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Malta Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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, EU 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 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 for Malta are not required by nationals of EU countries, regardless of the purpose and/or length of stay. However, EU 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, Georgia*, 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, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine*, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. * Only biometric passport holders from Georgia and Ukraine can visit without a visa.

Travellers who need a visa are advised to contact their nearest embassy ( to check visa requirements for Malta.

Visa Note

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

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). 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 ( VFS charges an additional service fee of £25.09. 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 a month 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.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Malta

Telephone: (356) 2323 0000.
Address: Ta' Xbiex, Whitehall Mansions, Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Valletta, XBX 1026,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0830-1200 and 1230-1500.

Malta High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7292 4800.
Address: 36-38 Piccadilly, Malta House, London, W1J OLE,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1230 and 1430-1600.

Embassy of Malta in the USA

Telephone: (202) 462 3611.
Address: , 2017 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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