Malta Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Malta

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About Malta

General Requirements for Malta Visa
  • A valid passport/travel ID
  • Proof of financial resources to support you during your stay
  • Proof of accommodation (or at least proof of sufficient finances to cover accommodation costs)
  • Two current passport-sized photos
  • Medical/travel insurance
  • Travel itinerary
  • Letter of acceptance from university or place of study - for students
  • A bank receipt to prove payment of processing fee
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate.
Types of Malta Visa

Malta Tourist visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay Variable

Visa Fee $60.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to persons who intend to visit Malta for tourism purposes.
  • The Maltese tourist visa is a short-stay visa valid for a period of 3 months.
  •  During the visa application, you will need to provide proof of sufficient funds to last the duration of your stay.
  • The passport you are using must have at least two blank pages.
  • Good medical care is available in Malta, but facilities may be limited outside urban areas.
  • You are advised to exit the country before your visa expires.
  • This visa does not serve study purposes. You cannot be enrolled in any of the institutions of learning in the country.
  • If you are traveling with a pet, the animal must have a microchip, rabies vaccination and official veterinary certificate.

Malta Business visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay Variable

Visa Fee $60.00


Eligibility

  • This is type of visa issued to Nigerians traveling to Malta for business purposes.
  • You will need to provide an invitation letter from the Maltese company you will be visiting.
  • This letter will also contain their detailed address, accompanied with the dates of your trip.
  • If are employed, you will have to present a certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel.
  • Your bank statement from the last 6 months is needed.
  • Self-employed people will submit proof of business registration.
  • You cannot be gainfully employed while you are in the country with this visa.
  • Your passport must not be older than 10 years while applying for this visa and it must be valid for at least 3 months longer than the intended period of stay.

Malta Work visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay Variable

Visa Fee $60.00


Eligibility

  • If you’re planning on taking a job in Malta you might need to get a work visa first.
  • A worker from a non-EU country must first obtain a visa to enter Malta and then apply for the residence/work permit once in Malta.
  • Work permits in Malta are employer-specific (although there can be exceptions), occupation-specific, and location-specific, and are normally valid for one year.
  • If you are not a citizen of an EU country, you need an employment license in order to be able to work in Malta.
  • EU nationals [except citizens of Croatia], EEA and Swiss nationals do not require an employment license to work in Malta.
  • Third country nationals who are eligible for the Single Permit Application still require an employment license.
  • They also need to submit a health clearance form.
  •  Work permits must be secured for employees, and sponsored by a locally licensed and incorporated entity.

Malta Student visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay Variable

Visa Fee $60.00


Eligibility

  • A visa is required to study in Malta for a period longer than 90 days.
  • The Consulate of Malta requires applicants to apply for student visas directly — a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Consulate.
  • The Maltese student visa may take up to 2-3 months to be issued.
  • Unlike the visit visa, the student visa offers a longer duration.
  • A holder of the visa can stay in Malta for as long as their study curriculum permits.
  • Please note that non-EU/EEA nationals will not be able to obtain a visa to enter Malta if they apply for part-time day/ evening courses.
  • Following arrival and registration at the University, ALL international students who stay for more than 3 months (ie. 90 days) should apply for an e-Residence Permit.
  • When consulates require an appointment, this may need to be scheduled as much as 4 to 6 weeks in advance because appointment times are limited and fill quickly.
  • After the appointment, the visa processing time may take an additional 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Therefore, it could take as long as between 8 to 9 weeks from the time of application to when visa is finally issued.
Malta Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Malta

Address: 108 Adeniyi-Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos

Phone: Phone: +234 1 4706009, 8793880

Email: Email: maltaconsul.lagos@gov.mt