The name of the organisation and an indication of payment is for (for example, the registration fee/ annual fee for a particular year etc) should be indicated when one effect payment by means of a bank transfer.  Any queries relating to foundations and associations may be sent by email to

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