DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Passport or Identity Card
  • Residence Visa
  • Certificate of Residence Change
  • Customs Bond
  • Bank Guarantee
  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Proof of Employment
  • Declaration stating that all imported goods have been used prior to their import
  • A.I.P. Permit or Permanent Residence Permit from Finance Minister in Malta or Work Permit from Expatriate Division
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Inventory (in English) detailed (PBO "packed by owner" not acceptable)
  • Import license

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OF GOODS FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • All shipments inspected
  • Shipments must arrive within six months of Customer
  • Used household goods are duty-free if:
    • Owner is a returning citizen or a foreign national who has been outside Malta for over 18 months
    • Foreign nationals taking up temporary residence or having a Work Permit, may import their used household goods duty – free, but a cash guarantee must be lodged with customs authorities which is refundable

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • New items
  • Electrical/electronic appliances
  • Bicycles and boats
  • Fax machines require an Import License

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms and weapons are subject to Police License (make, country of manufacture, serial number and specifications required)
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Dish antennas, cordless and mobile phones and air band receivers or transmitters require an Import License (must supply make, country of origin, serial number and specifications)

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OF VEHICLE
  • Returning citizens or permanent residents are allowed to import one auto duty-free
  • Temporary residents can import one used car which has been in their possession for at least six months; however, it is dutiable
  • Right-hand drive and only lead-free fuel is available
  • Car must have been registered in owner's name for over six months
  • Documents required:
    • Import License is required from Department of Trade
    • Export Certificate or Log Book
    • MOT or Test Certificate to show road worthiness
    • Road Insurance or Green Card valid for Malta