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Notice on Consular Services

The Embassy informs the public that due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Beijing and in line with local prevention and control measures, the Embassy will operate on a skeleton staff until further notice. Efforts are underway to resume normal operations in line with the pertinent requirements.

Appointments for Consular Services are considered for urgent matters by appointment.

Visa services have resumed in Malta Visa Application Centres in China and the Philippines. Some Visa Application Centres in China may however still be impacted by temporary suspension depending on the location. Applicants lodging applications directly in one of Malta’s Visa Application Centres in China or the Philippines may refer to specific notices on our operations published on the dedicated Malta website of our External Service Provider:

For more information and to book an appointment please refer to

Effective 30 May 2022, the mission has started accepting postal applications for visa and consular services subject that approval has been received by the pertinent authorities.

All applications sent by international mail to China, including applications submitted through VFS Philippines are subject to ten working days of quarantine prior to transmission to the Embassy. These delays are beyond the Embassy’s control.

Applicants lodging postal visa applications are to ensure that their application is posted at least one month prior to the tentative travel date. Longer periods may apply depending on type of courier/post selected. Applicants lodging their visa application at one of the Malta Visa Applications in the Philippines are to ensure that the application is lodged at least a month prior to the tentative travel date.

Additional service disruptions may apply.
Consulate General in Shanghai reopened after the COVID 19 lockdown

Today, Wednesday 1st June, the Consulate General has reopened. 

The visa application centre will open again next week. Shanghai VAC Closed | vfsglobal

For assistance call us on 00862162650166 or contact us via email: maltaconsulate.shanghai@gov.mt






  • If you have coronavirus symptoms dial 111 or 2132 4086
  • If you are stuck abroad and need assistance dial 00356 2204 2200
  • If you are in quarantine and need help, including food or medicine delivery, dial 2141 1411
  • If you need education-related advice dial 2598 1000

Welcome to the Embassy of the Republic of Malta in Beijing. The Embassy is in charge of diplomatic relations between Malta and the People’s Republic of China.

The Embassy aims to facilitate and strengthen relations between Malta and China in the political, economic, commercial, education, science and cultural spheres, and also to promote and encourage people-to-people exchanges.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need our services.