Moving To Malta Checklist UK Citizens

Moving To Malta Checklist For UK Citizens

Malta is a small European country that is extremely popular among tourists. The country has lately been receiving numerous applications for Schengen Visas, with over 1.6 million tourists visiting every year.

UK residents will require a Schengen Visa to visit Malta. There are several documentation requirements that have to be fulfilled to support a Schengen Visa application. If you’re applying for a different visa type, the documentation requirements may differ. It is recommended to get in touch with a reliable immigration advice service for cases that involve dependents or long term stays.

Malta is well known for its architectural beauty and peaceful surroundings that this small island emanates. There are also numerous successful industries such as the financial services sector that is booming within Malta. Many individuals from the UK seek to move to Malta to find better opportunities to work.

Freedom To Explore Europe

By obtaining a valid visa to Malta, UK citizens can move freely around the Schengen area. This is a huge incentive for individuals looking to move to Malta as it provides access to all of Europe with a simple visa.

While your passport and other documentation is not required to be with you at all times, there could be instances where the Immigration Police may ask you to provide evidence of your visa.

Schengen Visa

The tourist Schengen visa is a short term visa is a short term visas for up to 90 days of stay. There are two types i.e., single entry or multiple entry visas. Depending on what type of visa you’ve been granted, you can plan your entry and/or exit dates accordingly. There is also an option for extending the visa due to unforeseen circumstances. An application must be submitted to the Central Visa Unit in Malta.

Golden Visa Permanent Residency

If you’re looking to permanently move to Malta from UK, there is a chance to obtain permanent residency through investing within the country. There are certain requirements that investors have to fulfill to qualify for the Golden Visa program.

There are numerous ways to invest, one is to rent property for a minimum of EUR 10,000 annually. If you decide to rent a property you would also have to make a donation of EUR 98,000 to the Malta Government, and a EUR 2000 donation to a Maltese NGO.

Another option is to purchase a property worth a minimum of EUR 300,000 with a government contribution of EUR 68,000. There is also a requirement to donate EUR 2000 to a Maltese NGO.

For each dependent that you would like to bring along, you have to provide a minimum of EUR 7,500 for adults and EUR 5000 for children. The applicant must be at least 18 years old and in good health to be eligible for the Golden Visa Residency program.

Checklist For Malta Visa:

We’ve listed out some of the common documents required to obtain a Malta Visa:

  • Valid Passport: Your UK passport must be valid till up to 3 months after your planned exit from the Schengen Area. It must also only be issued within the last 10 years. Passports older than 10 years are not acceptable.
  • Proof of Citizenship: You must have documentation proving that you are residing within the UK legally.
  • Passport size photos: It is recommended that you use recent photos, preferably taken within the last 3-4 months. The background should be plain, preferably grey. Most importantly, the face should be completely visible. Make sure there are no face coverings or big accessories.
  • Valid Travel Insurance: Proof of purchase of valid Travel insurance that covers the entire Schengen area and provides coverage of a minimum of 30,000 euros.
  • Ability To Support: This requirement is in place to ensure that you have enough finances to support yourself during your stay. The requirement for a Malta Visa is 48 euros a day for the number of days you’re planning to stay. This could be in the form of a bank statement or a sponsorship letter from someone in Malta. The bank statement should be recent, within the last three months.
  • Application Form: Fill out this form carefully to provide correct information the first time around. This form is the basis of your application, and each detail will be verified by the immigration body.
  • Proof of Accommodation: You need to provide evidence that you have a valid place to stay in Malta. This could be in the form of a hotel booking, rental agreement or a formal letter of invitation from a Maltese host. Details such as hotel name, landlord details or host details are required when submitting this information.


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