Malta visit visa

If you are planning to visit Malta on a tourist visa, then you must know the visa requirements. It is not necessary to obtain a Malta visit visa if you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country. If their stay is more than 90 days, they must register with the local authorities.

If you are not a resident of the European Union or the European Economic Area, you will need a 90-day short-term visa to visit Malta. This is also known as a Schengen visa.

With a Schengen visa you can travel to and stay in Malta and all the other 26 Schengen countries.

 Documents required for Malta tourist visa
  • A passport with a validity of at least three months
  • Two passport size photos
  • Visa fees
  • A copy of your completed and signed application form
  • Supporting documents that indicate your purpose of visit
  • Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings and a detailed plan of your activities during the duration of your stay in Malta
  • Copy of tour ticket
  • Proof of having enough finances to support your travel and stay in the country
  • Proof of having travel medical insurance worth 30,000 pounds.
  • Invitation letter containing the address and phone number of the family member or sponsor.
  • An approved and signed letter from a local town hall or any other competent government.
Processing time

Your application will be reviewed with 7-15 days; however, it can extend up to 30 days in certain cases or even 60 days.

I am planning on visiting Malta 5 months from today. Can I apply for my visit visa for Malta now?

No. You can only apply for a Schengen short stay visa within 3 months of your scheduled date of travel.

The processing time can be extended to a maximum of 30 days if more scrutiny of the application is needed.

In certain specific cases where some additional documentation is required, the processing time can be extended further, that is, to a maximum of 60 days.

Can I extend my Malta Schengen visa?

Yes. Your temporary visa for Malta can be extended, but only in exceptional cases.

You’ll need a reasonable cause if you want to extend your Schengen Area visa. Visa extensions are given for humanitarian purposes, such as staying to continue to obtain required medical care, essential personal reasons, such as a relative’s funeral, or force majeure, which may mean anything from the outbreak of war in your home country to severe weather conditions that make it difficult to fly back.

Do I have to give my biometrics each time that I travel to Malta?

You are not required to provide your bio-metrics again for an application that is submitted within 59 months from the date that your bio-metrics were taken.

Once the 59 months’ mark has passed, you will be required to give your bio-metrics again

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