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.
- ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP.
- ESTA is administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protect (CBP) in Washington D.C., independent of the U.S. Embassy in Valletta.
- Apply for an ESTA authorization.
- Frequently Asked Questions concerning ESTA.
- 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you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program and/or that your ESTA authorization is no longer valid, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at as soon as possible in advance of your desired travel.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.