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Registering a Vehicle - Documents required

Brand new vehicle

Documents required to register a brand new vehicle:

  1. An original insurance certificate
  2. Forms VEH 001 and VEH 002
  3. Original COC (certificate of conformity issued from the manufacturer)
  4. Invoice showing registration, chassis or engine number. VAT will be calculated on purchase price
  5. Notice of arrival with the registration plate or chassis number of the vehicle.
  6. VAT form
  7. VEH 004 stamped by Customs (only if vehicle is imported from outside EU)
  8. Fees – registration tax calculated on CIF (cost, insurance and freight), Є15 administration fee, Є70 for random plates (Є200 for personalised and Є1,500 for customised), vehicle license and VAT (18% on CIF).

Vehicle imported from the UK

Documents required to register a used vehicle imported from the UK:

  1. An original insurance certificate on client’s name;
  2. VRT (if vehicle is older than 4 years, or 1 year if mileage exceeds 160,000km) – if vehicle has a valid MOT till at least the end of the month  a VRT certificate is not required (not required for Category L vehicles);
  3. Duly filled and signed forms VEH 001 and VEH 002;
  4. Inspection of vehicle by TM’s Technical Unit;
  5. VEH 005 – stamped and signed by customs;
  6. Original UK logbook signed by last owner and by client. For new format of UK logbook where there aren’t fields where seller and buyer can sign, VEH 50 or an invoice from last registered owner will be accepted;
  7. In the case of M1 vehicles only, a mileage verification certificate: a valid MOT, a Jevic certificate, which can be obtained by sending a scanned copy of the UK logbook to this e-mail address info@jevic.co.uk or CAP certificate, which may be obtained by visiting this website  - https://odometer.cap-hpi.com/malta;
  8. Original notice of arrival on client’s name and showing a reference of the vehicle (vehicle has to be registered within 30 days from date of arrival);
  9. UK registration plates;
  10. Fees – Registration tax (as per valuation from Technical Unit, Є15 administration fee, Є55 for the inspection, Є70 for a pair of random plates (Є200 for personalised and Є1,500 for customised, €35 in the case of motorcycles), vehicle license.
  11. Please note that if the vehicle has less than 6,000km or is less than 6 months old, an invoice from seller is needed as VAT must be paid.
  12. Minimum Tax as per table below applies to used M1 and quadricycles (L7e) imported from the UK and which have a vehicle age in excess of five (5) years. Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles are exempted from this tax.

NOTE: Individuals bringing a used vehicle into Malta must make an appointment for the vehicle to be inspected. The whole process including the inspection and registration must be completed within 30 days from date the vehicle is brought into Malta. Where a person fails, for unjustified reason, to comply with the preceding sub-regulation, he/she may be liable to an administrative fine of €30 for each day that the vehicle remains not registered after the expiry of the 30 (thirty) day period, in accordance with Article 21(4) of the Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act (Cap 368).


Vehicle imported from outside the EU

Documents needed for the registration of a vehicle imported from outside the EU:

  1. An original insurance certificate;
  2. VRT (if vehicle is over than 4 years old or 1 year if its mileage exceeds 160,000km) (not applicable for Category L Vehicles);
  3. Duly filled and signed forms VEH 001 and VEH 002;
  4. Inspection from Technical Unit;
  5. VEH 005 – stamped and signed by police and customs;
  6. Original logbook stamped by police (and an official translation if not in English);
  7. In the case of M1 and N1 vehicles, a mileage certificate (Jevic);
  8. Notice of arrival with reference of vehicle;
  9. Invoice with reference of vehicle;
  10. Fees – registration tax  (as noted in section 12.4 of POL02 and as per technical unit inspection. Please note that minimum tax applies for vehicles imported from outside EU), Є15 admin fee, Є55 inspection, Є70 for random plates (Є200 for personalised and Є1,500 for customised and €35 in the case of motorcycles), vehicle license. 
  11. Please note that if the vehicle has less than 6,000km or is less than 6 months old, an invoice from seller is needed as VAT must be paid.
  12. Minimum Tax as per table below applies to used M1 and quadricycles (L7e) imported from Non-EU Countries excluding The Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey), The Isle of Man, Monaco, Andorra, or San Marino, and which have a vehicle age in excess of five (5) years. Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid vehicles are exempted from this tax

NOTE: Individuals bringing a used vehicle into Malta must make an appointment for the vehicle to be inspected. The whole process including the inspection and registration must be completed within 30 days from date the vehicle is brought into Malta. Where a person fails, for unjustified reason, to comply with the preceding sub-regulation, he/she may be liable to an administrative fine of €30 for each day that the vehicle remains not registered after the expiry of the 30 (thirty) day period, in accordance with Article 21(4) of the Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act (Cap 368).

NOTE1: The vehicle’s age is the age of a vehicle from year of manufacture.pol 02

Last Updated: 06/05/2021