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Depending on the purpose of your travel to Malta, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Malta Schengen Visa, accordingly.
You can apply for the Maltese Schengen Visa since 2007 when Malta as a Member State of the European Union also became a member state of the Schengen Area.
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The island nation of Malta is a popular destination for expatriates as well as international businesses. If your company is planning to expand operations to Malta, you’ll probably want to relocate a talented group of existing employees and hire some new team members abroad. While working in Malta certainly comes with its advantages, you’ll need to ensure that any foreign employees you hire have the appropriate visas and permits to do so legally.
If you’re not sure how to get a work visa in Malta, you run the risk of operational delays and even fees if your company is noncompliant with the local laws and regulations.
Malta offers a variety of visas for foreign nationals, including tourist visas, business visas, and visas for medical purposes. Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Malta to work have a few options when it comes to visas:
In addition to a long-stay visa, foreign employees will need a work permit. In Malta, this permit is known as an employment license.
If you are planning to visit Malta on a tourist visa, then you must know the visa requirements. Residents of EU/EEA nations do not require a visa to travel to Malta. They must register with the local authorities if their stay extends for more than 90 days.
If you are not an EU/EEA resident, you will need a short-term visa to visit Malta which is valid for 90 days. This short-term visa is also known as the Schengen visa. As you may be aware the Schengen visa is valid in all the European countries which are part of the Schengen agreement. Malta is one of the countries under the Schengen agreement.
With a Schengen visa you can travel to and stay in Malta and all the other 26 Schengen countries.
For longer courses, it is necessary to enter the country with a confirmation of enrolment with a maximum duration of 90 days for the tourist visa to be issued at the entrance of the country. Once the course has started, the student needs to apply for a visa extension, in other words, the exchange for the LONG STAY “D” student visa, which will be issued for a maximum stay of 365 days. This visa can only be requested in Malta in case there is no Malta Consulate in the student country.
The student visa for Malta is valid for courses lasting more than 3 months. However, it is necessary to request the same within Malta. It is important to know that the student must study 15 hours per week or more
International students can study and work in Malta if the course takes more than 90 days. English students in Malta are allowed to work from the 13th week
With the extended visa approved in Malta, the student can get a job and thus apply for a work permit. The student is allowed to work 20 hours a week legally. The minimum wage is approximately EUR4.60 per hour.
To apply for a visa extension, the student must attend the Central Visa Unit personally, which is Malta’s visa centre. It is recommended that the student request the extension of the course in the first 2 weeks after arriving in the country.
Payment of the application fee for this visa in the amount of 66.00 Euros (It might change). This fee must be paid in cash.
It is very important to bring all the documents mentioned below, which must be presented at the chosen school office in the first two weeks, in order to start the visa application process.
Documents must be in English. The time taken to analyses the visa application is about 4 weeks. During this process the student cannot leave Malta.
The school will deliver the missing documents and review all documents required to process the application.