Malta is among the 21 states whose nationals enjoy the privilege of obtaining a visa on arrival. Maltese citizens are no longer required to go to an embassy in order to get their visa. Instead, they can get it when they arrive in Thailand at one of the 48 immigration points that release such a document. So, if you are Maltese, you have your work cut off for you. Moreover, you also have the possibility of applying online. iVisa will take care of everything for just as little as $20.
What documents you need?
Just as with any other application, you need to provide a few documents and some information. This makes no exception. iVisa asks very little of you. Here is a list of what you need to deliver:
Valid passport – getting a passport is not a problem for most people, and if you already have one, take a look at the expiry date. The passport needs to remain valid for at least another 30 days from your date of departure to Thailand.
Return flight ticket – the Thai visa on arrival allows you to stay just 15 days inside Thailand, so you need to have a confirmed return flight ticket that proves your return within those 15 days.
Proof of accommodation – you need to have a hotel reservation or a signed letter from a host that says you have accommodation during your trip to Thailand.
Valid e-mail address – once you apply on iVisa, you will receive an application form that you need to fill in before your trip. You will get the document via e-mail, which is why you need to make sure that the address you provide is valid. Check the spelling too.
Means of payment – by applying online, you must pay iVisa for its services. You can make the payment using a credit or a debit card. If you have a Paypal account, you can use that as well.
At the immigration checkpoint, you may also be asked to state the purpose of your visit. It is a common practice. The people asking the questions just want to make sure that you will not spend more time in Thailand than your visa allows.
The application process
iVisa understands the horror people have when it comes to forms, which is why the company has created one of the easiest to comprehend forms you ever going to find. There are two simple steps you need to complete, and you should not spend more than 10 minutes doing it. If you need any help, iVisa provides support as well.
The first step will need you to fill in your general information, as well as some info about your trip. You must also select one of the three available processing times:
Standard processing – people who apply online often choose this option because it is the least expensive. You will be charged $20, and your application takes just 1 business day to be processed.
Rush processing – this option shortens the previous processing time to only 2 hours. The cost, though, is a bit higher. This option costs $50.
Super Rush processing – this is the fastest option you can find. It costs $70, but your application is processed in as little as 15 minutes. It is ideal for people who want their visa fast.
The last step consists of payment and a quick revision. You need to make sure that all the information you provided is accurate 100%. Otherwise, you may end up repeating the whole process.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated about getting a Thailand visa for Maltese citizens. The process is simple, fast, and cheap. It definitely beats going to an embassy or standing in line at the visa on arrival service counter in Thailand, don’t you agree?
Note: you can apply online using iVisa only if you travel to Thailand by air and you land at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.