Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals

Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals


Click here for information on whether you need to apply for a visa for your travel to Malta.

Embassies and Consulates of Malta process Schengen short-stay (C) visas for stays of 90 days or less.

National long-stay (D) visas are processed by Identità. Click here for more information.

Click here to download an application form for a Schengen Short-Stay Visas (C-Visa, i.e., 90 days within any 180-days).

Visa application forms must be wholly and legibly completed and signed by the applicant. Please refer to the website of the respective location for additional documentation requirements. The Consulate may ask applicants for any other supporting documents it deems necessary.

Where Malta has no Diplomatic Mission or Consular post, third-country nationals are obliged to apply for a visa at the following EU (European Union) Diplomatic Missions and Consular posts, which issue visas in representation of Malta. Click here for more information.

Click here for information on visa requirements for non-EU nationals who are family members of mobile EU nationals.

Applications shall be lodged no more than 6 months, and for seafarers in the performance of their duties no more than 9 months, before the start of the intended visit, and no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit. Due to seasonal large number of applications, an appointment may not be available for several weeks.

The Embassy will not be liable to loss of travel expenses due to late submission of applications.

Applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.

Biometric data will be collected during the appointment using a quick, discreet, and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner. Your face must be clearly visible for a photograph to be taken.

Some Schengen States require that they be consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to 7 calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of countries on this list.

Passports must be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Malta and must have at least two blank pages. Only passports that have been issued during the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa. Travel documents (passports) issued more than 10 years prior to the visa application, will not be accepted, and applications based on such travel documents (passports) will be considered inadmissible.

Click here for Visa fees. Visa fees are not refundable.

Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry to the Schengen zone. Visa holders are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border.

In case of a Refusal/Annulment/Revocation, full information may be found in the notification letter delivered to the applicant. Click here for further information.

Information about the European Commission’s Visa Information System (VIS) can be obtained by click here.​

For further information relating to Data Protection rights, please click on the following:

For country specific information, see below documents:


Contact Information:

Embassy of Malta
Villa No.2, Street No. 105, Block 1
Mubarak Abdulla Al Jaber Area
New Mishref
+ 965 253 880 45/6
+965 253 880 47
 Postal Address
P.O. Box 231, Mishref 40153 - Kuwait