How can I exchange my Dutch driving licence in Malta?

If you live in Malta and your Dutch driving licence has expired (or has almost expired), you cannot renew it. Your only option is to exchange your Dutch licence for a Maltese one.

Exchanging your driving licence

You can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Maltese one at Transport Malta. This must be done according to the European rules. You can only have 1 European driving licence. Exchanging your driving licence is only possible if you have lived in Malta for at least 185 days in the 12 months prior to submitting your application. You don’t need to retake your driving test.

Attention: Your Maltese driving licence may be valid for longer or shorter than your Dutch driving licence. 

What do I need?

Visit the Transport Malta website for information (in English) on the documents you will need if you wish to exchange your driving licence.

Exchanged driving licence?

If your original driving licence was issued by a country that is not part of the European Union (EU) and you then exchanged it for a Dutch driving licence, you may not always be able to exchange your Dutch driving licence in another EU country. Transport Malta can tell you whether you can exchange your Dutch driving licence for a Maltese licence in this case. If this is not possible, you will need to take your driving test again.


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