If you are a holder of a Maltese passport and planning on travelling to the US in the near future for a short period of time here is what you need to know. ESTA the Electronic System for Travel Authorization permits Maltese citizens to enter the US without applying for a visa. All you need to have is a valid passport and 10 minutes of your time to fill out the online application and our team will take care of the rest while you plan your trip.
ESTA Application for Maltese Citizens
The ESTA Malta is a pre-authorization to travel to the US. The ESTA allows citizens of Malta to visit the U.S. for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes without a visa for up to 90 days per visit. Once the applicant submits their personal information and answers all the security questions The United States national security team revises the information and later decides if the applicant is allowed the entrance in the US. After receiving your approved ESTA it allows you to enter the US where you will need to pass through Homeland Security. Upon your arrival you must present your passport which has been linked to your ESTA as well as the approved travel authorization, you may print it although it is not necessary. ESTA can also be used as a US transit visa. Maltese citizens must apply online for ESTA. ESTA is required prior to boarding the air or sea vessel to the United States, and should be applied for at least 72 hours before departure. It is important to note that the ESTA visa waiver for Malta is not a visa, it is an authorization to travel to the US and cannot be guaranteed for all Maltese citizens.
ESTA visa Requirements for Maltese Citizens
The process of applying online for your ESTA couldn’t be easier. To apply for your ESTA you will need the following:
- Valid passport from Malta which is valid for at least six months when entering the US.
- Credit card.
- Email address.
If you have all the mentioned above you can now apply for your ESTA. When applying online you will need to enter your personal information, passport data as well as answering a few security questions, once that is done all that is left is to submit the payment and our team will take care of the rest. When applying for your ESTA you will be asked questions about your accommodation in the US, information on your criminal background, passport information, your travels plans as well as information on your employer.
Please, note that the applications should be submitted at least 72 hours prior to departure to the U.S. An approved ESTA can be revoked at any time and does not guarantee admission to the U.S. You may use your ESTA for multiple entries although one entry must not exceed 90 days of stay. Your ESTA will be valid for 2 years or until the expiry date of your passport whichever comes first, if your passport has expired unfortunately your ESTA will become invalid.
Although ESTA is meant for all citizens of Malta, it still has some regulations, which regulates when an individual meets the criteria to be able to apply for an ESTA. However, this easy application for a travel authorization is made possible to only the VWP countries’ citizens.
How can I apply for an ESTA from Malta?
If you are an Maltese national holding a valid passport and planning to travel to the US for tourism, nonprofit business activities, medical or transit reasons for a short period of time which will not extend 90 days per entry you have all the necessary grounds to apply and obtain your ESTA. The process of applying for your Electronic System of Travel Authorization is simple; applying online will only take you 10 minutes, as our team is available 365 days a year your ESTA will be approved in 1-3 days. We recommend our clients to apply for their ESTA at least 72 hours before the departure as well as making sure that you qualify for the ESTA requirements to avoid delays and denials regarding your ESTA. If the applicant has any questions they can always contact our customer support team which will answer in less than 24 hours.
Before applying for your ESTA please make sure you qualify for all the requirements and answer the questions while applying truthfully, travelers have to make sure that they do not overstay the 90 day period to avoid any inconveniences. Once the ESTA is approved, unfortunately the corrections are no longer possible.
Our team is always ready to help our clients before applying as well as answering your questions after receiving your ESTA approval.