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Know your Visa type

Schengen Visa

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:

Submission Process

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 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.

Important Information

  • Please note that the place of issue of the passport is of no relevance when applying for a visa, if the applicant is not residing in Indian jurisdiction they will have to provide proper proof of residence in the form of appointment letter, rent deed, utility bills and personal bank statements for last six months.
  • As instructed by Indian authorities, the High Commission of Malta will not accept:
    • Handwritten or not machine readable Indian passports issued after 01/04/2010
    • Indian passports that contain a manual entry (observation) made after 01/04/2010 if the biographical data (bio data) of the passport holder were changed.
    • Passports with the observation except for date of expiry, change of address, Spouse or parents’ name endorsed are not accepted by the High Commission of Malta, New Delhi.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an authorization letter and photo-ID.

    Holders of Indian Diplomatic Passports do not need a visa to travel to Malta for a short term visit of up to 90 days