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  • Entry to Malta

    Malta joined the EU in 2004. Citizens of most European countries, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand need no visa for stays of up to 90 days. A visa is needed for longer stays.

    Third-country nationals required to have a visa.  The Amsterdam Treaty, which came into force on 1st May 1999 harmonised the visa rules applying to travel for non-EU nationals. EU Member States with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland which, on the basis of a protocol annexed to the Treaty of Amsterdam, maintain autonomous visa, immigration and asylum policies are precluded from unilaterally determining the visa rules related to short-term stays for nationals of any third country.

    Bound by Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, modified by Regulations (EC) No 2414/2001; No 453/2003; No 1932/2006; No 1244/2009, No 1091/2010, and No 1211/2010 the list of third-countries whose nationals are subject to the visa requirement, when travelling to Malta and/or any other EU Member State is as follows:

    AFGHANISTAN IRAQ ST VINCENT and THE GRENADINES
    ALBANIA (*) JAMAICA SUDAN
    ALGERIA JORDAN SURINAME
    ANGOLA KAZAKHSTAN SWAZILAND
    ARMENIA KENYA SYRIA
    AZERBAIJAN KIRIBATI TAJIKISTAN
    BAHRAIN KUWAIT TANZANIA
    BANGLADESH KYRGYZSTAN THAILAND
    BELARUS LAOS TIMOR-LESTE
    BELIZE LEBANON TOGO
    BENIN LESOTHO TONGA
    BHUTAN LIBERIA TRINDAD & TOBAGO
    BOLIVIA LIBYA TUNISIA
    BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (*) MADAGASCAR TURKEY
    BOTSWANA MALAWI TURKMENISTAN
    BURKINA FASO MALDIVES TUVALU
    BURMA/MYANMAR MALI UGANDA
    BURUNDI MARSHALL ISLANDS UKRAINE
    CAMBODIA MAURITANIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    CAMEROON MICRONESIA UZBEKISTAN
    CAPE VERDE MOLDOVA VANUATU
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REP MONGOLIA VIETNAM
    CHAD MONTENEGRO (*) YEMEN
    CHINA MOROCCO ZAMBIA
    COLOMBIA MOZAMBIQUE ZIMBABWE
    COMOROS NAMIBIA
    CONGO NAURU
    COTE D’IVOIRE NEPAL
    CUBA NIGER
    DEM REP OF CONGO NIGERIA
    DJIBOUTI NORTH KOREA
    DOMINICA OMAN
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PAKISTAN
    ECUADOR PALAU
    EGYPT PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA PERU
    ERITREA PHILIPPINES
    ETHIOPIA QATAR
    FIJI RUSSIA
    FYROM (*) RWANDA
    GABON SAMOA
    GAMBIA SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
    GEORGIA SAUDI ARABIA
    GHANA SENEGAL
    GRENADA SERBIA (excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian:Koordinaciona uprava)) (*)
    GUINEA SIERRA LEONE
    GUINEA-BISSAU SOLOMON ISLANDS
    GUYANA SOMALIA
    HAITI SOUTH AFRICA
    INDIA SRI LANKA
    INDONESIA ST LUCIA
    IRAN

    Notes:

    British Citizens who are not nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Purpose of community Law:
    • British Overseas Territories Citizens who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom
    • British Overseas Citizens
    • British Subjects who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom
    • British Protected Persons

    Palestinian Authority

    Kosovo (as defined by the United Nationals Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10th June 1999)

    Taiwan (**)

    Additional Notes:
    A limited set of derogations and exceptions exist for specific categories of persons, notably on grounds of international law or custom. Member States may therefore exempt from the requirement to carry an EU visa, or reintroduce the visa obligation when they would otherwise be exempted, the following categories of persons:
    • holders of diplomatic passports, official duty passports and other official passports;
    • civilian air and sea crew;
    • flight crew and attendants on emergency or rescue flights and other helpers involved in disaster or emergency relief;
    • the civilian crew of ships navigating in international waters;
    • the holders of laissez-passer issued by some intergovernmental organisations to their officials.
    (*) Bio-metric passport holders are exempted from the visa requirement. Visa facilitation agreement (VFA) continues to apply to holders of non-biometric passports.

