A Schengen visa has to be obtained from the embassy of the country where the main purpose of travel lies. It is therefore advised that you have a planned itinerary before submitting the application with the High Commission of Malta. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, you have to submit your application with the embassy where you will be staying for the maximum number of days, or with the embassy of the country that will be the first point of entry into the Schengen area. This applies when the duration of stay is the same in more than one Schengen country.
National Visa – Long Term
A long term visa is usually granted to travellers who are required to spend more than 90 days in Malta for purposes such as studying and employment. In order to view the required documents that will be asked for by the High Commission in such cases you may consult the student checklist and the employment checklist on this website. The same application procedure for short term visa applies for a long term visa.
Further guidelines on employment permits are available at: http://etc.gov.mt/etc-portal/page/3/ELU-Guidelines.aspx
All travellers may submit their application personally or through a representative/ Travel Agent of their choice with a letter of authorization from the applicant bearing the name of the representative at the VFS Application Centre.
It is mandatory for the representative to carry a valid photo ID proof at the time of submission and collection.
In certain justified cases, applicants may submit their visa applications directly to the High Commission of Malta, for which they should contact the Visa Section by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A visa application cannot be submitted without prior appointment at the High Commission of Malta. Appointments for direct submission are only granted on a case-by-case basis.