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How To Apply

Step 1 :

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but we are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.

Step 2 :

Complete your visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the Visa Application Form from our website. Online Forms are not accepted by VFS. Also, please mention name along with surname of father and spouse, if applicable. Please ensure that you furnish the required documents. You may download document checklist from this website. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

Step 3 :

All applicants can visit any of the Malta Visa Application Centre during working hours. Applicants can submit their application fees by cash.

As from 2 November 2015, Applicants  requesting a Schengen visa will have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography).

Live photograph will be captured for all the applicants however there are Exemptions from the obligation of fingerprinting for the following categories of applicants only:

  • Children under 12,
  • Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes)

Note :

  • Child below 1year need not be present physically for biometrics. Parents or representative can submit the application along with two photographs as per specifications
  • Child above 1year should be present physically so that his live photograph can be captured as part of biometrics.

Step 4 :

Track your application online

Step 5 :

Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre or avail the option of courier delivery. Please ask the officer at the VFS Desk regarding more details about the courier facility

Step 6 :

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Service Centre.

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