Passenger Transport Vehicle (more than 9 seats)

The following procedure applies for persons wishing to obtain a Driver’s Permit and Tag in order to drive route buses, coaches, open top buses and minivans:

  • Be in possession of a driving licence in categories D1, D1E, D, D Auto or D+E;
  • Form DP-A12 should also be filled in and processed by TM. The applicant will then receive a letter from Transport Malta, informing him/her about the outcome of this application.
  • Be in possession of a Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).

On completion of the above, the applicant will be required to go personally to the Driver and Passenger Operator Licensing Unit at A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola on weekdays between 7.30a.m. and 12.00p.m. and present the following:

  • Letter from TM in respect of outcome of application form DP-A12
  • CPC Initial or periodic qualification certificate as applicable. The Authority shall then update the driving licence with the applicable harmonised code.
  • Original valid Driving Licence

On confirmation of all the documents and data, applicant will be issued with a Driver’s Permit and Tag with a validity period of 5 years, or earlier in line with driving licence validity.

The driving licence shall need to be deposited at the Driver and Passenger Operator Licensing Unit, since this will be updated with the respective harmonized code (104/105) to show that the client is a holder of a Driver’s Permit and Tag in the respective vehicle category. A fee of €10 will be charged.

Renewal of Tag

The following procedure applies for renewing Passenger Transport Vehicle Tags:
The applicant will be required to come personally to the Driver and Passenger Operator Licensing Unit that are situated at A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola on weekdays between 07:30am and 12:00pm and present the following documents:

  • Sign and submit the DP-A14 form;
  • A valid Driving Licence

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

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