Russian visa for citizens of Malta

Published by Mike Lomberg June 4, 2020
Maltese passport cover

To enter Russia on any purpose, be it tourist, leisure, business or private trips citizens of most countries require a visa.

Do citizens of Malta need a visa to Russia?

Yes, they do!

A Russian visa is a stamp put in your passport by a Russian consular officer. There’s also an electronic visa type available in certain cases. Whichever type it is, it cannot be obtained in Russia, but at your country of residence prior to your trip. 

Now the process of visa application can seem pretty challenging and give you a lot of headache. We are here to help you navigate through it all with our step-by-step guide. Follow on to know how to get your Russian visa in a quick and inexpensive manner.

Step 1. Identify your visa type and set the travel dates. 

Before starting any procedures, you’ll have to understand which visa type will suit your purposes, and also set the dates for your trip. When choosing the most appropriate type of visa, take into consideration the duration of your stay, the number of entries you are going to make during the validity of your visa, the inviting Russian host and his ability to provide you with the required invitation. See below the overview of main Russian visa types. It will help you make up your mind.

Visa typesValidity periodTravel purpose
Tourist visa30 daystourism and leisure
Private visa90 daysprivate guest visits. Not recommendable: see why here
Business visa30 -90 days (up to 5 years max)
conducting business in Russia, looking for partners, negotiating, investing etc.
Transit visa3 -10 dayscrossing Russian territory on your way to another country
Student visa90 days and abovestudying a course in a Russian school or university
Work visa90 days and aboveworking under contract for a Russian employer
Electronic visa8 daysshort tourist, business or humanitarian visits

Russian Tourist visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

Russian Business and Humanitarian visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

You can alternatively order it from us here: Get your business invitation

Russian Private visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

Russian Student visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

Russian Work visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

Russian E-Visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if: 

Traveling on e-visa is still pretty limited, if you feel you want to travel without such limitations, consider applying for a standard tourist visa instead. 

Russian Transit visa for Maltese citizens

You need it if:

Important: If you make connection and stay at the airport transit zone, without passing passport and immigration control, you don’t need a visa. Otherwise, you require a transit visa.

If you travel to Kazakhstan or Belarus with connection in Russia you need a transit visa.

Step 2. Collect the documents for application

To be able to apply for a Russian entry visa you’ve chosen, you should collect a set of documents including:

Use our help to get your tourist confirmation to your email in 10 minutes: Get tourist confirmation

Use our help to obtain your business invitation to your email in 1 day here: Get business invitation

For regular visas fill the form at, print it on both sides, sign, and date.

For an E-visa, request professional help to fill the application here: Fill in the E-visa form

Note: E-visa applications must be filled not later than 4 days before your trip.

Read more about photo specifications here: Visa photo requirements. Glue the photo into the indicated field in the visa form

Step 3. Apply for a visa at the Russian Consulate in Malta

After you have gathered all necessary documents, you can finally apply for your visa. Citizens of Malta can do it at the Russian Consulate department in San Gwann.

You can apply only in person previously booking an appointment. 

Here are the contact details of the consulate:

Address: 25, Antonio Schembri Street, Kappara, San Gwann, SGN 4239 (entrance from the side of Triq ic-Ciefa)

Tel/Fax: 2137-1906

E-mail: [email protected]

Remember that along with the submission of documents you’ll need to pay the visa fee. It amounts to:

After you pay, you’ll be given a receipt, keep it because when you collect your passport back you’ll need to show it.

Step 4. Collect your passport and examine your visa stamp

A visa will be a stamp put into your passport by the Consular officer. Once you get notified that your visa process is finished and collect your passport, you should carefully examine the visa stamp. Pay special attention to the spelling of your names, passport number, dates of validity of visa and the number of entries indicated on it.

Russian visa stamp

If you see any mistakes, contact the consular department to have the corrected.

If everything is fine, start packing your bags. Don’t forget to take your invitation and the insurance policy with you.

Step 5. Obtain migration card and registration in Russia

There are two more documents you’ll need to obtain after you arrive to Russia:

A migration card is given to travelers free of charge by either personnel of transport companies or the officers of immigration control. A traveler has to fill two identical parts in block letters with pen and hand them to the officer, who then stamps them with the date of entry to Russia and returns one part to the traveler. When you leave the country you’ll need to return the document at immigration control.

Migration card given out on the Russian border

If you happen to lose it, you’ll need to turn to the local police or migration service office and ask for a duplicate.

Registration is required in case a traveler stays over 7 working days in Russia. You can get it at the hotel where you’ll be staying or ask your Russian host to make one for you at the local post or police office department. 

Registration made in Russia

Carry both documents in your passport during your trip.

With the help of this guide, you can choose the type of visa you need, collect the necessary documents and correctly apply for your visa by yourself. It will help you avoid using the services of some sketchy agencies offering their visa support and save your money on a package tour. 

I hope you’ll have a good experience while applying for your Russian visa, and come here to spend some wonderful time!

A view of the chruch and the Moscow university, Russia