Taxis and Electric Mini Cabs

Taxis and Electric Mini Cabs may be driven only by holders of a Driver’s Permit and Tag which is issued by the Driver & Passenger Operator Licensing Unit of Transport Malta to applicants who satisfy the following requirements:

  • Is in possession of a category B driving licence;
  • Is in possession of a Taxi Driver and Area Knowledge Certificate (TDAKC);
  • Has spent 40 hours riding in a taxi with a licensed taxi driver, including a minimum of 10 hours during the night (between 20:00 and 06:00);
  • Is medically fit;
  • Complete the DP A11 application form
  • Is of good repute and conduct.

In order to obtain this certificate, an applicant needs to:

  • Attend a 46 hour long training for taxi drivers at any of the following approved training institutions;
  • Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) or KDM Academy
  • Pass a theory test that shall be done at the Driver Theory Test Centre in Gwardamangia. This test consists of 35 multiple choice questions that need to be answered within 45 minutes. The pass mark is set at 85%;
  • Pass a Practical Test of 45 minutes duration that shall be done at the Driver Training and Testing Centre in Floriana. During this 45 minute long test the applicant shall be required to drive a vehicle to a tourist at an undisclosed commercial zone in Malta.

Upon successful completion of the above process, the applicant shall be issued with the certificate. Driver will then be required to attend a refresher training every 5 years.

Medical Fitness

Applicant shall present a medical certificate proving fitness for long term driving.

Good repute and conduct

In order to satisfy the condition of good repute and conduct, an applicant shall authorize Transport Malta to obtain his/her Criminal Record from the Police. For this type of tag, a person shall not be deemed to be of good repute if that person does not meet the criteria as listed in the Subsidiary Legislation 499.59 Article 7.

Applicants who are found to satisfy all the above requirements will be issued with:

  • a new driving licence on which the information code 107 is printed on the back side close to the category B licence;
  • a new driver’s tag on which the icon for Taxis is shown.

Such tags are valid for a maximum period of five years, or less in line with the driving licence validity, at the end of which period applicant shall be required to attend a refresher training course and prove continued compliance with the condition of good repute and conduct.