In order to alleviate the unprecedented difficulties which some couples were faced with, due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Minister for Finance and Financial Services has made the following scheme, whereby couples who had to postpone their wedding due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19 will get reimbursed for their forfeited deposits.

What you'll get

Eligible applicants may apply for a once-only grant of a maximum of €2,000 reimbursing forfeited deposit paid due to postponement or adaptation of wedding/ Civil union ceremony due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


The applicants must be:

a couple whose wedding/ civil union ceremony was originally due to be held between 8th March 2020 and 31st December, 2021 and had to be postponed or adapted due to COVID-19 outbreak, which function is performed in Malta and where, on the date of marriage/civil union, at least one of the applicants is a person residing in Malta

Due to postponement of their wedding/ civil union ceremony they had to forfeit the deposit paid on goods and services relating to their wedding/civil union ceremony.

Application form is to be submitted by not later than six months (180 days) from the date of the marriage/civil union ceremony.

The original fiscal receipts/invoices and relevant documentation shall be kept by the applicant for a period of not less than 2 years from the date of application and produced upon request to the Commissioner for Revenue for verification purposes.

The grant payment will be deposited in the bank account indicated on the application form.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.