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Malta Visa Application Requirements, Fees and Guidelines

Malta Visa Application Requirements, Fees and Guidelines

Information about different Maltese VISA types, document requirements for the application, visa fees and application form.


Depending on the purpose of your travel to Malta, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occassion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Malta Schengen Visa, accordingly.

You can apply for the Maltese Schengen Visa since 2007 when Malta as a Member State of the European Union also became a member state of the Schengen Area.

Stat: As per 2018, Malta has issued a total of 27,785 uniform Schengen visas from 37,881 visa applications received at Maltese embassies and consulates around the world. The Visa rejection rate was 25.23%.

General required documents for Maltese Visa Application:

  • Download Malta Visa application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Malta Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy,
  • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. Learn more about photo requirements and specifications for a Maltese Visa.
  • Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages,
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required,
  • Travel medical insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Malta and the entire Schengen area,
  • A visa cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Malta and itinerary,
  • Flight ticket reservation (if applicable),
  • Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable).
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in Malta.
  • Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Malta. According to the information provided by the European Commission, a foreign national who wants to enter the territory of Malta, while applying for a Malta Visa it needs to attest owning 48€/day for the period of stay, to the Malta Embassy or Consulate.

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If employed:

  • Employment contract
  • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • No-objection certificate from employer
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary

If self-employed:

  • A copy of your business license
  • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

If a student:

If retired:

  • Pension statement of the latest 6 months

If applicable:

  • Regular income generated by property proof of the latest 6 months

*Note: The signed application form must be accompanied the rest of the above-mentioned mandatory documents and handed personally at the appropriate embassy/consulate or its representative in your home country.

Apart from the general documentation required, accompanying should be other additional documents depending on the purpose of your Malta Visa application.

Additional documents required for the most frequent purposes of Malta Visa Application:

Malta Tourist Schengen Visa additional requirements:

  • Invitation letter with the address and phone number from family member or sponsor in Malta – if applicable,
  • Bank statement of the last 6 months,
  • Passport copies.

Malta Visa for Business Purposes:

  • Invitation letter from the Maltese company you will be visiting and their detailed address in Malta accompanied with the dates of your visit,
  • A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel,
  • If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided,
  • Business bank statement of the latest 6 months,
  • Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents,
  • Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation.

Malta Visa for Medical Purposes:

  • A local medical report,
  • A medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Malta, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation,
  • Payment receipt of medical fees.

Malta Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes:

  • Invitation letter from the above-mentioned authorities with details upon the nature of events or activities – purpose of visit , expense coverage,
  • Names of the applicants (crew members),
  • Duration of stay in Malta,
  • Travel itinerary.

Malta Visa for Members of Official Delegations:

  • The official invitation copy,
  • Identity of applicant,
  • Purpose of journey (negotiations, meetings, event by intergovernmental organizations, consultations) in Malta,
  • Duration of stay in Malta,
  • Place of accommodation in Malta.

Malta Visa for Study, Training, Research, or other type of Internship Purposes:

  • An enrollment certificate allowing attendance of courses,
  • Certificate of completion or courses attended,
  • Financial sustenance.

Malta Visa For The Wife/Husband of a Maltese citizen:

  • Proof of Maltese citizenship (ID card or consular card or certification of Maltese nationality or naturalization order)
  • Maltese marriage certificate
  • Maltese family record book

Malta Airport Transit Visa:

  • Visa or other type of entry permit in the transit country,
  • Copy of your valid visa for your final destination.

Malta Visa for Underage Children:

  • Proof of parent’s regular income (work contract with specified monthly income or a bank statement or business license)
  • Notarized travel permission from parent (parental travel consent)
  • If one parent lives in another country – their notarized parental travel consent

*Note: When applying at Maltese embassy/consulate in home country, the guardian or parent should accompany their under-age children.

Where to Apply for Visa to Malta?

You must lodge you Schengen visa applications at Malta’s diplomatic missions or its representations only if Malta is your main destination, or if Malta is your first entry into the Schengen area.

