Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals

Opening Hours

 

The Consulate is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 0830hrs to 1230hrs for general queries and for submission of visa applications.

 

For more information on the submission of visa applications please refer below.

  

Due to seasonal large number of applications, an appointment may not be available for several weeks. Applicants must book their appointments in good time before travel. 

 

The Consulate will remain closed on the following dates:

 

 

Date (2018)

Holiday

1 January 2018

New Year’s Day

25 January 2018

Revolution Anniversary

30 March 2018

Good Friday

31 March 2018

Freedom Day

8 April 2018

Easter (for Easterns)

9 April 2018

Sham el Nessim

7 June 2018

Sette Gugnio

17 June 2018

Eid el-Fitr

23 July 2018

National Day of Egypt

23 August 2018

Eid el-Adha

8 September 2018

Victory Day

21 September 2018

Independence Day

13 December 2018

Republic Day

25 December 2018

Christmas Day

 

Visas


  • At the Visa Application Centre

 

Visa applications may be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centre at Abou El Feda Str, 3rd Floor, Abou El Feda Building, Zamalek, Cairo (Beside Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower). In Alexandria, applications can be submitted at the VFS Visa Application Centre at 696, Office #1, First Floor,Al Horeya Street, Lauran, From Shaarawy St, in front of American Furniture. For further information and for booking appointments, please visit: http://www.vfsglobal.com/malta/egypt/.



  • At the Consulate

 

Visa applicants may submit their applications in person directly at the Consulate in 1, 2nd Floor, Apt. 24, El Saleh Ayoub Street, Zamalek, Cairo, via appointments only.  Please call on +20227362368/9 or send an email on visa.cairo@gov.mt to book an appointment or to request further information on the visa application process.  Biometric data will be collected during the appointment using a quick, discreet, and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner. Your face must be clearly visible for a photograph to be taken.

 

Click here for further information on whether you need to apply for a Schengen visa for your travel to Malta.

 

Click here for information for non-EU nationals who are family members to EU nationals.

 

Click here to download an Application for Schengen Visa. Additional documentation needs to be provided to support the application form. Refer to the section below for more information.

 

Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry to the Schengen zone. Visa holders are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border.



  • Required Documentation

 

Visa applications must be in writing with all details filled in. The application must be wholly and legibly completed, and signed by the applicant. The applicant must also provide:

 

(a)  A valid travel document (passport), validity of which must not be less than 3 months.

(b)  A recent passport-size photograph, in colour, and taken against a white background, with face clearly visible.

(c)   The visa fee. Refer to the visa fee section below.

(d)  The service fee if the application is lodged at VFS Visa Application Centre.

(e)  A travel medical insurance covering emergency medical, hospitalisation, and repatriation (including in case of death). The minimum cover should be of EUR 30,000. This insurance must be valid for the entire Schengen area and throughout the duration of the stay.

(f)   Supporting documentation: purpose of visit, means of transport (such as a valid flight return ticket), means of subsistence during the journey and stay, and accommodation arrangements.

 

The Consulate may ask applicants for any other supporting documents it deems necessary. To this effect, it is recommended that applicants contact the Consulate or External Service Provider beforehand for further details.

 

Further information on what documentation is required can be found at https://identitymalta.com/supporting-documents/ and at https://identitymalta.com/documents-according-to-purpose-of-visit/.



  • Application Processing

 

Applications for Schengen Short-Stay Visas (C Visas) can be lodged within 3 months prior to the planned trip. Applications are in most cases reviewed within 7-15 days. In individual cases, the review period can be extended up to 30 days, and in exceptional cases up to 60 days. Some Schengen States require that they are consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to 7 calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed on the following list.

 

It is recommended not to lodge a visa application later than 21 days prior to the planned trip, as it cannot be otherwise guaranteed it will be reviewed in time. Holders of multiple-entry Schengen Short-Stay Visas can lodge a visa application before this visa has expired, provided it has been valid for at least 6 months.

 

The Consulate will not be liable to loss of travel expenses due to late submission of applications.



  • Passports and Fees

 

Passports much be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from Malta for a single entry Schengen visa.

 

Kindly note that only passports that have been issued during the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa. If your passport was issued more than 10 years ago and has been extended, the application might not be processed. Applicants are kindly requested to apply for a new passport at their Embassy or High Commission.

 

 

Visa Fees

Schengen Visa

€60

Schengen Visa (0-6 Years)

€0

Schengen Visa (6-12 Years)

€35

Schengen Visa (Family Members of EU and Swiss Nationals)

€0

Schengen Visa (for Countries with Visa Facilitation Agreements)

€35

 

 

Payment is done in Egyptian Pounds, cash only, and depending on the exchange rate on the date of the application. Cheques are not acceptable. No visa fees are refundable whatever the outcome of the application.

 

All visas related to applications submitted at the Visa Application Centres will be delivered through the centres. Please note that the ​Mission is not responsible for any loss or delay of passports and supporting documents once these have left the Mission.



  • Right to Appeal

 

Visa applications undergo careful consideration and might be refused. Applicants who have been refused or have had their visa annulled or revoked, have the right to appeal against such decisions to the Immigration Appeals Board within 15 days of the notification of such decision.

 

Full information can be found within the refusal letter once delivered to the applicant. Such letters also include the reasoning behind the refusal decision. Any communication to the Immigration Appeals Board should be addressed as follows:

 

            The Secretary

            Immigration Appeals Board

            109, Triq Zekka

            Valletta VLT 1517

            MALTA

 

Or via email on the following address: visa.appeals@gov.mt.