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Car Shipping UK To Malta – Your Guide To The Basics

If you live in the United Kingdom and you’re moving to Malta either permanently or temporarily, you may be interested in bringing your vehicle with you. Car transport from the UK to Malta is quite common, so it’s easy to understand the basics of this process. As long as you have the right paperwork and authorizations, it should be relatively straightforward to ship your vehicle from the UK to Malta. 

How Will My Car Be Shipped To Malta?

Cars shipped to Malta from the UK are typically shipped on a RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) cargo ship. In this method of shipping, your car is simply driven onto a specialized cargo ship in the UK, then is transported to your destination port in Malta, where it is driven to a holding area where you can pick it up.

Inside, RoRo vessels resemble gigantic, floating parking garages. They have many levels where all sorts of vehicles – from cars to lorries, construction equipment, and more can be parked. Because the cars and other vehicles can simply be driven on and off, rather than lifted with cranes and kept in cargo containers, this is typically the cheapest way to ship a car from the UK to Malta.

How Long Does It Take To Ship A Car From The UK To Malta?

It will usually take between 14-21 days to ship a car from the UK to Malta. Ocean-going freight is an inexpensive method of car transport from the UK to Malta, but it does take a little while, so it’s best to plan ahead when importing your vehicle.

The only other way to ship a car from the UK to Malta is by air, and this is exceptionally expensive. Typically, shipping a car by air from the UK to Malta will only be done for exotic supercars, antique vehicles, and other cars that are extremely high in value. It simply does not make sense to ship a normal passenger car by air. 

What Paperwork Do I Need To Bring A Car From The UK To Malta?

You will need a copy of the vehicle’s Log Book or License document (V5), as well as a copy of the photo page of your passport, a copy of a valid MOT certificate, a Bill of Lading, and a filled-out copy of customs form T2L. Your vehicle transportation service will help you arrange the proper documentation.

In addition, you will need to visit this website from the Maltese Government to get a valuation for your car. This will be necessary when you register your vehicle in Malta. To register your vehicle, you’ll need to bring its original registration documents, a copy of your shipping documentation, your current registration plates, and a valid insurance certificate to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit. You can consult the Transport Malta website for more information. 

Do I Have To Pay Tax For Car Transport From The UK To Malta? 

Not always. If the vehicle is owned by you and registered in your name for at least 24 months before moving to Malta, you may be able to import it tax-free. You must also have lived outside of Malta for at least 24 months. If you meet these criteria, you may be able to bring in your car without paying additional taxes and duties.

In addition, you must declare the car to Transport Malta within 30 days before it’s shipped to Malta, but no more than 2 months before you arrive to take up residence in Malta. In addition, your car must be shipped to you within 12 months of transferring your residence to Malta. 

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