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Malta Immigration and Visa Services

Move to Malta for Work, Tourism, Business or Studies from the UAEg

In addition to being a desirable location for international companies, the island nation of Malta also attracts many ex-pats. You’ll likely need to relocate a competent group of current employees and hire new team members abroad if your firm seeks to extend operations to Malta. There are many benefits to working in Malta, but it is important to make sure that any foreign workers you bring on board have the documents needed to work legally in the country.

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Malta as a new venture?

There are numerous reasons to consider making Malta your permanent home or obtaining Maltese citizenship, such as the country's beautiful scenery, welcoming citizens, respect for individual liberties and private property, and high standard of living. Indeed, wealthy foreigners are welcome to apply for residency or citizenship in Malta through naturalisation by investment.

Many are drawn to Malta's multiple prosperous industries, mainly the financial services and gambling industries. You'll need a visa to work in Malta if you're not from the European Union, the European Economic Area, or Switzerland. You must obtain a visa even if your employment period is shorter than 90 days.

If you are a citizen of a non-Schengen nation that does not have a visa-free travel agreement with the Schengen area, or if you have been denied a visa to enter the Schengen region in the past, you will require a Schengen Visa to enter Malta.

Not sure which visa is the right one for you? No worries, get in touch with us, and we will be happy to assist you in applying for the Malta visa type related to your objectives.

Visit Malta

Visit Malta - Malta Schengen Visa Application

Nationals of third countries who need a visa to visit the Schengen region for tourism are granted this sort of visa. Depending on the decisions taken by the authorities and other pertinent considerations, it may be a Single or Multiple entry visa and is given for a stay of no more than 90 days. However, if the applicant needs an extension due to unanticipated events while in Malta, they may submit a request for a visa extension to the Central Visa Unit.
For the past 21 years, we have assisted thousands of clients with their Schengen visa applications. Benefit from our expertise to fasten your application process.

Work in Malta

Malta Work Visas & Permits

Malta’s favourable weather, thriving economy, and high job market are attracting more and more people every year. Due to its high standard of living, the island nation of Malta can provide ample employment opportunities for its citizens in a wide range of fields. Suppose you’re willing to accept a lesser salary than the European average. In that case, you’ll find that your money goes further in Malta because the cost of living is lower than in many other developed nations. Since 88% of the population can talk well in English, Malta is a great choice for anyone who wishes to travel somewhere new while keeping their language skills sharp. Find out all you need and how to apply for a Malta work permit.

Malta visa types

You may need a different type of Malta visa depending on why you are travelling, such as:

For a brief journey that lasts less than 90 days, you will need a Malta Schengen visa if you are from a country that is not excluded from visa restrictions. You can travel to other Schengen countries with a Malta Schengen visa.

Anyone who isn’t from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland needs a work visa for Malta to be eligible to work there. You can stay and work in Malta for a year with a work visa, which can be extended for the duration of your employment agreement. You must provide an employment contract and a letter of confirmation from the company hiring you to apply for a work visa for Malta.

Travelers who must transit through Malta on their way to their final destination are granted a transit visa. If you already possess a Schengen visa or a resident permit from another Schengen nation, you do not require a transit visa. You are also excluded from needing a transit visa if you are a citizen of the EU, a member of the EEA, a Swiss national, or the holder of a diplomatic passport.

To enrol in a course of study in Malta that is longer than three months, all citizens who are not residents of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland must apply for a Maltese study visa and a residence permit. You do not require a visa to study in Malta for 90 days if you are an international student from a nation that is exempt from the Schengen visa requirement. However, you must apply for a residence visa for your studies if you plan to attend for more than 90 days. You are permitted to remain in Malta throughout the entire duration of your course with a residency permit.

If you are the spouse, partner, or minor child of someone who resides in Malta, you may apply for a Malta family visa (such as a Maltese citizen or a residence permit holder). The Malta family reunification visa gives you the same privileges as any other temporary resident and enables you to live in Malta with a member of your family.

You can apply for a Malta nomad residence permit if you want to work remotely while legally staying in Malta. The permission will initially be valid for one year, but you can extend it if you meet all requirements.

Obtaining Maltese citizenship by investing in Malta is possible with a Malta Golden Visa.

If you intend to retire in Malta, you can apply for a Malta retirement visa.

Malta Schengen Visa and Long-Term Visa

A Schengen visa entitles you to a maximum of 90 days of tourist, business, or family trips within a six-month period. A long-term visa, however, allows you to remain in Malta for a whole year. For a family reunion, employment, or even higher study, you can obtain a long-stay visa.
You must apply for a Malta resident permit if you intend to stay for even longer than a year.

Malta Visa Application Processing Time

It takes seven to fifteen days to process a visa application for Malta. However, the processing period may be prolonged depending on when you apply or your unique situation. For instance, if further documentation is required of you or if it is a very busy season for visa applications (e.g., during the holidays).

Your application will be evaluated as quickly as feasible if you are an EU family member.

Questions? You’re covered

  • You can appeal the decision if your application for a Maltese Schengen visa has been denied. Information on how to file an appeal if you think the judgement was unfair will be included in the letter of visa rejection.
  • Apply for a new visa.

Having an incomplete application, having inadequate cash, or failing to persuade the visa officers that you would not overstay your visa are the three primary reasons why a Malta visa could be denied.

The type of visa you are applying for determines the length of your Malta visa:

  • You are permitted to stay in Malta for 90 days during 180 days with a short-term (Schengen) visa.
  • A long-term (national) visa entitles you to a 365-day stay in Malta.

Both sorts of visas allow you to travel to other Schengen nations as long as they are still in effect.

For stays of more than three months in Malta, you can:

  • Make a visa extension application. If there is a natural calamity in your country of residence, your visa may be extended. The individual with the visa can leave the country only because of coercion, humanitarian concerns, or a grave justification.
  • Apply for a long-stay D visa. You can enter and exit Malta as many times as you like with the long-stay visas.

The cost of a Maltese visa varies depending on the applicant's nation of origin, the reason for the trip, and a few other considerations; some applicants are excused from paying the charge while others must pay a reduced sum.

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