Light Passenger Vehicle (8 passengers plus driver)

Light passenger transport vehicles are vehicles used for hire and reward that may carry up to eight passengers besides the driver. Such vehicles may be driven only by holders of a driver’s tag which is issued by the Driver & Passenger Operator Licensing Unit of Transport Malta to applicants who satisfy the following requirements:

  • Are in possession of a category B driving license;
  • Have attended the Customer Care course;
  • Are of good repute.

Applicants are required to submit DPA 13 application which can be sent by post or handed personally at Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Triq l -Arkata, Paola.

In addition to the application DPA 13, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • Criminal Record Sheet
  • Medical Certificate (if applicant is 50 years and over)*
  • Copy of Residence Card in cases where a valid EU driving licence shall be utilised.
  • Cheque for €12.00 for the issuance of the Permit (Tag)
  • Cheque for €10.00 for the licence upgrade including the harmonized code

* Medical is required after driver has reached 50 years and over. In cases of clients who at example age 48 then the Driver Permit Tag shall be issued for a period of 2 years then upon renewal with medical shall be issued for 5 years. Alternatively, one can present the medical before this is due and Driver Permit Tag shall be issued for 5 years immediately.

Applicants are also required to apply and attend for the customer care course. The list of approved training providers for this course can be found here.

On successful completion of the course, a Driver Permit (Tag) shall then be issued against a fee of €12.00. The Permit will be valid for a maximum period of 5 years and will expire in line with the driving licence validity. In addition you shall need to have your driving licence card updated, against a fee of €10.00, with the harmonized codes 103 showing you have a chauffeur drivers permit.

For more information about the training bodies approved to provide this training program, refer here.

Renewal of Tag

The following procedure applies for renewing Light Passenger Transport Vehicle Tags:

Applicant are required to attend personally at the Driver and Passenger Operator Licensing Unit at A3 Towers,Triq l-Arkata, Paola or at TM's headquearter in Pantar ROad, Lija, on weekdays between 07:30am and 12:00pm and present the following documents:

  • An original, recent and clean police conduct certificate;
  • A valid Driving Licence;
  • Sign and submit the DPA 14 form;
  • Medical Certificate (if applicant is 50years and over)*

*Medical is required after driver has reached 50 years and over. In cases of clients who apply at example age 48 then the Driver Permit Tag shall be issued for a period of 2 years then upon renewal with medical shall be issued for 5 years. Alternatively, one can present the medical before this is due and Driver Permit Tag shall be issued for 5 years immediately.

On confirmation of all documentation, client will be issued with a Tag valid for a maximum period of five years, or earlier in line with the Driving Licence validity, against a fee of Euro12.

The driver is obliged to wear a valid tag whenever on duty, particularly when a client is in the Light Passenger Transport Vehicle.