In those countries where Malta is served by a Visa Application Centre, applications are to be submitted through these centres, as per list below:

Applying for Visa to Malta in Algeria

The visa applications should be submitted at the visa application center in Algiers and Oran.

VFS VAC MALTE -ALGER
Cité Bouteldja Houidef No1,
Ben Aknoun Algiers

For information call: +213 (0) 41985503 between 09:00 to 16:00hrs Sunday – Thursday
Email: [email protected]

VFS VAC MALTE -ORAN
Cité el Othmania ( Ex Maraval), Angle C ORAN.

For information call: +213 (0) 41985503 between 09:00 to 16:00 hrs Sunday – Thursday
Email: [email protected]

Applying for Visa to Malta in Australia

While Australian passport holders do not need a visa for short stays in Malta, foreign residents residing in Australia might need a Schengen visa in order to be permitted to enter the territory of Malta. To determine whether you need a visa to visit Malta, please check the list of nationals who are required to have a Schengen Visa.

The visa applications might be submitted at Malta High Commission in Canberra, Consulate of Malta in Melbourne or Consulate of Malta in Sydney.

Malta High Commission in Canberra
38 Culgoa Circuit,
O’Malley, ACT 2006
Australia

Telephone: +61 (02) 6290 1724; +61 (02) 6290 1573
Fax: +61 (02) 6290 2453

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Malta in Melbourne
Suite 613, 6th Floor
343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Telephone: +61 (03) 9670 8427
Fax: +61 (03) 9670 9451
Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Malta in Sydney
Suite 10.04, Level 10
31 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am- 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Telephone: +61 (02) 9262 9500
Fax: +61 (02) 9264 4722
Voip: 2204 2132 (calling directly from Malta)
Email: [email protected]

Learn more information about Applying for a visa to Europe in Australia

Applying for Visa to Malta in Canada

While Canadian passport holders do not need a visa for short stays in Malta, foreign residents residing in Canada might need a Schengen visa in order to be permitted to enter the territory of Malta. To determine whether you need a visa to visit Malta, please check the list of nationals who are required to have a Schengen Visa.

The visa applications might be submitted at Consulate General of Malta in Toronto

Consulate General of Malta in Toronto
3300 Bloor St W, Etobicoke,
ON M8X 2X3, Canada

The visa section opening hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 to 11:00 and may only be attended by appointment. To book an appointment please call on 416-207-0922/0989 between 09:00 and 16:00.

All communication with the visa section has to be made in writing. Email: [email protected]

All persons wishing to apply for visas to visit Malta have to make an appointment. All applications have to be made in person. It is important that flights are not booked before an appointment is made.

Learn more information about Applying for a visa to Europe in Canada

Applying for Visa to Malta in China

The visa applications should be submitted at Embassy of Malta in Beijing or at any visa application centers in Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xian.

Embassy of Malta in Beijing
1-51 San Li Tun Diplomatic Office Building,
Gong Ti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District,
100600, Beijing

Telephone:0086 10 65323114
Fax:          0086 10 65326125
Email:       [email protected]

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 0900hrs to 1200hrs and 1300hrs to 1630hrs.

VFS in Beijing
Room 211-212No. 1 Building,
(
Hilong Building) Courtyard 13,
Worker’s Stadium North Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing.

For General Information: Call +86 10 84059499 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email:[email protected]

VFS in Changsha
2F, Xinyuan White Swan Hotel,
No. 258, Xiangfu Road Middle,
Tianxin District, Changsha, Hunan

For General Information: Call +86 731 85786756between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Chengdu
3/F, Industrial Bank, No.11,
4th Section of South Renmin Road,
Wuhou District, Chengdu, 610000, Sichuan, China

For General Information: Call +86 28-67693811 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Chongqing
Room 33/FHNA-Poly International Center, J.W. Marriott Hotel,
235 Minsheng Road, Yuzhong District,
Chongqing, 400010, P.R. China

