Moving from Dubai to Malta

About Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Moving from Dubai To Malta

Moving from one country to another is such an exciting and joyful event of life. Its either for travelling, shopping, business or looking for better opportunities. It seems like big dreams coming true. When it comes to Malta than the its overjoyed, turning point of once life. Big opportunities with big rewards, success, innovation and betterment is waiting for you. Where is life is waiting for you colors are smiling on you. Sky is showing its color on it, days are brighter and with full energy and nights are as colorful as rainbow

For solving your problem Dubai movers is at your door step.

Dubai Movers

Best movers

Dubai Movers are most popular and trustworthy movers, when it comes to international shipment. Dubai Movers has waste experience in providing international cargo services with high tech profile.

Providing you highly experienced staff with technical skills.

Equipped with technical knowledge.

Safe handling

Time saving technologies

Customer satisfaction

If you have a shipment that you would like to send overseas, Dubai Movers will be able to help you. If you would like some additional advice in respect of International moving to Malta, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We also offer a door to door road freight service to most European destinations so if you are shipping to Malta we will also be able to help you.

Type of shipment available

Dubai Movers are providing two different efficient fast and speedy shipment modes.

  Air shipment

   Sea shipment

Dubai Movers have wide range of delivery services in big and famous cities all over the Malta. As far Sea cargo we have coverage for waste area and extended delivery for all ports.

Lesser Volume

For the Cargoes with lesser volume we always have an option to send in one consolidate (groupage) container with several consignment in as well as LCL to reduce the cost from Dubai port to final point

20’, 40’ and 40’ High Cube Full Container Load

When an exporter has the goods to accommodate in one full container load, we provide with a booking of an FCL (Full Container Load) to stuff a cargo. In an FCL cargo the complete goods in the said container owns by one shipper only.

Types of shipments: –

International shipment via Sea cargo

International shipment via Air cargo

Air Cargo

For Earlier and faster deliver we also provide by air cargo services to Malta. The cargo calculation is done on weight basis. The minimum weight we accept is 30 Kg per shipment. Whether imports or exports, full or partial charter, or a combination of sea and air freight: just tell us your place of origin and destination – our experts will find the best and most favorable route for you.

Sea Cargo

Sea freight is the most affordable and cost-effective method of transportation for your goods. For shipment to Malta we are offering Door-to-Door, Door-to-Port and Port-to-Port services for less than full Container LCL and Full Container to the ports of Malta. The transit time for sea mode is 30 to 35 days (depends on custom clearance).


To prepare the Export Declaration at Dubai customs, an exporter’s passport along with the UAE Visa page copies and Destination address are required.

Transit Time

The transit time varies from place to place and our team will advise on accordingly.

Confirmatory survey

Pre-moving confirmatory survey will be with free of cost without any obligations. This will allow you to allocate your financial resources and cross checking for final items to be moved. After the completion of survey Dubai Movers’ team will give you final quotation and take your approval fir final packaging for shipment

Important Shipping Information

  • All quotations are subject to the final weight and dimensions of your packages.
  • All packages must be packed safely and securely for transport prior to collection.
  • Your packages should not contain prohibited items, dangerous or hazardous goods or valuable items.
  • The above quotation excludes insurance.
  • Our prices are regularly reviewed and are subject to change without notice.

Used Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Original passport
  • Packing list
  • Letter of employment from origin
  • Valued inventory for Maltese Customs
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / express release / air waybill (AWB)

Specific Information

  • Letter from the employer at origin must attest the following:
    • The owner of the goods has been employed outside the European Union (EU) for a period of at least 12 months.
    • It must show beginning and end dates of the employment period.
    • It must explain why the owner of the goods has been transferred to Malta.
  • Any other documents received from the Embassy or the Consulate at origin confirming that the owner of the goods has lived outside the EU for the past 12 months will be accepted.
  • Customs deposit is required by Maltese Customs.
    • The deposit will be refunded directly to the owner of the goods by Customs after approximately 12 months of living in Malta.
  • All imported items must be used.
    • If new items are found, Customs will assess duty and value added tax (VAT) charges, which must be paid prior to the release of the goods.
  • Shipment cannot be considered personal effects if goods are being returned back to Malta within12 months of outbound date.
  • Owner of the goods must be present upon shipment arrival and register at the Inland Revenue Department prior to the start of the Customs clearance process.
    • Foreigners must register at the expatriates section in Block 1.
    • Returning immigrants must register at Tax Payer Services in Block 3.
  • For all shipments originating outside the EU, deposits must be paid prior to examination of the goods.
    • Approximate deposit figures are paid to the Director General of Customs as follows:
      • € 600.00 for LCL or airfreight – deposit amount varies according to volume
      • € 1182.00 (minimum) for 20ft container
      • € 2364.00 (minimum) for 40ft container

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original express release / original bill of lading
  • Original car log book
  • Purchase invoice showing purchase price
  • VEH07 and all requested documents attached
  • Photos of the vehicle

Specific Information

  • The original car log book must be presented to the Customs officer when processing Customs documents.
  • Customs can opt to make valuation of vehicle and tax and duties will be applied on the value declared by Customs.
  • Imported used vehicles are subject to Customs duty as per Customs tariff and import registration fee as established by the Malta Transport Authority.


Documents Required

  • Pet passport
  • Vaccination record
  • Veterinary health record
  • Import license issued by the Director of Veterinary Services

Specific Information

  • Cats and dogs are subject to quarantine at Luqa Airport.
  • The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) allows some breeds of animals originating at qualifying countries to enter Malta without quarantine if all required criteria is met as follows:
    • Fitted with a microchip
    • Vaccinated against rabies
    • Blood tests showing adequate protection against rabies
  • Pets cannot enter Malta until at least 6 months from the date the blood test shows a successful result.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Food
  • Alcoholic beverages (only 6 bottles)

Prohibited Items

  • Weapons
  • Firearms
  • Pornographic materials
  • Drugs
  • Live plants

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

Cultural and Other Information

CIA World Factbook Entry for Malta

Wikipedia Entry for Malta

Queries and concerns

In case of further assistance don’t hesitate to contact on: +97143301667 or +971507941287