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Malta

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • 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

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

  • 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)

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

Important:This information is intended for general guidance. Forward Van Lines International cannot take responsibility for any errors or oversights or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. It is advisable to contact the Malta Embassy at http://www.foreign.gov.mt/Default.aspx?MDIS=504 for more information prior to your shipping.

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