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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Malta.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Malta and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Malta is a beautiful island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, and depending on your purpose of travel and the duration of your stay, you may need a visa to enter Malta. Malta will launch an eVisa soon, allowing travelers to apply for a visa online. There are several types of visas available, including the Malta Schengen Visa, Long-Term Visa, and Work Visa. Each type of visa has different requirements, processing times, and fees.

Malta Schengen Visa and Long-Term Visa

A Schengen visa is for short-term stays up to 90 days within six months, while a long-term visa allows for a 365-day stay in Malta. Long-stay visas are available for family reunions, work, or education. If you plan to stay in Malta for even longer than one year, you need to apply for a Malta residence permit.

Types of Malta Visas

There are three types of visas to Malta: Schengen Visa (Short Stay), Airport Transit Visa, and National Visa (Long Stay). To visit Malta for tourism, business, medical treatment, or short-term education, you should apply for a Schengen Visa. However, if you plan to study or work in Malta for an extended period, you can apply for a National Visa with an official invitation or letter of acceptance from the educational or business institution.:-

  • Malta Schengen Visa
    • Malta Tourist Visa
    • Malta Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa
    • Malta Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa
    • Malta Visiting Family and Friends Visa
    • Malta Study (up to 90 days) Visa
    • Malta Work (up to 90 days) Visa
  • Malta Transit Visa
  • Malta National Visa
    • Malta Employment (National) Visa & EU Blue Card
    • Malta Study (National) Visa
    • Malta Family Reunion Visa
    • Malta Self-Employment Visa
    • Malta Au Pair Visa

Malta Visa Requirements

When applying for a Malta visa, make sure you have the following required documents:

  • Valid passport with two blank pages and at least three months validity after the return date, including previous visas if any.
  • Completed visa application form, which can be filled out electronically but must be printed and signed.
  • Two recent passport-size photos following Schengen visa photo guidelines.
  • Confirmed flight itinerary (not necessarily a purchased ticket).
  • Schengen travel insurance with at least €30,000 coverage in Malta and the entire Schengen Area.
  • Cover letter explaining the purpose of your stay, date and flight time, and other details.
  • Proof of hotel reservation.
  • Bank account statement showing financial stability with at least €48 per day of stay in Malta.
  • Proof of paid visa fee, which can be paid in cash or by card at the embassy or consulate.

How Long Can I Stay in Malta With a Visa?

The duration of a Malta visa depends on the type:

  • Short-term (Schengen) visa: 90 days within 180 days.
  • Long-term (national) visa: 365 days.

Note: You can visit other Schengen countries as long as your valid visa. Calculate your stay in Malta.

Staying in Malta Longer Than Three Months

If you plan to stay in Malta for more than 90 days, you can apply for an extension of your visa due to force majeure, humanitarian reasons, or personal circumstances. Alternatively, you can apply for a long-stay D visa at Malta's diplomatic missions or consular posts, which allows you to stay for more than 90 days with multiple entries.

Online Malta Visa Application Form

When applying for a Malta visa online, the following information is usually required:

  • Personal Information: Full name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, passport number, and its expiry date.

  • Contact Information: Permanent address, email address, phone number, and emergency contact details.

  • Travel Details: Intended date of arrival and departure, duration of stay, accommodation details, purpose of visit, and travel itinerary.

  • Employment/Income Information: Current employment status, job title, employer's name and address, monthly income, and duration of employment.

  • Education and Training: Details of the educational qualifications or training received, including the names of the institution(s) attended and the dates attended.

  • Financial Information: Proof of financial means to support the intended stay, such as bank statements or a letter from an employer stating salary and employment status.

  • Travel Insurance: Proof of travel insurance coverage that includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical treatment.

  • Additional Documents: Any additional documents required for the specific visa type, such as a letter of invitation, proof of enrollment in a course of study, or a letter from an employer stating the purpose of travel.

How to Apply for a Malta Visa?

There are two ways to apply for a Malta visa: online and in-person at the nearest embassy or consulate. The online application process is straightforward and convenient. Alternatively, you can submit your application in-person at the embassy or consulate.

Applying for a Malta Visa Online (Malta eVisa)

The Malta eVisa can be applied for online. Here are the key steps:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Fill out the online application form with your personal and travel details.
  • Upload the required documents, including a passport photo and a scanned copy of your passport.
  • Pay the visa fee using a credit or debit card.
  • Wait for the eVisa to be processed and sent to your email within a few days.
  • Print the eVisa and present it upon arrival in Malta.

Applying for a Malta Visa at an Embassy or Consulate

If you prefer to apply for a Malta visa in person, you can do so at a Maltese embassy or consulate. Here are the key steps:

  • Visit the embassy or consulate's website to find out the application requirements and book an appointment.
  • Fill out the application form and gather the required documents.
  • Pay the visa fee in cash or by card at the embassy or consulate.
  • Attend the appointment and submit your application.
  • Wait for the visa to be processed, which can take several weeks.
  • Collect the visa in person or have it mailed to you if possible.

Countries Eligible for Malta eVisa:

Malta eVisa was not available and the government had not announced when it would become available again. However, it's possible that the situation has changed since then. It's best to check the eVisa website for the latest information on visa applications.

Malta Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Maltese visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Malta

Citizens of some countries may require an embassy or consular visa to enter Malta. It is recommended that you check with the Maltese embassy or consulate in your country to confirm if this applies to you.

Malta Visa Cost:

When applying for a Malta visa, the fee varies based on factors such as the type of visa, processing time, and the applicant's country of origin. To determine the exact fee for your application, use the fee tool provided on the above website. It's recommended that you check the fee and other requirements before proceeding with your visa application.

Malta e-visa or sticker-visa:

Malta offers both e-visas and sticker visas. E-visas are available for eligible citizens who wish to obtain a visa prior to arriving in Malta, while sticker visas are issued upon arrival in Malta for those who are eligible.

Malta offers both e-visas and sticker-visas for certain visa types. Here are the differences between the two:


  • Applied for online
  • No need to visit the embassy or consulate
  • Emailed directly to the applicant
  • Can be printed out and used to enter Malta
  • Available for certain types of visas, including short-term Schengen visas


  • Applied for in-person at an embassy or consulate
  • The visa is affixed to the passport
  • Allows entry into Malta for the specified visa type
  • Available for both short-term and long-term visa types
  • May require an appointment at the embassy or consulate

Malta Work Visa:

If you wish to work in Malta, you must apply for a work visa. The requirements for a work visa vary depending on the type of work you will be doing and the length of your stay. It is recommended that you consult with the Maltese embassy or consulate in your country for more information.

What Can I Do If My Application Is Rejected?

If your application for a Malta visa is rejected, you can appeal the decision or reapply. You should carefully review the reasons for rejection and make any necessary changes to your application.

How Long Does It Take to Process a Malta Visa?

The processing time for a Malta visa depends on the type of visa and the volume of applications received. It can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks or even months for long-term visas.

Urgent Malta Visa Application

If you need a Malta visa urgently, you can apply for an urgent or expedited processing service. However, this service is usually more expensive than regular processing.

Expired Malta Visa:

If your Malta visa has expired, you must apply for a new one in order to enter Malta legally.

FAQs about Maltese eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies