Visa Advice for Foreign Nationals

Opening Hours

 

The Consulate General is open from Sunday to Thursday 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs, and from 10:00hrs to 11:00hrs on Thursdays for visa applications.


An appointment is required for visa applications. Please call on +213 021929717/56 or send an email on maltaconsulate.algiers@gov.mt to book an appointment or to request further information on the visa application process.

 

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 General will remain closed on the following dates:


New Year

Tuesday

1 January

Amazigh New Year

Sunday

12 January

Freedom Day

Tuesday

31 March

Good Friday

Friday

10 April*

Sette Giugno

Sunday

7 June

Eid al Fitr

Sunday to Monday

24 – 25 May**

Independence Day Alg

Sunday

5 July

Islamic New Year

Thursday

20 August**

Victory Day

Tuesday

8 September

Independence Day

Monday

21 September

Mawlid

Wednesday

28 October**

Revolution Day

Sunday

1 November

Republic Day

Sunday

13 December

Christmas

Friday

25 December*


(*) fall on weekends.

(**) may move because these are based on the lunar calendar.



Visas


  • At the Consulate

 

Visa applicants may submit their applications in person directly at the Consulate 26 Freres Boufattit El Biar, via appointments only.  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.


  • At the Visa Application Centre – Algiers; Oran

 

​Alternatively, visa applications may be submitted at the Visa Application Centres in Algiers [Cite Boutelja Houidef Ben Aknoun] and in Oran [Cite El Othmania (Ex Maraval) Angle “C” Oran]. For further information and for booking appointments, please visit: www.vfsglobal.com/malta/algeria.



  • 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 a 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 15 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 General 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

 

Payment is done in Algerian Dinars, 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.



  • 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.