You can apply to be a volunteer in Malta if you participate in the ‘Mobility Project for Young People: Voluntary Projects’ scheme, on the basis of an agreement with the volunteering entity/organisation.
In order to be eligible you must participate in a programme of practical solidarity activities, based on a scheme recognised as such by the European Union, pursuing objectives of general interest for a non-profit cause, in which the activities are not remunerated, except for reimbursement of expenses and, or pocket money.
If you fulfil the conditions, you will be issued a residence permit or a long stay visa.
Where and how to apply
You must sign a volunteering agreement with an entity permitted to host volunteers.
If subject to a visa requirement, you must obtain a short-stay or a long-stay visa at the Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin or residence, prior to your intended arrival in Malta.
If required, you must apply for a residence permit with Identity Malta Agency once you are in Malta. The application shall be submitted by yourself and endorsed by the host entity.
You must submit:
(a) a valid travel document and, if required, an application for a visa or a valid visa or, where applicable, a valid residence permit or a valid long-stay visa. The period of validity of the travel document shall cover at least the duration of the planned stay;
(b) if you are a minor, a parental authorisation or an equivalent document for the planned stay;
(c) evidence that you have applied or sickness insurance for all risks normally covered for Maltese nationals which shall be valid for the duration of the planned stay;
(d) evidence that any fee that may be applicable has been paid;
(e) evidence that during the planned stay, you will have sufficient resources to cover subsistence costs without having recourse to the national social assistance system in Malta as well as return travel cost;
(f) provide an agreement with the host entity or, another body responsible for the voluntary service scheme in which he is participating. The agreement shall contain:
(g) provide evidence that if you are accommodated throughout the stay by the host entity, the accommodation meets the conditions as required by law.
Duration of validity of permits/visas
The period of validity of an authorisation for volunteers is for the duration of the agreement if this period is shorter than one year or for the maximum period of one year. If the duration of the agreement is longer than one year, the duration of the validity of the authorisation may correspond to the period concerned subject to approval by the pertinent education authorities.
Conditions for renewal
Identity Malta Agency in consultation with the pertinent education authorities, may decide to allow the renewal of the authorisation once, for the period necessary to complete the voluntary service.
Where Identity Malta Agency has declared inadmissible or refused an application, or refused renewal or withdrew a volunteer permit, you shall have the right to appeal to the Immigration Appeals Board within three working days from the decision subject to appeal.
Volunteers are entitled to equal treatment in relation to access to goods and services and the supply of goods and services made available to the public, as well as, where applicable, in relation to recognition of diplomas, certificates and other professional qualifications in accordance with relevant national procedures, except access to housing and equal treatment in relation to services provided by public employment offices.
Change of status
You may change your immigration status if all the relevant conditions are met.
No information available at the moment.