Malta Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU/EEA nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay. If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another, EU/EEA nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card, but it is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary. Also, EU/EEA nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

Visas

Visas for Malta are not required by nationals of EU/EEA countries, regardless of the purpose and/or length of stay. However, EU/EEA nationals who plan to live in Malta for an unlimited period must register with the local authorities after three months.

Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay in Malta without a visa for up to 90 days.

Malta is part of the Schengen system which allows visitors to travel to all 26 countries without a visa. Please click here for information regarding the Schengen visa.

Nationals of the following countries need to apply for a visa before traveling to Malta: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'lvoire, Cuba, Democratic republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Travellers who need a visa are advised to contact their nearest embassy (www.foreign.gov.mt) to check visa requirements for Malta.

Visa note

For visitors who are unsure, you are advised to contact the embassy to check the visa requirements for Malta.

From 2021, citizens from the 58 countries who currently can visit the Schengen region without a visa will need to apply for ETIAS authorisation before travelling to any Schengen member country. Click here for information regarding the ETIAS.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60. Nationals of Georgia, Kosovo, Russia and Ukraine pay €35. Children under six years of age, family members of EU/EEA nationals: no fee.

In June 2019, it was announced that the Schengen Visa fee would increase by 33.3% to €80 from January 2020.

Validity

Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Transit

Some nationals require an airport transit visa; check with the embassy or high commission.

Application to

In person at the consulate (or consular section of embassy or high commission). UK residents requiring a visa can submit applications to the high commission in London or to a VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Edinburgh or Manchester (www.vfsglobal.com/Malta/UK). Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas

Malta is part of the Schengen area.

Temporary residence

Non-EU/EEA nationals intending to stay in Malta for longer than three months have to apply for a temporary residence permit which either requires proof of financial self-sufficiency or an application for a work visa has to be obtained as well.

EU/EEA citizens staying beyond 90 days have to register with the Maltese authorities.

Working days

Visa applications may take up to 14 days. However, in special cases or unusual political situations, it might take up to two months.

Sufficient funds

Visitors who require a Schengen visa must show proof of sufficient funds.

Extension of stay

Schengen visa holders can only extend their stay in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

All nationals planning to stay for longer than 90 days must apply for residence. Different rules apply to EU and non-EU nationals; visit the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security website for details (http://homeaffairs.gov.mt).

Entry with pets

If you and your pet are from an EU country:
• An ISO identification with a 15-digit microchip, or clearly readable tattoo.
• The animal must be identified before the rabies vaccination. A rabies vaccine at 12 weeks of age. Also, 21 days have to pass from the date of the rabies vaccination.
• A valid EU passport.
• Dogs must have tapeworm treatment between 24 to 120 hours prior to entering Malta. But dogs moving directly between Norway, Finland, Ireland, or the United Kingdom to Malta are exempted from the treatment against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
• Submit an online notification to nldmalta.gov.mt/MaltaPetArrivals.

If you and your pet are from a country outside of the EU:
• An ISO identification with a 15-digit microchip, or clearly readable tattoo.
• The animal must be identified before the rabies vaccination. A rabies vaccine at 12 weeks of age - it will also need a blood test if you are travelling from an 'unlisted country' listed below. The test must be carried out on a sample collected by an authorised veterinarian at least 30 days after the date of vaccination and not less than three months before the date of movement, the test must measure a level of neutralising antibody to rabies virus in serum equal to or greater than 0,5 IU/ml, the test must be performed in an approved laboratory.
• An Official Health Certificate issued by the country of departure either 'listed' or 'unlisted country'.
• • Dogs must have tapeworm treatment between 24 to 120 hours prior to entering Malta.
• Submit an online notification to nldmalta.gov.mt/MaltaPetArrivals.

The listed countries are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Bermuda, BES Islands (Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba), Bosnia-Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Saint Maarten, Singapore, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Taiwan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, USA (includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Unlisted countries refer to countries not mentioned in the list above.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Malta
Telephone: +356 2323 0000 Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-malta Opening times: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 0900-1300
Malta High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7292 4800. Website: http://www.foreign.gov.mt Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230 and 1430-1600.
Embassy of Malta in the USA
Telephone: (202) 462 3611. Website: http://www.foreign.gov.mt Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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