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Driving Abroad

Driving in a non-EU country

An International Driving Permit is needed for driving within countries that are not Member States with the European Union, or that are not party to the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. It is not required to drive within the EU, or within the countries that are party to the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, as the Maltese Driving Licence is accepted within the EU.

If you wish to drive a motor vehicle in another country other than in a Member State, you may apply to the Authority for the issuance of an international driving permit in accordance with the provisions of any international convention applicable to Malta.

The fee for the International Driving Permit is €33.25 and is valid for one year from date of issue.

You may apply for an International Driving Permit across the counter by submitting the International Driving Permit DRV006 application. You may also submit your application online on using your e-ID account, or your ID card number and ID card document number.


1. Application for an International Driving Permit DRV06
2 . Copy of the identity card
3 . Copy of the driving licence
4 . Two good quality passport-sized photos
5 . Payment of €33.25

For information about payment methods accepted by Transport Malta refer here.

Driving in a EU country

Maltese driving licences are valid in any EU member state.

Page last updated: 02/06/2023