    (**) Nationals of Taiwan holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number are exempted from the visa requirement.

    Visa applications
    Schengen visa applications must be filed at the diplomatic mission of the country which is the main destination of the visit. In the event, therefore, that an applicant intends to visit several Schengen states (with stays of approximately the same duration), the application must be filed at the diplomatic mission of the country of first entry. Thus, applicants wishing to visit Malta as the main destination, or the country of first entry into the Schengen area, must file their applications at Malta’s diplomatic missions or its representations*

    AFGHANISTAN Embassy of Italy Kabul
    ALBANIA Embassy of Austria Tirana
    ALGERIA Consulate of France Algiers
    Consulate of France Annaba
    Consulate of France Oran
    ANGOLA Embassy of Italy Luanda
    ARGENTINA Embassy of Austria Buenos Aires
    AUSTRALIA Malta High Commission Canberra
    Consulate of Malta Melbourne
    Consulate of Malta Sydney
    AUSTRIA Embassy of Malta Vienna
    AZERBAIJAN Embassy of Italy Baku
    BAHRAIN Embassy of Italy Manama
    BANGLADESH Embassy of Italy Dhaka
    BELARUS Embassy of Italy Minsk
    BELGIUM Embassy of Malta Brussels
    BENIN Consulate of France Cotonou
    BOLIVIA Embassy of Italy La Paz
    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Embassy of Austria Sarajevo
    BRAZIL Embassy of Austria Brasilia
    General Consulate of Italy Sao Paolo
    BULGARIA Embassy of Austria Sofia
    BURKINA FASO Consulate of France Ouagadougou
    CAMBODIA Consulate of France Phnom Penh
    CAMEROON Consulate of France Yaoundé
    CANADA Embassy of Austria Ottawa
    Consulate General of Malta Toronto
    Consulate General of Italy Vancouver
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. Consulate of France Bangui
    CHAD Consulate of France Ndjamena
    CHILE Embassy of Austria Santiago
    CHINA Embassy of Malta Beijing
    Malta Visa Application Centre Beijing
    General Consulate of Austria Hong Kong
    General Consulate of Austria Shanghai
    COLOMBIA Embassy of Austria Bogota
    COMOROS Consulate of France Moroni
    CONGO Consulate of France Brazzaville
    COSTA RICA Embassy of Spain San Jose
    CUBA Embassy of Spain Havana
    DENMARK Embassy of Malta Copenhagen
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Embassy of Spain Santo Domingo
    ECUADOR Embassy of Spain Quito
    EGYPT Embassy of Malta Cairo
    EL SALVADOR Embassy of Spain San Salvador
    ERITREA Embassy of Italy Asmara
    ETHIOPIA Embassy of Austria Addis Ababa
    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(FYROM) Embassy of Italy Skopje
    FRANCE Embassy of Malta Paris
    GEORGIA Embassy of Italy Tbilisi
    GERMANY Embassy of Malta Berlin
    GHANA Embassy of Italy Accra
    GREECE Embassy of Malta Athens
    GUATEMALA Embassy of Spain Guatemala
    HAITI Embassy of Spain Port-au-Prince
    HONDURAS Embassy of Spain Tegucigalpa
    INDIA Malta High Commission New Delhi
    Malta Visa Application Centre Bangalore
    General Consulate of Italy Calcutta
    Malta Visa Application Centre Mumbai
    Malta Visa Application Centre New Delhi
    INDONESIA Embassy of Austria Jakarta
    IRAQ Embassy of Italy Baghdad
    IRELAND Embassy of Malta Dublin
    ISRAEL Embassy of Italy Tel Aviv
    ITALY Embassy of Malta Rome
    IVORY COAST Consulate of France Abidjan
    JAPAN Embassy of Austria Tokyo
    JERUSALEM (Jewish Zone) Embassy of Italy Kaf tet Benovember 16 – Katamon
    JERUSALEM (Arab Zone) Embassy of Italy Nablus Road, 60 Sheik Jarrah
    JORDAN Embassy of Italy Amman
    KAZAKHSTAN Embassy of Italy Astana
    KENYA Embassy of Austria Nairobi
    KUWAIT Embassy of Austria Kuwait City
