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Visa and Passport
British overseas citizen - Malta visa?
edited December 2010
I am a British Overseas Citizen living in the UK with "right of readmission" - do I need a visa to go to Malta for 8 days or not? I am travelling (hopeflly!) on Friday, so quick answers would be greatly appreciated! Many Thanks.
According to the Maltese Government site you do need a visa:
the following categories of Nationalities are also required to be in possession of an entry visa:
1. British Citizens who are not nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Purpose of community Law:
* British Overseas Territories Citizens who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom
· British Overseas Citizens
· British Subjects who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom
· British Protected Persons
You can apply for your visa at the Malta High Commission in London: +44 (0)20 7292 4800.
Thanks very much for your reply. I have been searching the web for a long time and have found conflicting advice - some say I will need a visa, whereas others say I only need a visa if staying for longer than 90 days (e.g. http://www.wordtravels.com/Travelguide/Countries/Malta/Visa). How do I know which is true and which isn't? Also, do you know if I will be able to get a visa before Friday? Can I buy one on entrance to the country?
I am further confused by the fact that my Aunt (who is also a British Overseas Citizen) travelled to Malta without a visa in 2004. Have the rules changed since then?
Many Thanks/sorry for the excessive questions!
Hi - yes, I also found conflicting info, but would defer to the official government source I posted above - i/e you need the visa. Why not call the embassy and ask how long it takes - in all likelihood its a fast turn around. I would not risk turning up at the border without the visa. Let us know how you got on please!
The embassy number either says it is busy or temporarily unavailable. They are open from 9.30-12.30, so maybe their phone is only available at those times as well. It says to discuss visas I have to call to make an appointment, but how can I do that when they are not picking up the phone?! I think I will turn up at the embassy 9.30am tomorrow morning, but even then, what if they don't see me without appointment? I'm so confused.
Many thanks for all your help.
An additional point: France (http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Do-you-need-a-visa.html) and Denmark (http://www.denmark.alloexpat.com/denmark_information/entry_visa_denmark.php) have both signed the Schengen Agreement (as has Malta) and they say that I am able to travel to these countries visa-free for up to 3 months. Aren't the same rules applicable for the rest of the Schengen Area (including Malta?). If anyone could tell me if this is the case, I would be very grateful.
I am considering being at the Maltese high commission when they open tomorrow, but even if I do need a visa - can I get one within 48 hours?
So do you have a Schengen visa already?
Hello, Im pilipina going to london on Dec. 17 then my bf want to take me with him going to malta on January 7, 2013.. I try to apply shengen visa here in philippines but they didnt affrove my visa cos they process the visa for 2 weeks.. is there possible i can apply shengen visa in London even im just a tourist in London from Philippines? thank u hope u can reply to my message asap..
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