Malta Visa Information

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Malta is a small country in the Mediterranean Sea, just South of Sicily, but tourists come here every year. In the summer, the place is perfect for relaxing on the beach and enjoying the sun, and water sports are incredibly popular. The Mediterranean climate ensures ideal weather for such activities. In the winter, the temperatures are mild, but you still find activities to occupy your time with. What you should visit in Malta is the ancient capital of Mdina, known as the Silent City. It is a gem in the heart of Malta where you can learn about its history, admire the architecture, and enjoy a hot beverage with a fantastic view. Before traveling to Malta, you need to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country. What you should know is that Malta is a Schengen country, which means that you must refer to the visa policy of the Schengen Area. There are two situations that do not require a visa. First of all, the citizens of the European Union, as well as the one of the European Economic Area do not need a visa to travel to Malta. Second of all, the Schengen visa policy includes a list of visa waiver countries (Annex II). Their nationals can go anywhere within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days without a visa. All the other nationalities must apply for a Schengen Visa. If you want to find out in which category you are in, you can take a look at the visa policy of the Schengen Area yourself. Nevertheless, that can take time, which is why we suggest that you use the Visa Checker. It is a simple tool that gives you the information you need in just a second. You must access the tool, which is located in the top right corner of this page, and follow the steps. You choose your nationality from the drag-down menu on the left and put Malta in the menu on the right. If you do not need a visa, you will be notified, and if you do, the Visa Checker can provide a list of the nearest embassies where you can apply for your Schengen Visa. Schengen visas cannot be obtained online, which is why iVisa cannot do much to help you at this point. Even so, we like to be as helpful as we can, which is why we put at your disposal our support service. It is available 24/7, and it does not cost you a penny to use it. If the Visa Checker lets you know that you need to obtain a Schengen visa, you must keep in mind that there are some rules as to what embassy you must go to. It is pretty clear that if you want to travel to Malta only, you need to go to its nearest embassy to get your Schengen visa. However, a lot of people visit multiple European countries during the same trip, in which case, the rules are slightly different. So, if you visit several Schengen countries, you must go and apply for your visa at the embassy of the country that is your main destination. If you cannot tell which that is, then you must go to the embassy of the country that you decide to see first. The bottom line is that if you visit Italy and then Malta, the Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy grants you entry in Malta as well. We regret that we cannot help you obtain the Schengen visa itself, but we hope that the information above is helpful and points you in the right direction.