Malta visa

Malta is an exciting and beautiful place to live, work and study. Depending on the purpose of your visit, there are different types of visas available for Malta.


Do I Need a Visa to Go to Malta?

Malta is a Schengen visa country, which means you do not need a visa for up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes, if:

  1. You are a Maltese EU/EEA/Schengen citizen.
  2. You are a citizen of countries that have visa exemption agreements with the Schengen area such as the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, etc.

Difference Between Malta Schengen Visa and Long-Term Visa

A Schengen visa allows you to undertake short-term stays, tourism, business or family visits of up to 90 days in six months. Meanwhile, a long-term visa allows you to stay in Malta for 365 days. You can get a long-term visa for family reunification, work or even study.

If you plan to stay for more than a year, you must apply for a residence permit in Malta.


Types of Malta Visas

Depending on the reason you travel, you have different types of visas to Malta, such as:

  1. Malta Visa Schengen: If you are from a non-visa exempt country, you will need a Malta Schengen visa for short trips lasting less than 90 days. With a Schengen visa for Malta, you will also be able to travel to other Schengen countries.
  1. Malta Transit Visa: The Malta Transit Visa is issued to travelers who need to transit through Malta to attempt to reach their final destination. You do not need a transit visa if you already have a Schengen visa or residence permit from another Schengen country. If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen or a family member or holder of a diplomatic passport, you are also exempt from the transit visa requirement.
  2. Work Visa for Malta: Anyone not from the EU/EEA/Switzerland needs a Maltese work visa to be able to work in Malta. The work visa will allow you to work and stay in Malta for one year and can be renewed for the duration of your employment contract. To apply for a work visa in Malta, you must submit an employment contract and a confirmation letter from the company employing you.
  3. Malta Student Visa: All nationals from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland must apply for a Malta study visa and residence permit to pursue studies of more than three months in Malta. If you are an international student from a Schengen visa-exempt country, you do not need a visa to study in Malta for 90 days. However, if you decide to study there for more than 90 days, you must apply for a residence permit to study. With a residence permit, you can stay in Malta for the duration of your studies.
  4. Family visa for Malta: You can apply for a Malta family visa if you are the spouse, partner or minor child of someone living in Malta (such as a Maltese citizen or residence permit holder). The Malta family reunification visa allows you to live with a family member in Malta and grants you the same rights as any other temporary resident.
  5. Malta Retirement Visa: You can apply for a Malta retirement visa if you want to retire in Malta.
  6. Malta Nomad Visa: If you want to work remotely while legally residing in Malta, you can apply for a Malta Nomad Residence Permit. Initially, the license will be for one year, after which you can renew your application as long as you meet all the requirements.
  7. Malta Golden Visa: The Golden Visa for Malta is a way to obtain Maltese citizenship by investing in Malta.
  8. Malta European Green Card: A residence permit allows skilled and qualified non-EU foreign nationals to work in an EU country.

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Malta Visa Requirements

The documents required for a Malta visa application are as follows:

  1. Valid passport.
    Passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of return, with two blank pages. Attach a copy of your previous visa (if applicable).
  2. Visa application form.
    Make sure you fill out the visa application form completely. If you fill out the application electronically, you must download and print a copy of the application.
  3. Two latest passport size photos.
    Your photo must be attached to the application form. For more information, follow the Schengen visa photo guide.
  4. Airline ticket confirmation.
    You should not buy a ticket before you are sure you have a visa; In most cases, a pre-booked flight itinerary is sufficient.
  5. Travel medical insurance.
    You must purchase Schengen travel insurance to apply for a Malta visa which covers at least €30,000 in Malta and throughout the Schengen area.
  6. Cover letter.
    The letter must explain the purpose of your stay, including date and time of flight, purpose of your visit, etc.
  7. Proof of your hotel reservation.
    Documents proving that you have accommodation during your stay in Malta.
  8. Bank account statement.
    Proof that you are financially stable and can afford to pay for your stay in Malta. You must demonstrate that you have at least €48 available for each day you intend to stay in Malta.
  9. Proof of payment of visa application fee.
    You can pay the application fee at the embassy or consulate by cash/card when submitting your application.

How to Apply for an Malta Visa?

  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.

Processing Time for a Malta Visa Application

Processing of visa applications to Malta takes between seven and fifteen days. However, depending on the request submission deadline or your specific circumstances, the processing time may be extended. For example, if you are asked to provide additional documents or at a particularly busy time for your visa application (e.g.
during holidays).

If you are an EU family member, your application will be reviewed as soon as possible.

What Can I Do If My Application Is Rejected?

If your Malta Schengen visa application is refused, you can:

  1. Appeal the decision. The visa refusal letter will contain information about how you can appeal the decision if you think it is unfair.
  2. Reapply for visa.

The main reasons why a Malta visa can be refused are: Your application is incomplete, your funds are not enough or you have not convinced the visa officer that you will not extend the term visa.

Malta Visa Fee

You can pay by sending documents to the Maltese embassy or consulate. Once payment is complete, attach the recipe to your application form. The embassy will tell you where you can make the payment. The visa application fee to Malta is:

  1. €80 for adults.
  2. €40 for children from 6 to 12 years old
  3. €35 for nationals (Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian citizens).

How Long Can I Stay in Malta With a Visa?

The duration of your Malta visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for:

  1. The short-term (Schengen) visa allows you to stay in Malta for 90 days within a 180-day period.
  2. Long stay (national) visa allows you to stay in Malta for 365 days.

Note: With both visa types, you can travel to other Schengen countries as long as your visa is valid. Calculate the number of days you can stay in Malta.


Staying in Malta Longer Than Three Months

If you plan to stay in Malta for more than three months, you can:

  1. Request an extension of your visa. Your visa can be extended in the event of a natural disaster in your country. The visa holder has evidence of forceful or humanitarian reasons or an official explanation of personal reasons that prevent him or her from leaving the country.
  2. Apply for a long-term D visa from a diplomatic mission or consulate in Malta. A long-stay visa allows you to stay in Malta for more than 90 days, for a variety of purposes.

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