Regardless of the purpose of visiting the country, you must have a visa, since the state enters the Schengen zone. Accordingly, the current Schengen visa gives the right to stay in the territory of Malta for a certain period.
To obtain a visa, the following documents are required:
1. Valid foreign passport (with a validity period not less than 90 days from the moment of completion of the trip).
2.Colour photos (2 pcs.), corresponding to the requirements for issuing documents for travel abroad.
3. Completed in English application form. The document can be submitted in handwritten or printed form. Obligatory is the presence of the original signature of the applicant.
4. A photocopy of previously valid Schengen visas (if any).
5. Confirmation ofaccommodation in Malta. They can be:
6. Confirmation of financial solvency (statement of account, salary certificate, etc.). The minimum amount of cash or non-cash funds should be 48 euros per day (per person).
7. Copy of insurance policy. Insurance should cover possible medical expenses in Malta. The minimum insurance amount for the policy is 30,000 euros. The validity of the insurance is not less than the period of stay in Malta under the Schengen visa.
Visa-free transit in Malta
Transit through the territory of the country is allowed in cases when the change is made within 24 hours (the passenger must have fixed-date flights). In this case, flights must be carried out between states that are not members of the Schengen zone. In the case of visa-free transit, the tourist is not allowed to leave the Maltese airport (transit zone).
Traveling with children
When traveling with minors, the questionnaire is filled in for each of them. In addition, provides:
Requirements for photos for visa documents
The application for the visa is attached 2 photos:
A number of other requirements are also presented. The photos must be up-to-date. Photos are taken not earlier than 6 months before applying to the visa center. The applicant must be removed to the front, without the top (coat, jacket, fur coat) or defiant clothing, sunglasses, headgear (in the latter case, an exception is allowed for religious reasons).
Processing of personal data
Each applicant must attach to the package of documents for the Maltese visa a document on consent to the processing of personal data. The form is signed by the applicant personally. The exception is minors. For them, the agreement is signed by official representatives (parent, guardian).
In some visa centers of the Embassy of Malta documents can be submitted by applicants independently or through proxies. In the latter case, a power of attorney is required. It is served in a free form, backed up with copies of the a trustee and applicant's passports. Also, the right to file documents has accredited travel agencies.
Deadline for consideration of documents
The processing of a short-term visa for Malta usually takes no more than 5 working days.
Valid term of a visa
Short-term Schengen visas for Malta are issued for a period of not more than 1 month. The actual period of stay in the country is determined by the dates of the flight, the hotel reservation, and also by the dates indicated in the invitation. Short-term visas are single entry.
At the same time, according to the standard Schengen visa in the countries of the zone, you can legally stay 90 days within six months. To calculate the residence time, a special calculator is developed. To familiarize with it and make calculations it is possible on a site of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of EU .
Payment of consular fee
The Schengen visa provides for a one-time consular fee of 60 euros and a service fee. The sums in case of denial of the visa to the payer are not returned.
The service fee is paid by all applicants without exception.
From payment of consular fee are released:
Please note: additionally during the flight each guest of Malta must complete the registration card (issued on the plane). Documents are filled out separately for each person, including children, inscribed in their parents' passports.
Visa in the canceled passport
Valid vasa, including a study visa for Malta, is not shifted from the old (overdue, spoiled) passport to a new one. The applicant must submit to the visa department a standard package of documents in accordance with the chosen category of visa.
Long-term or “national” visas (single or multiple) are valid for visits lasting more than 90 days (visa type D) only in the territory of the Schengen country whose diplomatic mission issued the visa, and for transit through the territory of other Schengen countries for no more than five days.
The rules regarding stays of more than 90 days in Malta are the responsibility of the Maltese authorities, and third-country nationals applying for a Malta visa for a long-term visit will initially be issued “national visas” in order to further obtain a residence permit in Malta.
For the attention of applicants: for basic documents such as birth certificate, certificate of marriage, school diplomas / certificates issued in the Republic of Malta or the Russian Federation, a notarized apostilled translation may be requested. Official documents issued with an apostille will not require additional certification to be recognized by another state party to the convention.
FOR MINORS (UNDER 18 YEARS):