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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 licence;
  • Have attended the specific LPTV driver course;
  • Are of good repute;
  • Are fluent in Maltese or English.

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;
  • Payment of €12.00 for the issuance of the Permit (Tag);
  • Payment of €10.00 for the licence upgrade including the harmonised code.

* A medical certificate is required if the driver is 50 years and over. In case of clients who are, for example, 48 years old, they can either have their Driver Permit and Tag issued for a period of 2 years, or present a medical certificate so that the tag can be issued for a period of 5 years.

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.

Upon successful completion of the training program and submission of all relevant documents, a Driver Permit and Tag shall 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, applicants shall need to have their driving licence card updated, against a fee of €10.00, with the harmonised codes 103 showing that they have a permit to drive light passenger transport vehicles. Permits and tag are issued within a period of 2 weeks from receipt of all necessary documents, including the Criminal Record Sheet.

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:

Applicants are required to attend personally at the Regulatory Unit within Transport Malta at  Level 1, A3 Towers,Triq l-Arkata, Paola or at the Malta Transport Centre in Triq Pantar, Ħal Lija (for opening hours click here) 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.

Upon confirmation of all documents a renewed Driver Permit and Tag shall 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.

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

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

Processing of Applications and Appeal Procedure

The examination process leading to a final decision by Transport Malta on applications for for new Licences for the Driving of Animal-drawn Vehicles or Animals takes a maximum of 3 months from the date of submission of the application form and all the necessary supporting documentation.

Transport Malta shall acknowledge receipt of an application within 1 week of submission, and shall inform the applicant of any missing documents or information.

If the application is accepted, Transport Malta shall proceed with the printing of the driving licence which shall be mailed to the address specified in the application, unless the client specifically requests a different mode of delivery.

If the application is refused by Transport Malta, the decision, and the reasons leading to it, shall be communicated in writing via registered post to the applicant at the address specified in the application.

Every notice of refusal shall state that the applicant has a right to make representations in writing, within ten days, to Transport Malta giving reasons why the application should not be refused and Transport Malta shall consider any representations so made before arriving at a final decision. Transport Malta shall notify in writing its final decision to the applicant concerned.

When an application is refused by Transport Malta, or the Authority fails to make a decision within 3 months from the date of submission of the application form and all the necessary documentation, the applicant may appeal to the Administrative Review Tribunal within thirty days from the notification of the Authority’s decision, or failure thereof. More information about this Tribunal is available here.

Processing of Personal Data

This Data Protection Privacy Notice shall apply to all personal data related to these licences.

Page last updated on 09/03/2022