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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.
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:
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.
Depending on the reason you travel, you have different types of visas to Malta, such as:
The documents required for a Malta visa application are as follows:
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.
If you are an EU family member, your application will be reviewed as soon as possible.
If your Malta Schengen visa application is refused, you can:
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.
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:
The duration of your Malta visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for:
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.
If you plan to stay in Malta for more than three months, you can: