Vehicle Ownership in Malta

Find out how to buy or import a car or bike in Malta, plus how to register, insure and make it road legal once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in Malta must ensure that their vehicles are registered, insured and roadworthy. On the islands of Malta and Gozo, Transport Malta deals with all aspects of car ownership, registration and licensing.

In this section there is detailed information on vehicle insurance so that you can make sure that you’ve got the right policy for your needs, with instructions on making a claim should the need arise. You can also find information about the compulsory roadworthiness test in order to ensure that your vehicle meets the required national standards.

In the market for a car? This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying and selling a new or used car in Malta, as well as details on how to go about registering or re-registering or scrapping a vehicle.

Thinking of bringing a car from your home country? Details on the registration, taxes and customs requirements needed to import a car or bike from inside or outside of the European Union can be found in this section.