MALTA BUSINESS VISA APPLICATION 07 December 2020 88 views 7 min. read

Despite its small size, this European island nation is home to great entertainment and breathtaking beauty. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is famous all over the world for its unique architecture and charm of the capital city of Valletta, along with its unique beaches. You can also make your business trip to Malta, which is one of the ideal countries for relaxing and having a pleasant vacation. If you want to travel to Malta and want to do business as well as explore this fascinating country, you can apply for a Malta business visa. You can read more about the documents you will need when applying for a business visa, the letter of invitation and the general visa procedure in this article.

Malta Visa Types

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You can travel to Malta, which is included in the list of Schengen countries, using a Malta Schengen visa. The reasons for applying for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trip, medical examination or treatment, short-term study, exchange programs and many other non-permanent nuances. Those who wish to receive long-term education (such as bachelor's, master's, doctoral studies, etc.) in Malta with a duration of more than 90 days or to work permanently in an institution located here can also apply for a Maltese national visa if they have official invitations or acceptance letters from those educational and work institutions. they can.

You can also apply for the "business visa" type of Malta Schengen visa for your short-term business trip. Note that a short-term business visa does not give you the right to work permanently in Malta, this visa is provided for you to carry out your own business trip.

Malta Schengen Visa

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Like all Schengen visas, the Malta Schengen visa is available in single-entry and multiple-entry types. In any case, you can also apply for long-term visas, i.e. for three months, six months, one year, two years or five years. After obtaining a Malta Schengen visa, it is possible to enter any Schengen country. However, in any case, we recommend that you make your first entry into the Schengen area from the country where you received your visa, i.e. Malta. Otherwise, if you try to enter the Schengen area with a Malta visa from another country, if you do not mention it during your visa application, in rare cases, it may become a problem for you, the border service of that country may turn you back and not allow you to enter the country. This experience has been experienced in some cases and therefore we advise you to avoid this risk.

If you are applying for a Malta Schengen visa, you must indicate the maximum number of days you will be staying in Malta during your trip.

Package of Documents for Malta Schengen Visa Application

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When applying for a Malta Schengen visa, you must submit the following documents:

Original and copy of the first page of your foreign passport
Copies of your previous visas and entry-exit stamps, if applicable
A copy of your identity card
Reference from the place of work* and, if applicable, an extract from the salary card (for persons studying, a reference from the educational institution) Employment reference from e-government portal
Bank account statement* and statement in your name. (Detailed information about the amount is mentioned below)
Copies of extracts* of properties in your name and a copy of your car's passport, if applicable
Proof of your marital status* (copy of your marriage certificate if you are married, birth certificates if you have children under 18 or divorce certificate if your marriage has broken down)
2 pieces of 3.5x4.5 size, biometric and your photo on a white background
Airline reservations you make for your trip
Hotel reservations you made for your trip
Schengen-compliant travel insurance that will fully cover your trip
Application form filled in English
A formal invitation letter for the business institution, event or meeting you are going to

Documents marked with "*" must be submitted to the embassy in English. If you have obtained the original of the document in Azerbaijani rather than in English, in this case, each of these documents must be translated into English and certified by a notary and submitted to the embassy.


If you do not have the original of the invitation letter, you can submit a scanned version to the embassy in printed form. The invitation letter must have the signature and seal of the institution that invited you. Also, on the invitation letter, the name of the invited person, that is, your name, and additionally, if possible, your date of birth, passport number, and travel dates must be mentioned. If your place of stay is organized by the institution that invited you, in this case, you may not include a hotel reservation in your documents if the address of your stay is mentioned in the invitation letter sent to you.

After your documents have been accepted, in any case, during your visa procedure, you may receive a call from the embassy and you may be asked to submit new documents. In some cases, it has been seen that the Italian embassy, which is the destination for the Malta visa, during the visa procedure, requires the applicants to buy the hotels they have booked and submit the documents confirming this to the embassy.

