Visa Regulations to enter
Entry into Malta
Admission into Malta, through its external border, is only permitted to
third country nationals who:
seek entry through a border crossing point;
are in possession of a valid
passport or equivalent recognized travel
document permitting them to cross the border;
are in possession of documents substantiating the purpose and the conditions
of the planned
visit and have sufficient means of support, both for the period of
the planned visit
and to return to their country of origin (or to travel in transit to
a Third State).
A third country national who already holds a residence permit
issued by one of the Schengen
Member States is exempted from this
are in possession of a valid entry or transit visa, if required.
Which third-country nationals are
required to have a visa ?
Where can third-country
nationals apply for a visa ?
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*
Visa applications must be in
writing, giving all details required on the Visa
Application Form which can be acquired free of charge from Malta’s
diplomatic missions and consular posts or downloaded from the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs website or from this site, see below.
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;
- by 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.
Schengen Visa Application
Form (English & French)
Which supporting documents
are required for third-country nationals ?
Updated March 2008