For General Information: Call +86 23-63702792 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Fuzhou
Floor 15Fushengcaifu Centre,
No.60 Gutianzhi Road, Gulou District,
Fuzhou City, Fujian Province (350000)

For General Information: Call +86 591-63111557 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Guangzhou
Rm. 388, 3/F, Chengjian Mansion,
No. 189, Tiyu Road (West), Tianhe District,
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China (510620)

For General Information: Call +86 20 37889592 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Hangzhou
7/FChina Resources Building A,
No.1366 Qianjiang Road, Jianggan District,
Hangzhou, PRC (310016)

For General Information: Call +86 571-28231913 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Jinan
5F China Citic Bank Square,
No.150 Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia District,
Jinan City, Shandong Province (250011)

For General Information: Call +86 531 83185899 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Kunming
1502 ABuilding 5, Xindulongcheng,
No.1079 Beijing Road, Kunming, Yunnan. Postcode: 650000

For General Information: Call +86 871-65658476 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday(except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Nanjing
5/F, Sunnyworld Centre,
No.188, Lushan Road,
Jianye District, Nanjing (210019)

For General Information: Call +86 25-51801239 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Shanghai
3rd FloorJiushi Commerical Building,
No. 213 Middle Sichuan Rd,Shanghai, 200002, China

For General Information: Call +86 21 65965829 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Shenyang 
4/F, Building A, Fortune Plaza,
No.61 Beizhan Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110013

For General Information: Call +86 24 82919355 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Wuhan
Room 1707-1710, Building C of Hanjie International Headquarters,
No.86 of Hanjie, No.171 Zhongbei Road,
Wuchang District, Wuhan, 430071

For General Information: Call +86 027 87273618 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

VFS in Xian
Room 1103, Building A, Mole Collection Centers,
Cross Road of Keji 6th Road and Fenghui South Road,
High-tech zone, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China (710000).

For General Information: Call +86 029 84046652 between 08:00 – 15:00 Monday through Friday (except Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]

Applying for Visa to Malta in the UK

Please read “How to Apply for a visa to Malta in UK“.

For other countries, please refer to https://identitymalta.com/where-to-apply/

Where Malta has no diplomatic mission or consular post, third-country nationals are obliged to apply for a visa at the following EU diplomatic missions and consular posts, who issue visas in representation of Malta:

