Required Documents for Malta Schengen Visa
Documents for a Maltese visa application must be completed or translated in writing into English or Maltese.
- Valid passport
- At least 2 blank pages
- With the applicant’s signature
- Not more than 10 years old
- Valid for at least 3 months after the expiration of the requested visa
- Previous passport, if applicable
- Passport-sized photos
- Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm
- Plain white background
- Taken within the past 6 months
- Forward-facing with facial features visible and clear
- Completed application form
- Biometric data (Fingerprints)
- Malta Visa fee
- Documents pertinent to your trip
- Travel Itinerary or plan
- Proof of return to the country of residence or forward ticket to another country
- Reason for travel to Malta
- Flight reservations
- Proof of financial means (bank statements over the last 3-month period, personal properties, and/or other assets)
- Proof of accommodations (with booking reference number, location, and contact number of the hotel)
- Travel medical insurance
- Valid through the entire visa period
- Valid in all Schengen countries
- Minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR must be purchased
- Insurance conditions such as validity, duration, and extent of your coverage to be clearly stated on the confirmation letter or insurance document
- Employment letter with the following information:
- Name and address of employer
- Nature of employment
- Starting date of employment
- Purpose of travel
- Duration of time off from work for travel
- Scans (copies) of:
- Personal-ID page of passport.
- Older Schengen visas (if relevant).
- Residence permit (if relevant).
Applicants below the age of 18 are required to submit the following additional requirements:
- Copy of birth certificate
- If the minor applicant is adopted, adoption documents are required
- If the minor applicant's parents are divorced, divorce papers are required
- If the minor applicant's parents are deceased, death certificates are required
- Letter of consent from both parents or legal guardians
- Passport copies of both parents or legal guardians
It may also be necessary to submit supplementary documents in relation to your travel visa application.
Malta Visa Fees
The standard fee for the application for a Malta Schengen visa is 80 EUR. However, there are particular applicants who are exempted from fees, such as most student visas and visas for children below the age of 6. Applicants will probably have to pay a separate, non-refundable service payment with their application.
Malta Visa Application Steps
- Prepare all the required documents.
- Select “Tourism” as the reason for travel on the visa application form.
- Decide the number of entries needed to Malta or the Schengen area.
- Fill out the application form.
- Application procedures for a Malta Schengen visa may vary, depending on where you are applying from. Applicants can download, complete, and print out the online form here.
- Submit the paper copy to the Malta consulate or visa processing center.
- Schedule a visa appointment, if applicable.
- Most applications require an in-person appointment at the nearest Maltese Consulate or visa center in order to submit the application. Alternatively, applications may be submitted without a prior appointment during normal operating hours. Contact the Maltese Consulate or visa center to determine if there is a need to schedule an appointment.
- Submit your Malta Schengen visa application.
- Note: Applications must be submitted at least 15 days before the date of travel but not earlier than 6 months before the date of travel.
- Generally, applications must be submitted in person to the Maltese Consulate or visa processing center. However, there may be a few differences in the submission procedures.
- Applicants will likely be required to submit their fingerprints (biometric data). Children below the age of 12 are exempted from biometric data collection, but facial photo capturing is a must from the age of 6 years and above. Applicants who have submitted their fingerprints within the last 59 months will most likely not be asked to resubmit.
- Applicants may also be asked to come back on another date for an interview regarding their trip.
- Pay the visa application fee.
When to Apply for Malta Visa
Visa applications must be submitted at least 15 days before the travel date but no earlier than 6 months before the travel date.
Where to Apply
- Applications should be submitted personally either through the Maltese Consulate, or the consulate of a country that represents the consular affairs of Malta.
- In countries without any Maltese consulate, applications may be submitted through a Schengen state consulate representing the interests of a Maltese consulate.
- Applications should be submitted only in the country of citizenship or residence.
- A valid reason is needed for applicants who must submit through a consulate or visa processing center in a country where they are currently legally present but not a resident. Valid reasons include legally staying in the country on a valid permit or visa and that the consulate in that country has accepted the reason for applying through them and has decided to process your application.
Malta Visa Processing Time
Generally, it takes approximately 7 to 15 days to process Malta Schengen visa applications. However, in some cases it might take as long as 60 days.
For Malta approved visa applications:
Applicants must ensure that the information on the visa is complete and valid upon collection.
Applicants who have received their Schengen Visa for Malta should remember the following things:
- Inform the Maltese Consulate or visa application center of any change to your itinerary after submission is completed.
- The approval of a Schengen visa does not guarantee entry upon arrival to Malta or other countries in the Schengen area.
- Additional documents pertaining to your financial means or accommodation may still be required to gain entry to Malta or other Schengen areas.
For Malta denied visa applications:
If your application for a Maltese Schengen visa was rejected, you have the right to appeal the decision within 15 days.
The appeal process begins by picking up the standard-issued visa refusal form which also has the details of the reason for the rejection and the procedures of the appeal process.
The appeal should be written in English and along with a copy of the original refusal certified by a notary, should be submitted to Malta’s Immigration Appeals Board at the following address:
Immigration Appeals Board
Valletta VLT 1517
A copy of the appeal should also be emailed to [email protected]
A non-refundable fee must be paid for the appeal to be processed.