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Visas Into Malta​

Should you require a visa to enter Malta, ESE can assist you with your visa application.

How do you apply for a Visa? 

New procedure for Visa Exempt Nationals travelling to Malta 1st May 2024 onwards.

Booking your language stay for up to 12 weeks:
There are no changes for Visa Exempt Nationals booking a stay for up to 12 weeks. Visa Exempt Nationals are still allowed to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days without the need to apply for a student visa. Please to the Visa Exempt Countries by clicking here.

Booking your language stay for more than 12 weeks:
With the new procedure now in place, students can apply for a student visa at the closest VFS centre before travelling to Malta. The estimate processing time is 6 to 8 weeks.
Which documents do you need to apply?

Please click here for the list of documents required to apply.

How much does it cost to apply?

A visa appointment fee must be paid to ESE for the visa appointment.  There are currently two options for the visa appointment fee as follows:
1. Standard Service – 100 Euro for appointments with date in at least 3 weeks time from the appointment booking date.
2. Extended Visa Service – 150 Euro for appointments with date less than 3 weeks from the appointment booking date.
Do I need to pay anything else apart from the Visa Appointment fee? 

On the day of your appointment you will have to pay the Visa application fee as follows:

1. Standard Service – 100 Euro.
2. Extended Visa Service – 150 Euro.

What is the process to apply?

1. ESE will book for the student an appointment at the closest VFS centre upon agreeing on a day and time within the slots available. Date and time of the appointment must be confirmed to ESE via email along with confirmation of the student´s contact details (email and phone number).
IMPORTANT: once an appointment is booked, the date cannot be changed. If students cancel or miss the appointment, they will have to pay again the visa appointment fee to book another appointment.

2. On the day of the appointment, students go to the VFS centre at the agreed time and present the required document as well as their passport. A Visa application fee of EUR 100.00 will have to be paid on spot – please note the application fee may be subject to changes.

3. The application will be processed and once finalized students will collect their passport at the VFS. Alternatively, at an additional charge they can opt to have it delivered at home.
NOTE: A phone interview in English might also be part of the processing stage.
Once students obtain their student visa, they will be able to use their 90 days visa free period in the Schengen Area at the end of the study period.

Chinese Entry Visas

Chinese students must apply for their Entry Visa to Malta at the Malta Visa Application Centre/VFS Global in Beijing. For further information and application forms please visit the following website:



A complete Entry Visa application includes an Acceptance Letter, Confirmation Letter and a Pro-forma invoice from ESE which can only be issued once the booking is confirmed and a non-refundable payment of €200 is received by ESE.



It usually takes 10 working days for the Embassy to approve an Entry Visa application. As soon as the entry Visa is approved students must inform ESE accordingly and advise details of the their flight and pay the balance of the full amount of the booking.



Kindly note that the Embassy of Malta in Beijing requires proof of payment from ESE before the student applicants can collect their Entry Visa from the Embassy.


You can get more information about Visas for entry to Malta by visiting the following link:



You can also get details about the Embassies of Malta in various countries by visiting the following link:

What is the refund procedure in case my visa is refused?

ESE’s Terms & Conditions apply.  Please refer to the following page for more information.