Updated : 01/03/2017
M1 vehicles licensed for hire or leasing and M1 vehicles for private use must undergo roadwortiness test 4 years from date of first registration and biennially thereafter.
If you have a car which is supplied with more than 160,000km in Malta, you must have it tested annually for roadworthiness.
A roadworthiness test does not have to be conducted each time a vehicle changes owner.
If you register your car as a new resident in Malta, moving from another EU country, you don't have to take the roadworthiness test if you produce a valid EU VRT certificate approved by the Authority's Technical Unit.
Contact body for roadworthiness tests: the Authority for Transport in Malta.
To ensure your vehicle and its equipment function correctly and comply with safety standards, it must undergo the regular roadworthiness tests, which generally comprise the following checks:
- initial registration
You can register your vehicle at the Authority for Transport in Malta, Land Transport Directorate, Hornworks Ditch, Floriana, FRN1230.
To register an imported vehicle (new or used), you must submit the following documents:
Licensed Motor Car dealers and Importers: Dealers and Importers have the facility to establish a fixed Registration Value for their vehicles (for registration tax calculation purposes) at registration stage, and the payment of the registration tax will be deferred until the vehicle is actually licensed.
i) an Odometer Certificate of Authenticity issued by an agency approved by the Authority* showing the vehicle's authentic odometer reading.
ii) Present an original valid roadworthiness certificate (VRT) issued in another Member State and showing the latest odometer reading by any approved entity as shown below:
VOSA UK (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) or ANY Vehicle Road Worthiness Testing/Inspection Station (VRT) issuing Odometer Certificates within the European Union;
To renew the registration of your car, you can do it through your insurance agency or vehicle licences online service.
* Approved agencies:
Building 46, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh,
Surrey, GU6 8TB, United Kingdom.
Tel: UK +(44)-01483-276900
Tel: Malta + (356)-35505155
Tel: 0032 27735056