Licensing a Passenger Transport Vehicle (more than 9 seats)
Operators who have a valid operator’s licence issued by Transport Malta can register passenger transport vehicles under their operator’s licence. An operator who wants to register a new or second-hand vehicle (up to 5 years from date of manufacture and in the case of coaches – up to 10 years from date of manufacture provided that the operator de-registers another passenger transport vehicle), is required to call at the Transport Services Licensing Unit, Sa Maison Road, Floriana FRN1612 with the following application forms/documents:
Transport Malta will then check whether there is sufficient financial standing and proceed with the documents which will be forwarded to the Technical Unit of Transport Malta. When the vehicle is new, the Technical Unit will check that the Certificate of Conformity conforms with the Regulations but if the vehicle is second-hand, the vehicle will have to be inspected. Once the documents are approved, they will be sent to the Driver Vehicle Licensing Unit of Transport Malta for registration.
If the vehicle is to replace an older vehicle, the operator will convert or scrap the registered vehicle to be replaced.
To register a new or second-hand vehicle, the following applications/documents should be submitted:
After submitting the above documents/application forms, Transport Malta will verify the documents and will proceed accordingly.
The operator will incur the following charges:
The operator will then be given the Certificate of Registration (Log Book), a Licence Disc to be affixed on the left hand side of the windscreen and a set of registration plates having a letter followed by two letters PY and 3 numbers. Trackless trains bear the letters TRY followed by 3 numbers.
The operator will then receive by registered mail, the following documents:
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