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All About the ETIAS Authorisation Malta

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System, or ETIAS, is scheduled to come into effect in late 2022 and becomes mandatory from 2023. In the meantime, Byevisa has gathered together all the information international travellers should know in preparation for your future travel plans.

Ready to tick the Blue Lagoon off your bucket list? Before travelling to this sunny island country, you must take care to get your travel authorisation in place.

As of late 2022, citizens of around 60 countries, including the USA, UK, Australia and Canada, can apply for the electronic ETIAS pass. Once your application has been approved, the 3-year authorisation allows you to visit Malta and other Schengen Area countries for up to 90 days at a time.

Getting your ETIAS authorisation is quick and hassle-free with Byevisa, allowing you to go ahead and book your holiday with peace of mind knowing your official documents are in order. Read on to learn more about who is eligible, travel requirements, restrictions and how to apply.

How the Malta ETIAS Is Different From a Malta Visa

If you are not a citizen of the European Union or Schengen Area, you need either the ETIAS or a visa in order to be allowed entry. Which document you need depends on your nationality.

The ETIAS is issued to citizens of countries that, before 2023, did not need a visa for the Schengen zone, which includes the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan and many more. It is valid for 3 years and can be used for multiple visits, as long as you do not surpass 90 days in any 6-month period. You’ve got to be travelling for tourism, business, transit or medical reasons.

On the other hand, a Malta visa is required for many countries, including India, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. A Schengen visa is valid for Malta, so that is one option you may want to keep in mind if you are planning a short visit.

Regardless of where you are from, anyone who wants to work or study long-term in the country needs a special visa that authorises you to do so.

Malta ETIAS Requirements for Eligible Countries

Do you need a visa to visit Malta? One way to check is by using the Byevisa checker tool below. Simply enter your nationality and destination, and your Malta visa requirements are displayed automatically.

Here you can see a list of the Malta visa-free countries whose citizens can apply for the ETIAS once the system comes into force in 2022, and are required to from 2023:

Albania
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
El Salvador
Federated States of Micronesia
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Honduras

Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Kiribati
Macau
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Nauru
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Taiwan
Timor Leste
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela

Is your country listed above? If so, you can apply for the ETIAS as long as you meet the following requirements:

  • Your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you intend to arrive for your visit.
  • You are travelling as a tourist, on business, in transit, or for medical reasons.
  • You are visiting for 90 days or less.
  • You must have a valid payment card (credit or debit) or PayPal account to apply online with Byevisa.

If you meet the requirements, you are ready to apply.

Application Process for ETIAS Malta

Here is how to apply for your Malta visit visa using the ETIAS system:

  1. Confirm that you are eligible for the ETIAS using the visa checker tool or by finding your country listed above.
  2. Track down your passport and make sure it doesn’t expire until at least 6 months after you plan to enter the country.
  3. Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page to start your online application, which should only take about 10 minutes to complete. See more about what’s on the form below.
  4. Choose your preferred processing speed: X, X or X days, depending on your needs.
  5. Enter your payment information.
  6. Click ‘Submit’ to send us your application.
  7. Check your email to see the confirmation message that your application has been received.
  8. Put your hands behind your head and lean back. You can rest easy now that Byevisa is taking care of your paperwork.
  9. Once the processing time has passed, check your email: your official travel authorisation will be waiting in your inbox. It is a good idea to print a copy and include it with your travel documents.

ETIAS – Application Form and Documents for Malta Travel

Byevisa’s Malta visit visa application form for the ETIAS is simple and straightforward. It is completely online, so you can apply at home or on the road.

On the first part of the form, you fill in the following details:

  • An email address where we can send you the travel document when it’s ready.
  • A telephone number we can call to get in touch with you if necessary.
  • Your home address.
  • The date you plan to arrive for your holiday.
  • Your first, middle and last names.
  • Your gender, as listed in your passport.
  • Your place and date of birth.
  • Your nationality.
  • Your passport information.

The second part of the form lays out some questions about your criminal and medical history. You must answer these questions truthfully so that the European Union can determine whether or not you might pose a high security or epidemic risk.

The third step is for you to decide when you want to receive your travel pass. There are 3 Malta tourist visa processing times for getting your ETIAS:

  • X-day Standard service for X USD.
  • X-day Rapid service for X USD.
  • X-day Highly Rapid service for X USD.

