Ship Your Car To Or From Naxxar, Malta
Naxxar is located in the northern section of Malta. One of the more popular places there is the Naxxar Church which is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories. The village there holds a yearly feast on September the eighth. Naxxar has hosted the Maltese International Trade Fair at Maltese International Trade Fair Grounds in the past.
If you are moving to Naxxar, you may want to bring your vehicle with you but have questions and concerns regarding the process. To get your vehicle from the United States over to Malta, you will need to hire A1 Auto Transport Service that has the experience of importing vehicles. They will come by and pick up your vehicle for you to transport it to the nearest port of exit and load it on the ship to get it over to Malta. They can even deliver it to you in Malta if you are not able to arrange for pick up on your own. In order to handle all of this, you will need to provide several proof of documentation including your driver’s license, the title of your vehicle, vehicle insurance proof, and your social security card. An experienced shipping agent will contact you with the list of necessary documentation you will need including the cost of your import.
Moving to Naxxar
There are not many vehicles shipped from the United States to Malta or its neighboring islands but when compared to other shipping costs, a vehicle can be shipped to Malta affordable.
If you are relocating here, you will want to drive around at your convenience. While renting a car is an option, if you already have a vehicle, you may find that it saves you money to simply transport what you already have. When you compare renting a car during your stay and shipping your vehicle from the United States, you will find that importing will most certainly be more affordable. The Republic of Malta has a tropical climate and the winters are warm so you will be able to get out and enjoy the scenery in your vehicle on your free time. If you want to go to an adjoining island, you can simply ride the ferry over as well.
Malta Motor Vehicle Regulations for Importing
If you want to import your vehicle to Malta, you will first need to show proof that you live on the island for no more than six months prior to importing your vehicle. Your vehicle will need to be registered in Malta within a six month period prior to shipping. If you plan to be a permanent resident of Malta, you don't need to pay any duty taxes for importing your vehicle. You will need to show proof of insurance when you import. It's also important to show the vehicle registration when importing as well as the repair log while the vehicle has been in your name. You will need to arrange an appointment with the Transport Malta Agency so you can have your vehicle inspected upon arrive, within seven days of your car arriving at the port. It's important that you fill out the VEH01- VEH04 forms ahead of time to ensure there are no delays.
You can find these documents on the Transport Malta website so you can go ahead and print them out prior to importing. You will also need to show a copy of the certificate of conformity of the vehicle which you can get through the car manufacturer. If you want to get Malta tags while you are in the country, you will need to pay for the registration. This registration fee will be determined by the value of your vehicle and the type of emissions currently on your vehicle. You will need a driver’s license in Malta if you plan on driving while you are there. You can also transfer your tags from the United States over to Malta while you are there. Don't forget to obtain the following documentation when proceeding with an import request:
- Bill of Lading
- Vehicle log book - the original one
- An invoice listing the cost of your vehicle in detail
- A current passport
- A letter of employment if you plan to work in Malta
When shipping a vehicle, you want to keep it in the best condition possible however it's important to remember that Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea and all cars leaving the United States and heading toward Malta will be exposed to all weather on the sea during that time. You will have two options of shipping. The first is Roll On/ Roll Off, or RORO and the second is container shipping. If you want the most affordable way to ship then RORO is your best option.
You can find out everything you need to know about importing your vehicle to Malta by contacting the Embassy of Malta located in Washington, DC.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.