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About Malta

Malta, an archipelago located in the Mediterranean, became a British Crown Colony in the early 19th century and remained so until 21 September 1964, when it became an independent sovereign state. In 1974, Malta was declared a Republic. Malta is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations. Soon after independence, Malta was admitted to the Council of Europe.

The mid-1980s saw the transformation of Malta into a flourishing economic hub. Malta began to be seen by the international community as an attractive freight trans-shipment point, financial centre, and tourist destination. The manufacturing industry also continued to expand. It was around this time when Malta began demonstrating interest in becoming a member of the European Community.

Malta eventually joined the European Union (EU) in May 2004, and its adoption of the euro (EUR) took place a few years later, on 1 January 2008. The capital city of Malta is Valletta, and the official languages are Maltese and English.

The Maltese financial services industry has grown substantially in recent years (especially following EU membership) and is one of the faster growing sectors, taking advantage of a number of key attributes that Malta offers, including a highly-skilled workforce, excellent service, competence, technical infrastructure, and robust legislative and regulatory frameworks, including tax efficiency.

Passport Requirements:

Original, plus one copy of information page of signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Malta, issued within the last ten years and with at least two blank passport pages available for a Malta student visa. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Malta visas.

Malta Visa Application Form:

One original Malta visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.

Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

Other Forms:

Student Status Letter from your university faculty, and one copy.

Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Two copies of computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Malta and onward flight.

Medical Requirements:

Original and one copy of proof of travel/medical insurance to cover the duration of your visit. The insurance company will provide you with a certificate to include in your application.

Proof of Sufficient Funds:

Evidence of sufficient funds (minimum 48 Euros per day) to support stay in Malta, such as most recent bank statement or international credit card statement.

In Person Appearance:

The Consulate requires applicants to make a personal appearance to apply for this visa. These instructions are provided as a guide to help with this process. We recommend that you contact your nearest Consulate directly to confirm requirements and make an appointment to apply in person.

Visa Processing Time:

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 an approximate 8 to 9 weeks from the time the student sends a request to Travisa, to when they receive the passport and visa back from the consulate.

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, and a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Consulate. Travisa can help manage your in person filing and insure that the in person appearance is a success. The Government of Malta has launched a fresh Student Visa policy with the aim of streamlining the process of offering documents for immigration. It hopes that this will make Malta an attractive option for overseas students when compared with other EU nations. Amongst the challenges posed by the current system, the biggest is the lack of diplomatic or consulate presence in some nations. This forces prospective students to travel to other regions or nations just for the visa application, as quoted by the Xinhuanet.

The new student visa policy launched by Malta will enable students to submit an online visa application form.  They will also be able to utilize the services of external providers functioning in the regions with the absence of diplomatic or Consulate presence.

The Identity Malta, Ministry of Education, and Police have launched a system for sharing of data. This will check the abuse of the system. Passports and other ID documents are offered by the agency Identity Malta.

The fresh Student Visa policy will also offer the students the chance to work in the nation from the commencement of their visa. This is apart from facilitating the arrival to Malta. The hours of work will be restricted to 20 hours weekly. The students who complete their higher education will also have the option to extend their visa by 6 months.

The Ministry of Education in Malta has issued a statement. It elaborates that the fresh policy will permit the nation to remain competitive. This will also help to retain the highly talented overseas nationals. Passport requirements include originals with one copy of the information page of the passport with signatures. The passport must have been issued in the last 10 years.

  • University of Malta Msida
  • American University of Malta
  • Middlesex University Malta
  • The European Graduate School

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