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  Visa Required? Passport Required? Return Ticket Required?
British No Yes Yes
Australian No Yes Yes
Canadian No Yes Yes
USA No Yes Yes
Other EU No 1 Yes
Japanese No Yes Yes

Valid passport required by all except the following:

a. 1. nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland in possession of valid national ID card who are visiting as tourists for stays of up to 3 months.

b. nationals of Germany in possession of a passport that expired within the last year.

c. nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland in possession of a passport that expired within the last 5 years.


Required by all except the following for stays of up to 3 months:

a. nationals of countries referred to in the chart above.

b. nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.

c. nationals of UK Overseas Territories

d. nationals of Macau, provided in possession of passports bearing ‘Regio Administrativa Especial de Macao

e. transit passengers continuing their journey by the same of first connecting airport within 24 hours provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.


Citizens of countries who are visa-exempt must still apply for an entry or transit visa before proceeding to Malta.

Types of visa and cost

Single Entry: £23.50 (single-entry)
Algerian and Moroccan nationals: £15.50
Libyan nationals: £11.50.
Transit: £17.50.

Multiple-entry visas for 1 year are issued only by the Immigration Police in Malta. Sudanese nationals en route for Libya via Malta require a transit visa and a valid residence permit for Libya.

All visa applicants, except nationals of Tunisia and Turkey (for whom there is no visa processing fee), are subject to an administrative charge of Lm4 (except nationals of Libya who must pay Lm10), even if a visa is not issued.


Visitors requiring an entry visa to Malta and undertaking day trips of less than 24 hours to another country do not need to pay for another entry visa on their return to Malta.


Single-entry visa: 1 month
Transit visa: 24 hours.

For renewal, apply to the High Commission or Embassy. For extension, apply to the Principal Immigration Officer at the Immigration Office, Police Headquarters, Floriana, Malta.


Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy or High Commission). If there is no embassy/consulate in the applicant’s country of residence, the applicant must contact either an Honorary Consul or directly contact the Immigration Police in Malta.

Application requirements:

a. Valid passport with at least 1 blank page.
b. Application form.
c. 2 recent passport-size photos.
d. Fee (payable in cash or by postal order only).
e.£3.75 is required to cover postage costs, if not collecting visa in person. These can be handed in at the High Commission or Embassy.
f. Self-addressed envelope for applications by post.
g. Other documents may be required in certain cases, including invitation from host, proof of financial means, proof of means of transport and valid health insurance.

Working days required: 15.

Temporary residence: Apply to Principal Immigration Officer, Immigration Office, Police Headquarters, Floriana, Malta.
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