Malta has long been a centre of maritime excellence, and it is no surprise that ship registration in Malta is so popular. The country’s favourable tax regime and solid reputation make it an attractive option for registering their ships. The island nation offers easy and efficient ship registration procedures, top-notch maritime infrastructure, support services, a strategic location, comprehensive maritime legislation, and world-class port facilities.
If you are looking for a reputable and professional ship registration agent in Malta, look no further than Integritas. We have dedicated and experienced professionals who provide exceptional customer service. We offer reliable and efficient ship registration services in Malta, from provisional to permanent registration.
Malta Ship Registration Services
1. Provisional Registration
Ships are required to be provisionally registered in Malta for six months. This period can be extended, but not to exceed an aggregate of six months. The documentation must be finalised within the period. We will assist you in preparing and collating the required documents you will need during the provisional registration of your ships.
2. Permanent Registration
After the provisional period of registration, you can acquire permanent registration of your ships upon submission of pertinent documents. A permanent Certificate of Malta Registry will be issued and renewable annually. We will assist you with your documentary requirements and compliance.
Provisional Registration Requirements
Transport Malta lists the following requirements for provisional registration:
- Application registration, including (if required) an application for a change of the ship’s name
- Proof of qualification to own a Maltese ship
- For body corporate – document of incorporation
- Non-resident owners – appointment of resident agent
- Copy of yacht’s International Tonnage Certificate (where applicable)
- Owner’s or authorised representative’s declaration of ownership made in front of the Registrar
- Application for Minimum Safe Manning Certificate for commercial yachts more than 24 metres in length
- Ship Radio Station Licence Application
- Compliance with the Commercial Yacht Code for operational certificate
- Payment of initial registration fees and annual tonnage tax
Transport Malta further lists the following required documents to be submitted during the provisional registration:
- If the ship is previously owned, a bill or sale or any document through which the vessel was transferred to the applicant for registry
- Otherwise, a builder’s certificate in the applicant’s name
- Cancellation of registry certificate issued by the Administration where the yacht was last documented (where applicable)
- For commercial yachts over 500 gross tonnes, a copy of the last updated Continuous Synopsis Record issued by the Administration where the yacht was last documented
- Certificate of Survey and a copy of the International Tonnage Certificate issued by an Appointed Surveyor or Recognised Organisation
- Evidence that the yacht was marked according to law
- Copy of CE Marking Certificate (where applicable)
Registering a ship in Malta offers several advantages. Malta offers shipowners international recognition, stability and security, and modern infrastructure.