Car Registration in Malta

Any person transferring his/her residence from a place outside Malta to a place in Malta is entitled, under the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Act, to an exemption from Motor Vehicle Registration Tax.

Individuals who have transferred their residence to Malta may register a car in Malta without the payment of any tax once they provide evidence that they have actually transferred their residence to Malta and have owned the car for 24 months prior to it being imported into Malta. The car must be imported into Malta within 12 months of taking up residence.

An administrative fee is payable in order to have the car registered in Malta.