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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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 ( to check visa requirements for Malta.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60.


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


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). Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas

Malta is part of the Schengen area.

Working days

Visa applicants are advised to apply at least 15 days before travel.

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 (

Entry with pets

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.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Malta
Telephone: (356) 2323 0000. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0830-1200 and 1230-1500.
Malta High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7292 4800. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230 and 1430-1600.
Embassy of Malta in the USA
Telephone: (202) 462 3611. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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