Malta Visa and Passport Requirements
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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 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 however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. 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.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas for Malta are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay without a visa for up to 90 days. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact their nearest embassy (www.foreign.gov.mt) to check visa requirements for Malta.
Allow seven to 15 days for visa processing. In some cases, applications may take 30 to 60 days to process however.
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 website for details (http://homeaffairs.gov.mt).
If you bring a pet from another EU country, your animal must have a microchip, pet passport and valid rabies vaccination certificate. Animals from outside the EU must have a microchip, rabies vaccination and official veterinary certificate.
Dogs travelling to Malta from most countries must first undergo tapeworm treatment.
The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change has a complete list of requirements (www.vafd.gov.mt/pet-travel-scheme).