Vehicles that are over 30 years can be certified as vintage vehicles.

What you'll get

The certification of authenticy by the Vintage Vehicle Classification Committee, and the exemption from paying the annual circulation licence fee. The vehicle shall be used solely and exclusively for private use.


All genuine vintage vehicles of at least 30 years of age from their year of manufacture may become eligible for classic status according to a set of criteria. This cut-off date is established by the Laws of Malta and may be subject to change. For the purpose of this concession, the words Classic, Historic, Vintage, Veteran and Period are understood to mean the same and are interchangeable.

How to apply

Print and fill in the form and send to:

Transport Malta
Land Transport Directorate
A3 Towers
Triq l-Arkata
Paola PLA 1212

1. Motor vehicles which are already registered in Malta:
i) Application form VEH 15.
ii) 8 photographs, of a minimum size of 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) - refer to section G for further details.
iii) Payment of an administrative fee of €50.
2. Motor vehicles which have been imported but have not as yet been registered in Malta:
(Second hand imported vehicles shall be inspected prior certification as vintage vehicles)
i) Application form VEH 15 and application form VEH 15A.
ii) Application form VEH 05 when a vehicle is imported from a Non-EU Country.
iii) 8 photographs, of a minimum size of 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm) - refer to section G for further details.
iv) Original foreign registration certificate and where appropriate an English or Maltese translation of it, issued by the competent authority of the country from where the vehicle has been imported or brought into Malta.
v) A document attesting the date of the vehicle’s first arrival in Malta, together with the fiscal receipt, bearing the same date, issued in terms of the Value Added Tax Act specifying the foreign registration number of the vehicle, both of which are to be issued by the shipping organisation having transported the vehicle to Malta.
vi) Invoice issued by the seller to a buyer listing the vehicle or vehicles supplied and stating the sum of money due or paid and the chassis number of the said vehicle or vehicles.
vii) Administrative fees payable to Transport Malta: €50 application fee and €55 inspection fee.