AFGHANISTANEmbassy of ItalyKabul
ALBANIAEmbassy of AustriaTirana
ANGOLAEmbassy of ItalyLuanda
ARGENTINAEmbassy of AustriaBuenos Aires
ARMENIAEmbassy of ItalyYerevan
AZERBAIJANEmbassy of ItalyBaku
BAHRAINEmbassy of ItalyManama
BANGLADESHEmbassy of ItalyDhaka
BENINConsulate of FranceCotonou
BELARUSEmbassy of ItalyMinsk
BOLIVIAEmbassy of ItalyLa Paz
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINAEmbassy of AustriaSarajevo
BOTSWANAEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyGaborone
BRAZILEmbassy of AustriaBrasilia
 Embassy of ItalySan Paolo
BULGARIAEmbassy of AustriaSofia
BURKINA FASOConsulate of FranceOuagadougou
CAMBODIAConsulate of FrancePhnom Penh
CAMEROONConsulate of FranceYaounde
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICConsulate of FranceBangui
CHADConsulate of FranceN’Djamena
CHILEEmbassy of AustriaSantiago
 Embassy of GermanySantiago
CHINA – HONG KONGConsulate General of AustriaHong Kong
COLOMBIAEmbassy of ItalyBogota
COMOROSEmbassy of FranceMoroni
CONGOEmbassy of FranceBrazzaville
COSTA RICAEmbassy of SpainSan Jose
COTE D’IVOIREConsulate of FranceAbidjan
CUBAConsulate of SpainHavana
DJIBOUTIEmbassy of FranceDjibouti
DOMINICAN REPUBLICEmbassy of SpainSanto Domingo
ECUADORConsulate of SpainQuito
EL SALVADOREmbassy of SpainSan Salvador
ERITREAEmbassy of ItalyAsmara
ETHIOPIAEmbassy of AustriaAddis Ababa
FY REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIAEmbassy of ItalySkopje
GEORGIAEmbassy of ItalyTbilisi
GHANAEmbassy of ItalyAccra
GUINEAEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyConakry
GUATEMALAEmbassy of SpainGuatemala
HAITIEmbassy of SpainPort-au-Prince
HONDURASEmbassy of SpainTegucigalpa
INDONESIAEmbassy of AustriaJakarta
IRANEmbassy of PolandTeheran
IRAQEmbassy of ItalyBaghdad
JAPANEmbassy of AustriaTokyo
JORDANEmbassy of ItalyAmman
KAZAKHSTANEmbassy of ItalyAstana
KENYAEmbassy of AustriaNairobi
LAOSEmbassy of FranceVientiane
LEBANONEmbassy of ItalyBeirut
MALAYSIAEmbassy of AustriaKuala Lumpur
MALIGeneral Consulate of FranceBamako
MAURITANIAEmbassy of FranceNouakchott
MAURITIUSEmbassy of FrancePort-Louis
MEXICOEmbassy of AustriaMexico City
MOLDOVAEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyChisnau
MONGOLIAEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyUlan Bator
MONTENEGROGeneral Consulate of ItalyPodgorica
MOROCCOEmbassy of ItalyRabat
MOZAMBIQUEEmbassy of ItalyMaputo
MYANMAREmbassy of ItalyYangon
NAMIBIAEmbassy of ItalyWindhoek
NEW ZELANDEmbassy of GermanyWellington
NICARAGUAEmbassy of ItalyManagua
NIGEREmbassy of FranceNiamey
NIGERIAConsulate of ItalyLagos
OMANEmbassy of SpainMuscat
PAKISTANConsulate General of ItalyKarachi
 Consulate General of ItalyIslamabad
PANAMAEmbassy of ItalyPanama
PARUGUAYEmbassy of SpainAscunción
PERUEmbassy of AustriaLima
QATAREmbassy of ItalyDoha
ROMANIAEmbassy of AustriaBucharest
SENEGALEmbassy of AustriaSenegal
SEYCHELLESEmbassy of FranceVictoria
SINGAPOREEmbassy of ItalySingapore
SOUTH AFRICAConsulate of ItalyCape Town
 Embassy of ItalyPretoria
SRI LANKAEmbassy of ItalyColombo
SUDANEmbassy of ItalyKhartoum
TAIWANGerman InstituteTaipei
TANZANIAEmbassy of ItalyDar es Salaam
THAILANDEmbassy of AustriaBangkok
TOGOEmbassy of GermanyLome
TRINIDAD & TOBAGOEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyPort of Spain
UGANDAEmbassy of ItalyKampala
UKRAINEEmbassy of SpainKiev
URUGUARYConsulate of ItalyMontevideo
UZBEKISTANEmbassy of ItalyTashkent
VENEZUELAEmbassy of AustriaCaracas
VIETNAMEmbassy of FranceHanoï
 General Consulate of FranceHô Chi Minh-Ville
YEMENEmbassy of ItalySana’a
ZAMBIAEmbassy of ItalyLusaka

Source: identitymalta.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Maltese Visas

Do I have to provide biometric data (fingerprints) every time I apply for an Malta visa?

For every application submitted within 59 months after your fingerprints were collected you are not required to provide fingerprints. Once this period has passed your fingerprints will be collected again.

Can I extend my temporary visa in Malta?

Yes, you can extend your Malta Schengen visa but only in exceptional cases where new facts and special reasons arise after entry in Malta.

For more information, please read How to Extend a Maltese Schengen Visa while being in Malta.

Attention! Please consult the Embassy/Consulate of Malta in your country for the updated Malta Visa requirements!

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