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Expedited Appointments

If you are a resident of Malta applying for a nonimmigrant visa with demonstrated urgent medical or humanitarian need to travel and you are unable to schedule an appointment that will accommodate travel, you may request an emergency appointment.

Last minute ESTA denials or travel plans for pleasure generally do not constitute a legitimate basis for an expedited appointment, particularly given our short visa appointment wait time. Moreover, if the Consular Officer approves your visa after the interview, the U.S. Embassy still will require a minimum of 48 hours to process that visa. Same day visas are not possible.

To request an expedited appointment, send an e-mail to consularmalta@state.gov.

Note: The granting of an expedited appointment in no way guarantees visa issuance. U.S. law places the burden of qualifying for any visa solely on the applicant.