Renewal of Road Licence

1. Vehicle Road licence is valid for one year and is renewed according to the first letter of the registration number. For example if your registration number begins with an “A”, your renewal is due in January. You can see this in detail by clicking in the Plates Section. Licence of the vehicle will remain liable until such vehicle will be officially garaged, scrapped or transferred.

2. If you want to renew your vehicle licence, you can do this through your insurance agency or from home by clicking here www.licenzji-vetturi.gov.mt


3. If you want to renew your vehicle license from home, make sure that insurance and vehicle roadworthiness test (if applicable) details are already entered by the insurer and the vrt garage.

4. Any pending road licences or pending fines/contraventions will have to be paid prior to the transfer process. If the vehicle’s licence is not renewed within three months from last renewal date, an administrative fine of €10 per month will be charged, with such amount not exceeding the €100, except for those vehicles registered on a motor car dealer.

Road Licence Regularisation Scheme

Transport Malta has launched a scheme enabling vehicle owners to regularise their position in respect of licence arrears in accordance with Legal Notice 22 of 2012 and Legal Notice 85 of 2013, to benefit from a reduction in licence fees and administrative fines due.

If you have either scrapped or intend to scrap your vehicle, or you have garaged your vehicle, or you were unable to renew your vehicle licence, you are eligible to benefit from this scheme to avoid further penalties. Payment of contraventions may be suspended when a person decides to scrap a vehicle under the regularisation scheme.

To benefit from this scheme, you have the following options available:

  • Option A: Scrap vehiclePayment of €125 Regularisation Fee and €10 Scrapping Fee, and subject to the presentation of a sworn statement (affidavit) signed by a notary confirming that the vehicle was scrapped and not used on the road since the last licence expiry date.
  • Option B: Garage vehiclePayment of 50% of pending licences, €125 Regularisation Fee and €10 Garaging Fee and subject to the presentation of a sworn statement (affidavit) signed by a notary confirming that the vehicle was garaged and not used on the road since the last licence expiry date. The vehicle will not be able be licensed until three months after.
  • Option C: Renew Vehicle LicencePayment of all pending licences and €125 Regularisation Fee.

In Option A , any CVA fees and Malta Tourism Authority fees, will need to be paid in full.The administrative penalty of €2 per day, or €10 per month imposed by Transport Malta will be waived.
In Option B and C, any CVA fees, Malta Tourism Authority fees, contraventions and fines, will need to be paid in full.The administrative penalty of €2 per day, or €10 per month imposed by Transport Malta will be waived.

In this regard you are kindly requested to review the procedure either in maltese or in english and apply for one of the regularization schemes by calling at the Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola, between Monday and Friday from 07:30hrs till 12:00hrs.

Should you require any further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact our helpdesk on freephone (from landline) 80072393 between 07:00hrs and 15:30hrs on weekdays or send an email to arrears.tm@transport.gov.mt.

May we take this opportunity to remind you that a vehicle may not be used on the road without a valid road licence and if the vehicle’s licence is not renewed within three months from last renewal date, an administrative fine of €10 per month (capped at a maximum of €100) will be charged.

For the application form click HERE