Where to apply
Starting from December 2016, Ukrainian citizens who intend to submit documents for a Schengen short-term visa have to apply at the nearest visa centre of the Embassy of Spain in Ukraine. Visa centers are located in Kyiv, Donets'k, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv.
Those seeking long-stay national visa (type D) can apply at any visa centre of Malta in Russian Federation. If you do not want to go to Russia yourself, you or your employer need to contact Identity Malta Agency for authorization to submit documents and biometric information at the designated embassy in a third country.
In order to obtain Schengen visa, the applicant must comply with all applicable rules and regulations, like Schengen Borders Code, Community Code on Visas etc. A brief summary of rules is set in Guidelines for Applicants for Visa. First and foremost, prospective applicant has to understand which type of visa suits his/her needs. Two key aspects to keep in mind are purpose of visit and duration of stay. Short-term Schengen visa allows staying within Schengen Union for a period not exceeding 90 days in 180-day period, while long-stay national visa (type D) allows staying in the country of issuance and does not allow travelling around Schengen Union for purposes other than transit for no more than five days (exceptions apply).
Prior to paying a visit to any visa centre, make sure you booked the appointment over the form provided by website.
The next thing is the visa interview and document submission. At this time, you need to provide documents required for a specific type of visa and purpose of stay in Malta.
Lists of documents for short-term visas for the purposes of transit (for non-citizens of Ukraine), business/conference/fair, tourism, visiting family and friends, sports/culture, medical treatment, study, work, marrying, family reunification with citizen or non-citizen of EU.
One must also carefully fill-out the visa application form, provide proof of presence of valid insurance covering the duration of stay, sufficient funds to support one's stay in Malta (no less than 48 Euros per person per day). Make sure you travel plan is reflected in the visa application form. Among other things, your photos must be of the right size. Check this for further clarifications about the documents required.
The full application must be filed also for a child/children travelling. Even if that is an infant, signed into parents' passport.
Requirements for holders of Schengen visas issued by other countries
If you already have a Schengen visa, check visa’s territorial validity (make sure there is territorial limitation), visa validity and travel dates, number of entries, check whether you comply with ‘90/180 days rule’, validity of your insurance, have sufficient funds, etc.
Requirements for third-country nationals applying in Ukraine
Third-country nationals applying for Maltese visa through visa center in Ukraine must be in possession of a valid residence permit issued by Ukrainian authorities. Also note that third-country nationals are subject to a different set of requirements (for example – transit visa), than those that apply to citizens of Ukraine.
Please refer to BLS International website at https://ukraine.blsspainvisa.com/tourism.php
Normally application review takes at least five working days, but no more than three weeks.
As of today, Malta recognizes Travel Document of a Child issued in Ukraine as a valid ID. In case you are travelling with children, make sure they are either listed in your passport or bear a valid travel document. Also, if only one parent or no parents/ guardian at all accompany children on their trip to Schengen Union countries, there must be a notarised written consent of parents/guardian for the kids to leave their home country (with a certified translation for the convenience of the border service officers).
Please, act responsibly at the time of providing the information to visa centre. Any changes to your travel plan, that were not communicated to the consulate of the visa-issuing country will lead to cancellation of your visa without any notification to you. To avoid any complications please maintain communication in good faith with the consulate or visa center of the country issuing the visa.
Companies, accredited before Embassy of Malta in Russian Federation (as of end-2016):
ALLIANCE firstname.lastname@example.org +38 (044) 4927286
ITC SPUTNIK KIEV email@example.com +38(044)5319130
UKRTECHINTUR firstname.lastname@example.org +38 (044) 4619050