Payment is the final step. You can pay with PayPal, or enter the following details:

  • Credit or debit card number.
  • Name that appears on the card.
  • Card expiration date.
  • 3-digit security code found on the back of the card.

Before clicking ‘Submit’, we urge you to scroll up to the beginning of the form and look it over one last time to ensure everything is correct.

There are no additional documents required for the Malta visa when applying for the ETIAS, simply fill out and submit the online form and you receive your travel pass in your email inbox.

ETIAS Authorisation Malta – Status Checking

Once you submit your application, you know exactly when to expect your travel authorisation in your inbox, based on the Byevisa processing time you selected.

As soon as your application has been approved, Byevisa sends your travel pass directly to your regular email inbox. All you have to do is check your email.

In the very rare case that your application is not approved, or if there is an issue with your application, we send you an email to inform you of the reason and what you can do to resolve the problem.

If you have not received an email from us after the processing time has passed, please let us know by clicking the ‘ Status’ button from the top menu and sending us a short message. Our helpful customer service team will get back to you quickly.

How Much is an ETIAS Pass for Malta?

The ETIAS Malta visit visa fee is X USD for the authorisation, plus the cost of the Byevisa service, which varies depending on speed:

  • X-day Standard service for X USD.
  • X-day Rapid service for X USD.
  • X-day Highly Rapid service for X USD.

So, to calculate how much you pay in total, for example for the Standard service, take X USD plus X USD for a total of X USD. The total amount to pay is clearly displayed when you enter your payment information in the online form.

ETIAS Malta FAQ

Still have a few things to sort out before heading out to the ancient capital of Mdina or going cave diving in Comino? Check out our frequently asked questions and get the answers you need.

For citizens of many countries, yes. To see if you need a visa to travel to Malta, use our visa checker tool. Also, please keep in mind that visa-exempt countries can apply for the ETIAS authorisation starting in late 2022, and it’s mandatory from 2023.
You are able to decide when you want to get your travel pass by choosing your preferred processing time during application: X, X or X days.
Yes, this travel authorisation allows for Multiple Entries during the time it is valid. You can enter and exit the Schengen zone as many times as you’d like, as long as you respect the maximum of 90 days spent in the zone during any 6-month period.
Yes, we recommend that you print a copy and carry it with you when you travel. However, printing is not required because the pass is linked electronically to your passport.
No, this new system does not launch until late 2022. When it becomes available, you will be able to apply online quickly and easily with Byevisa.
When your authorisation is close to expiring, you can apply for a new one a maximum of 120 days before the expiration date. You must have a valid travel pass during your entire stay, so be sure to apply for a new one when you need to.
When your passport expires, your authorisation becomes invalid. When you get your new passport, apply for a new travel pass with your new passport number.
No, you do not need one if you stay for 90 days or less. However, you will need to apply for the ETIAS when the system goes into effect in late 2022.
No, US tourists don’t need a travel visa as long as you leave within 90 days. Please be aware that starting in late 2022, you need to apply for the ETIAS pass before you go.
This travel pass is valid for all of the 26 countries in the Schengen Area, including Italy, Greece and Spain. If you have somewhere in mind, make sure to confirm it is a Schengen Member State.
With the ETIAS, you can stay for up to 90 days during any 180-day period. You can split up the days over multiple trips if you prefer.
The European Union has a website with extensive bureaucratic information on the authorisation system, including the 2018 resolution that established the framework. Byevisa has collected the most useful information and organised it to make it easy to read and understand.
The authorisation remains valid for 3 years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. That does not mean you can stay for 3 years: the maximum stay is 90 days in any 6-month period.
Yes, the travel pass is free for travellers under age 18 or over age 70. However, every applicant must pay the Byevisa service charge to process your application.
It is very rare for applicants to be rejected. However, if this does occur, Byevisa will send you an email with the reason the EU provided for the rejection and information on next steps you can take.
If you have dual citizenship, choose which passport you prefer to travel with and make sure to apply for your authorisation using that passport only.
No, Singapore tourists are visa-exempt for trips up to 90 days. However, starting in late 2022 you must get the ETIAS authorisation before you travel.
See the image below for a clear idea of what your authorisation looks like when it arrives in your email inbox. We recommend you print a copy and keep it in your passport.
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