Note: This information was last updated on February 23, 2010. See the embassy website for confirmation: http://mt.china-embassy.org/eng/
Mailed applications are not acceptable and will be refused. You may submit the application to the visa office of the Chinese Embassy in Malta; if you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent on your behalf to transact your application affairs. No appointment is required. Interviews may be required by the visa officer if necessary.
Except for a neatly, truly and completely filled out L Visa Application Form, applicants also need to provide following materials:
All Malta visas cost €60 regardless of number of entries or duration of stay, including a single-entry L visa , twice-entry L visa , 6-month multiple-entry L visa, 12-month multiple-entry L visa;
You can pay the fee on the following methods. One is over the Counter Payment: calling at the BOV branch network with pink Pickup Form to effect payment or you can make an Online Payment: using BOV internet banking to effect payment The consular officer will give you instructions on payment when you submit your application at the visa office.
Visas can be picked up on or after the pick-up date specified in the receipt. The receipt must be presented. Applicants can pay and pick up visas themselves or send an entrusted person or travel agency with the receipt.
Chinese public holidays include New Year's Day, Chinese New Year's Day, All Souls' Day, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-autumn Day and National Day. Maltese public holidays include New Year's Day, Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck, and Feast of St. Joseph, Freedom Day, Good Friday, Workers' Day, Sette Giugno, Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Feast of the Assumption, Feast of Our Lady of Victories, Independence Day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Republic Day and Christmas Day.