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Malta ETIAS Travel Authorization: Apply now

Malta ETIAS Travel Authorization: Join the waitlist

Last updated: September 2023

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Is Malta in your plans for your next international trip? If so, we’ve got some important news for you. From 2024 onwards, there's a new requirement for all non-EU travelers who enjoy the privilege of visa-free entry into Malta. You'll need a new document called ETIAS Malta to unlock this Mediterranean treasure and freely wander through the Schengen area.

Don't fret, though! This page provides all the essential information about the ETIAS application, its requirements, eligibility, and costs. Let's prepare for this fantastic trip and get your ETIAS for Malta!

Schengen Area: What is the ETIAS Malta?

ETIAS stands for the European Travel Information and Authorization System. It's a digital travel authorization about to become a must-have for travelers from non-European countries in the European visa waiver program. This new document allows you to explore all the 27 nations that signed the Schengen agreement.

The Schengen member states developed the ETIAS authorization as part of their grand plan to make border control within the Schengen Area more efficient while keeping tabs on visitors worldwide.

Schengen countries that you can visit with an ETIAS

With your new ETIAS Malta at hand, you'll have the freedom to explore all the Schengen member states, including:

Austria Germany Malta
Belgium Greece Netherlands
Croatia Hungary Norway
Czech Republic Iceland Poland
Denmark Italy Portugal
Estonia Latvia Slovakia
Finland Liechtenstein Slovenia
France Lithuania Spain
Luxembourg Malta

What can I do in Malta with an ETIAS Travel Authorization?

With your approved ETIAS travel permit, Malta opens its doors for various purposes, including:

  • Tourism

  • Business

  • Medical treatment

  • Transit

What can you not do with an ETIAS in Malta?

According to the ETIAS rules, there are a few things you won't be able to do with your Malta ETIAS:

  • You can’t work in Malta.

  • It isn’t allowed to study.

  • You can’t live temporarily or permanently in Malta.

Visit Malta: Who can apply for ETIAS Malta?

The ETIAS is tailor-made for nationals of countries currently enjoying the EU-approved visa waiver program, granting them visa-free access to the Schengen Area. You must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for the ETIAS for Malta:

  • Plan to enter the Schengen zone through Malta.

  • Intend to travel to Malta and not visit other countries in the zone.

  • During your European journey, you'll spend more time in Malta than in other Schengen countries.

ETIAS visa waiver: Who is eligible for the ETIAS Malta?

From 2024 onward, citizens of these eligible countries will require an ETIAS to step into the Schengen zone:

Albania Israel Peru
Albania Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis
Antigua and Barbuda Hong Kong Saint Lucia
Argentina Israel Saint Vincent
Australia Japan Samoa
Bahamas Kiribati, Serbia
Barbados Macau Seychelles
Bosnia and Herzegovina Macedonia, Singapore
Brazil Malaysia Solomon Islands
Brunei Marshall Islands South Korea
Canada Mauritius Taiwan
Chile Mexico Timor Leste
Colombia Micronesia Tonga
Costa Rica Moldova Trinidad and Tobago
Dominica Montenegro Tuvalu
El Salvador New Zealand Ukraine
Georgia Nicaragua United Arab Emirates
Grenada Palau United Kingdom
Guatemala Panama United States of America
Paraguay Uruguay

Who doesn't need to apply for an ETIAS Malta?

If you're a citizen of a Schengen Area country, you don’t need ETIAS to explore Malta. But for those from non-EU nations that don't qualify for ETIAS, you'll likely require a valid visa. In such cases, you should look for more information on the Malta Schengen visa.

Can minors apply for an ETIAS Malta?

Yes! All passport holders, including minors, must have their ETIAS to visit Schengen Zone countries. However, for children, the application should be completed by their parents or guardians. Please note that a notarized and signed authorization letter is mandatory if the child travels solo.

How long can I stay in Malta with the ETIAS?

With an ETIAS, you can savor the beauty of Malta and the entire Schengen zone for up to 90 days per entry. That's more than enough time to explore Malta's stunning landscapes.

ETIAS Malta validity: How long is the ETIAS Malta valid for?

