The majority of goods do not need a licence to be imported into Malta. However, a selection of goods as listed in the Schedules to the Importation Control Regulations, 2004 (SL 117.14) need to attain prior authorisation from the Commerce Department before they can be released.

What you'll get

An import licence valid for 8 months.


Natural persons, commercial and non-commercial private companies, and government entities.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and print it. The form must be presented in person or sent by post to:

Commerce Department
Import/Export Licensing Unit
Lascaris Bastions
Dahlet Gnien is-Sultan
Valletta VLT 1933

The form cannot be submitted online due to the requirement of an original signature.

Note - For further information on the endorsements required and guidelines on how to compile the form, visit commerce.gov.mt .