The amount in your bank account is based on the travel dates you have indicated, i.e. the length of your stay in Schengen, the price of the flight tickets and hotels you have booked, etc. varies depending. In general, it is recommended that you have at least AZN 3,000-5,000 in your bank account for a one-week trip (equivalent to Euros or US dollars). This amount should fully cover your travel plan. When calculating the amount, you can sum up the average daily cost of 70-80 euros for each day you indicate that you will stay in the Schengen area with the price of your ticket and hotel reservations, and expect a little higher than the figure you received.

If your expenses are covered by the institution that invited you, this must be mentioned in the invitation letter. In this case, you may not provide a statement from your bank account, but in any case it is advisable to show a small amount in your account in your name.

If you are an entrepreneur, you can submit the documents that will replace the certificate from the workplace (a copy of the TIN, a certificate issued by the Ministry of Taxes about your turnover, an extract from the register of your company) to the embassy. If you are not working, studying or in any case sponsoring another person to cover the costs of your trip, in this case a copy of that person's identity card, proof of employment (if self-employed, the documents listed above), proof of bank account and statement (this bank account can be both in your name and in the name of the sponsor), if you have a family bond, a document confirming this (for example, if it is a parent, your own birth certificate, if it is a brother or sister, both of your birth certificates, etc.) and a paper about sponsorship to the embassy must be submitted. If the applicant is under 18 years of age, in this case, if he is traveling alone, a copy of the permission document to leave the country from both parents or, if he is traveling with one of the parents, must also be submitted during the visa application.

It should be noted that even if you submit documents such as TIN, turnover certificate from the Ministry of Taxes, extract from the register of your company or sponsorship paper, permission paper, you must have each of these documents translated and certified into English by a notary.

Visa Procedure


The application for the Malta Schengen visa is made at the Visametric visa application center of the Italian Embassy. The decision on the visa is made by the consul at the consular department of the Italian embassy in Baku.

It is possible to schedule a visa appointment to submit documents by contacting the Italy Visametric visa application center at +994 12 599 88 11 on weekdays from 08:30 to 18:30.

Visa application can be made no earlier than 6 months before the date of the trip. As a rule, all applicants must be personally present when submitting documents.

The Schengen visa procedure usually takes 10 calendar days (excluding official non-working days related to holidays) from the date of application. However, experience shows that if everything is in order with the documents and in a period where there are not many visa applications, the answer can be clear in 2-3 working days. In some cases, the embassy can give the answer even one day before the flight date.

When submitting the documents, a 35 euro visa fee and a 21 euro visa center service fee are paid. Fees are paid at the cash desks of the visa center, only in manats, according to the quarterly exchange rate approved by the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Baku.

Probability of Malta Schengen Visa

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As when applying for a visa at the embassy of any country, your chances of getting a visa in Malta depend on the state of your profile. Your workplace and position should be normal, your monthly income should be in the standard salary range and higher (in experience, visas have been issued to people with monthly income in the range of 400-600 AZN many times), you should show enough money in your bank account to cover your entire trip, the nuances that bind you to the country ( presence of property in your name, presence of family and children) and travel history are factors that increase your chances of getting a Malta Schengen visa. For those who have no previous Schengen visa, the Italian embassy can be considered relatively risky as a first visa application option. When applying for a business visa, the official letter of invitation you will present can increase your chances of getting a visa. If the purpose and reason for the trip stated in your invitation letter is related to your field of work or if you have made similar business trips before, these nuances will have a positive impact on your profile.

Malta Visa Support


We,  as company, can help you during your application for a Malta Schengen visa. If you use our visa support service, our service includes making an appointment at the embassy on your behalf, filling out your application form, professionally preparing your documents, booking your flight tickets that will cover your trip, will include booking or purchasing hotels according to your wishes, setting up your travel tour plan for the visa, making travel insurance to cover your trip, consulting, following your visa procedure. Note that the travel insurance fee will be calculated in addition to our service fee. The insurance fee is usually in the range of 16-18 AZN for 1 week. You can get this insurance yourself. We can also assist you with notarizing and notarizing your documents in English. The additional fee for each document will be 16 AZN . In general, our company's Malta Schengen business visa support service fee is  69 AZN per person.

You can click here to place your order, contact 050/55-3000135 for more information.

Big fun on a small island! Happy travels!

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