The ETIAS is valid for three years. If your passport expires before your ETIAS, you must reapply for travel authorization with an updated passport.

Can I extend my ETIAS Malta?

No, you can’t. There are no extensions for ETIAS. Once it expires, you must apply for a new one.

When is the ETIAS Malta available for purchase?

ETIAS becomes available in 2024. Remember, you won't be able to step foot in Malta without it once it takes effect. But here's the good news – applying for ETIAS will be a breeze. You can do it online on your own or let us take care of the nitty-gritty, ensuring a smooth ETIAS application process.

ETIAS Malta requirements: Required documents

Before starting your ETIAS application, ensure you gather the following documents:

  • A valid passport – Valid for at least six months from your arrival date.

  • Brief medical history – You'll answer health-related questions on the form, including details about your health insurance.

  • Education and work experience.

  • Those with family members who are EU citizens must submit proof of relationship, residence card, and other background details.

  • A valid email address - To receive your ETIAS.

  • Payment method – When applying with us, you can use debit and credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, and Amazon Pay.

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ETIAS application: How to apply online for the ETIAS Malta?

Once it’s available, here's how to get your ETIAS Malta online:

  • Step 1 - Provide your basic details and travel information on our website or iVisa App. Select the processing time and pay the fees.

  • Step 2 - Fill out the ETIAS application form and upload all required documents.

  • Step 3 - Submit the form and wait for the confirmation email.

After receiving an approved ETIAS, we recommend printing a copy and saving a digital one on your phone. This way, you'll breeze through airport and border control in any Schengen country.

Malta ETIAS fees and costs

The government fee for Malta ETIAS is €7. Good news for some: applicants under 18 or over 70 years of age are exempt from this fee. If you prefer a smoother application process and higher chances of approval, consider applying with us by paying an additional service fee.

Malta ETIAS processing time

The ETIAS isn’t available yet, but we've already prepared three processing options for you:

  • Standard processing time: The most affordable option, ideal if you've got plenty of time before your trip.

  • Rush processing time: Faster, paying a little more.

  • Super rush processing time: The quickest option for those in a hurry.

Do I need the ETIAS to transit through Malta and the European Union?

Yes, you do! Starting in 2024, all visa-exempt travelers entering Malta or other Schengen countries must present their ETIAS, even if they’re just passing through.

Benefits of getting your Malta ETIAS with us

When applying with us, you enjoy several benefits that make your application journey smoother:

  • Streamlined process: We've streamlined the ETIAS application, simplifying it into clear, straightforward steps. Applying with us takes just a matter of minutes.

  • Increased approval odds: Our dedicated team works to minimize errors and omissions in your application, enhancing your chances of approval.

  • Convenience: Access our user-friendly platform or app from anywhere, making it a breeze to submit your documents and stay informed about your application status.

  • Customer support: Have questions or concerns? Our responsive customer service team is ready to provide assistance and guidance.

Malta entry requirements or restrictions

Malta warmly welcomes travelers without imposing entry restrictions. You won't need to present COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates to visit. However, remember to bring these essential documents to enter Malta:

  • Valid passport;

  • Valid ETIAS or Schengen visa.

Is the Malta ETIAS the same as the Schengen Visa?

While both travel documents aim to facilitate European journeys, they differ significantly. Here's a breakdown of the key differences between ETIAS and a Schengen visa for your Malta trip:

  • Eligibility: ETIAS is designed for travelers from visa-exempt countries, while those requiring a visa must apply for a Schengen visa.

  • Application process: ETIAS application is entirely online, offering convenience, while a Schengen visa involves an interview and more extensive documentation.

  • Validity: ETIAS remains valid for three years, whereas a Schengen visa typically lasts five years.

Do you need help determining which travel document suits your needs best? Utilize our Visa Checker Tool to check your eligibility.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have any inquiries or seek more information about the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, please contact our welcoming customer service team via online chat or [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help you on this journey to get an ETIAS travel authorization! Whether you plan to visit Malta’s capital or the stunning beaches by the Mediterranean Sea, we’re here to help with your travel documents!

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