Central Visa Unit
- Completed and signed visa application form duly filled in English, together with one recent passport-sized photo;
- Valid passport, showing at least three blank pages, with a validity period beyond the duration of the entire course plus three (3) months;
- Proof of sufficient financial means which are equivalent to 75% of the national minimum wage for every month of study;
- Air ticket/s to the final destination with the return trip, where applicable;
- Host/hotel confirmation for the duration of the course;
- Letter of sponsorship, including a copy of the identification document and contact details of sponsor/s, if the applicant is sponsored by a third party;
- Proof of scholarship, if applicable;
- Students who are not pursuing a higher-education qualification must provide an enrolment/ acceptance letter from a local education institution licensed by the national regulator. For courses below MQF level 5, the documentation must include a confirmation that the student will be covering a minimum of 15 contact hours per week, a copy of the timetable and a schedule of lessons per month of study.
- Students who are pursuing a higher-education qualification must provide an enrolment/acceptance letter from a local education institution licensed by the national regulator. The document must include a confirmation that 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) are obtained within a maximum period of one year. The same proportion will be applied for other credit systems. These students also must present evidence of the timetable and a schedule of lessons per month of study.
- Proof of sufficient language proficiency to be eligible to apply for the selected course of study;
- Travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000;
- Full-refund medical health insurance from a recognised provider covering the entire duration of the course. The policy must cover the entire duration of the course and not the duration of the visa originally issued to the applicant;
- Birth certificate/family book, in case of minors;
- Authorisation of the two parents or legal guardians, in case of minors. The authorisation document must be duly authenticated. In case of any doubts the Consul may always request further information or documents;
- Passport data page of both parents or legal guardians, in case of minors;
- Proof of payment received by the education institution related to the applicant’s course:
- For courses of a value of up to €1,000, the receipt covering full payment shall be requested;
- For courses of a value of more than €1,000 but less than €2,500, the receipt covering up to 75% of the course shall be requested;
- For courses of a value that is equal to or higher than €2,500, the receipt covering up to 50% of the course shall be requested;
- Any additional documents that may be deemed necessary by the Consular Post.
- Non-arrivals of student/s in Malta who have therefore not reported to the school;
- Any changes in accommodation arrangements or course of study of the students;
- Unjustified students’ absence from the school, or;
- Any other relevant matters which may lead the authorities to revoke an issued visa or residence permit.
- Schools may be obliged to forward to IMA monthly attendance records of each student issued with a visa or residence permit. IMA may also request a progress report on individual students.
- IMA and the Police Immigration Office may carry out physical inspections at the school and monitor attendance of the students concerned. Any information concerning irregularities of shortcomings by the schools with respect to immigration matters will be passed on to the relevant national regulators for any action which may be deemed appropriate.
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