A Carriage of Passengers Operators Licence is required for the operation of passenger transport vehicles for hire or reward (carriage of passengers against payment or compensation by the person transported or by the transport organizer, whether such payment is made directly or indirectly).
Applicants for an operators licence must:
There is no limit on the number of passenger transport vehicles that can be registered under a carriage of passengers operators licence, as long as the operator has the appropriate financial standing. An operator can apply for a national operators licence or a community operators licence. The Community operators licence can be used in other Member States, whilst the National one is only valid in Malta.
A carriage of passengers operator licence is issued in the name of a natural person authorized by the undertaking. An undertaking means a natural person, any legal person whether profit making or not, any association or group of persons without legal personality whether profit-making or not, or any official body whether having its own legal personality or being dependent upon an authority having such personality.
The following forms are required to be submitted to Transport Malta:
For further information please click on these guidelines
Transport Malta will consider complete applications, and if an application is refused, it will inform the applicant in writing with the reasons for refusal. The operator will then have ten days to submit his/her representations where Transport Malta will then give its final decision and will inform the applicant accordingly. If the final decision will be in the negative, the operator has the right to appeal to the Tribunal within a period of 30 days from its notification.
When the Authority grants an operators licence, the following documents will be forwarded to the operator:
The driver operating the service shall need to be in possession of a Driver Permit Tag.