Visa Waiver Program

Citizens of Malta and 37 other Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries may apply to travel to the United States without a visa for business or leisure trips of up to 90 days.  The VWP applies to all territories of the United State of America, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US-Virgin Islands.



  • Please see the new VWP/ESTA eligibility requirements.
  • If you are a citizen of a VWP partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program and/or that your ESTA authorization is no longer valid, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at as soon as possible in advance of your desired travel.
  • Nationals of VWP countries who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions) or dual nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Sudan are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the VWP.