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Registering and Licensing a vehicle imported from an EU state

How to register a used vehicle brought into Malta from an EU Member State

  • STEP 1: Log onto the website www.vehicleregistration.gov.mt to obtain the value of the registration tax due. The valuation will need to be printed out to be presented to the Authority.
  • STEP 2: Vehicle inspections are conducted at the Land Transport Directorate, A3 Towers, Arcade Street, Paola between 07.30 am and 13.00. No booking is required except for heavy vehicles, coaches and minibuses, where one may call on either 25565127 or 99436320 to confirm and book an inspection.
  • STEP 3: On the appointment day, take the vehicle to the Land Transport Directorate, Technical Unit at A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola . Individuals will be required to present the valuation document printed from the website and the Original Registration Certificate (log book) of the vehicle.
  • STEP 4: Proceed to the Land Transport Directorate, Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola between 7.30 & 13.00, Monday to Friday.  Follow link for required documents.
    • Pay charges: €55 Inspection fee, €15 Registration fee, and the applicable Annual Circulation Fee and the Registration Tax. Payments are accepted through Bank Drafts, Credit or Debit Cards, or Bank Guarantees only. Personal cheques exceeding €1,500 are not accepted;
    • For private (M1) vehicles brought into Malta as of the 1st April 2011 or thereafter, an Odometer Certificate of Authenticity issued by a body approved by the Authority showing the vehicle’s authentic odometer reading. The approved bodies are:

These procedures are intended to serve as guidelines to all customers who would like to know about the procedures to register and licence a vehicle. Where in doubt please refer to the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Act (Cap. 368) and the Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles Regulations (SL 368.02).

NOTE: 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).

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PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A TEMPORARY LICENCE PERMIT ISSUED TO MALTESE RESIDENTS TO DRIVE A FOREIGN REGISTERED VEHICLE IN MALTA FOR 30 DAYS
POL 48 - Procedure to obtain a temporary permit to drive a vehicle for 30 days
VEH 64 - Application form to obtain a 30 day permit to drive a foreign registered vehicle.

Last Updated: 01/09/2021