    LAOS Consulate of France Vientiane
    LEBANON Embassy of Italy Beirut
    LIBYA Consulate of Malta Tripoli
    MALAYSIA Embassy of Austria Kuala Lumpur
    MAURITIUS Consulate of France Port-Louis
    MEXICO Embassy of Austria Mexico City
    MONTENEGRO General Consulate of Italy Podgorica
    MOROCCO Embassy of Italy Rabat
    MOZAMBIQUE Embassy of Italy Maputo
    MYANMAR Embassy of Italy Yangon
    NETHERLANDS Embassy of Malta The Hague
    NICARAGUA Embassy of Italy Managua
    NIGERIA Embassy of Italy Lagos
    OMAN Embassy of Austria Muscat
    PAKISTAN General Consulate of Italy Karachi
    PANAMA Embassy of Italy Panama
    PARAGUAY Embassy of Spain Ascuncion
    PERU Embassy of Austria Lima
    PHILIPPINES The Embassy of Spain Manila
    PORTUGAL Embassy of Malta Lisbon
    QATAR Embassy of Italy Doha
    ROMANIA Embassy of Austria Bucharest
    RUSSIAN FEDERATION Embassy of Malta Moscow
    Malta Visa Application Centre Moscow
    Malta Visa Application Centre Rostov-on-Don
    Malta Visa Application Centre St. Petersburg
    Malta Visa Application Centre Yekaterinburg
    SAUDI ARABIA Malta Visa Application Centre Jeddah
    Embassy of Malta Riyadh
    Malta Visa Application Centre Riyadh
    SENEGAL Embassy of Austria Dakar
    SERBIA Embassy of Italy Belgrade
    SEYCHELLES Embassy of France Victoria
    SINGAPORE Embassy of Italy Singapore
    SOUTH AFRICA Consulate of Italy Cape Town
    Consulate of Italy Durban
    Embassy of Italy Pretoria
    SOUTH KOREA Embassy of Austria Seoul
    SPAIN Embassy of Malta Madrid
    SRI LANKA Embassy of Italy Colombo
    SUDAN Embassy of Italy Khartoum
    SWITZERLAND Embassy of Austria Berne
    Permanent Mission of Malta Geneva
    General Consulate of Italy Zurich
    SYRIA Embassy of Austria Damascus
    Malta Visa Application Centre Damascus
    TANZANIA Embassy of Italy Dar Es Salaam
    THAILAND Embassy of Austria Bangkok
    TUNISIA Embassy of Malta Tunis
    TURKEY Consulate General of Malta Istanbul
    Malta Visa Application Centre Istanbul
    UGANDA Embassy of Italy Kampala
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES German Visa Application Centre Abu Dhabi
    Joint Visa Application Centre Dubai
    UNITED KINGDOM Malta High Commission London
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA General Consulate of Italy Chicago
    General Consulate of Italy Houston
    General Consulate of Italy San Francisco
    Permanent Mission of Malta New York
    Embassy of Malta Washington
    URUGUAY Consulate of Italy Montevideo
    UZBEKISTAN Embassy of Italy Tashkent
    VENEZUELA Embassy of Austria Caracas
    VIETNAM Consulate of France Hanoi
    Consulate of France Ho Chi Minh-Ville
    YEMEN Embassy of Italy Sana’a
    ZAMBIA Embassy of Italy Lusaka
    ZIMBABWE Embassy of Austria Harare

    To download your VISA application, kindly click on the link found hereunder :-
    Visa Application – English/ French

    Visa applications must be in writing, giving all details required on the Visa Application Form.  The Visa Application Form must be wholly and legibly completed, and signed by the applicant, and accompanied by:

    • a valid travel document (passport) validity of which must not be less than three (3) months;
    • two (2) passport-size photographs, in colour and taken against a white background, with face clearly visible;
    • the visa fee

    Following the practice of Schengen Member States, Malta entered into representation agreements with other Member States in order that a visa application for Malta can be filed in countries where Malta does not have a diplomatic mission or consular post. The consular post of the country representing Malta will issue visas for entering Malta according to the common Schengen visa policy as if issuing visas for entering their own country.