Tourist Guide Application

Updated: 23.03.2020

Tourist Guide Application

License for a person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of Malta and/or specific area or areas and who possesses a specific relevant qualification and license issued and/or recognized by the Authority.

An application can be filed online by following the link:

A temporary guide application form can be downloaded by clicking here. Please refer to the FAQs for more information.

Applicable Laws (Rights and Obligations)

Chapter 409- Travel and Tourism Services Act-

Subsidiary Legislation 409.12- Tourist Guides Regulations-

Documents needed with application

  • Copy of ID card
  • Recent Police Conduct
  • Guiding Qualification
  • Language Proficiency Test (if applicable)
  • Two colour passport size photographs
  • Two character, references
  • Attach copies of certificates


The applicable fee is €25.00 (Application fee).

Method of Payment

Online payment is available via the Licensing Management System (LMS). 


Within forty-five (45) days from the date of receipt of a complete application, the Authority shall determine whether to issue a licence. This period may, prior to the expiry of the relevant period, be extended by the Authority for one period of not more than sixty (60) days. Such extension and the reasons behind it shall be notified to the applicant without delay.


Incomplete Application Forms

In the case of an incomplete application form, the Authority shall, without delay, inform the applicant of the need to supply any additional information or documentation, or of the need to conduct any interviews or inspection.
Nonetheless, when the Authority has not determined whether to issue a licence to an applicant, within the periods mentioned above, such applicant shall not be deemed, for all intents and purposes of law, to be licensed.

Means of Redress or Appeal

Any person who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Authority, as provided in article 14(1) of Chapter 409- Travel and Tourism Services Act, may appeal to the Tourism Appeals Board, on payment of the prescribed fee (applicable fees as per Legal Notice 409.05), within fifteen (15) days from the date the decision on which the appeal is entered is communicated to the person concerned. Appeals should be addressed to: Dr. Lynn Faure (Tourism Appeals Board Secretary) Attention Mr. Paul Pace (Director Corporate Services)- Ministry for Tourism & Consumer Protection, 233, Republic Street Valletta VLT 1116, Malta.


Department ResponsibleMTA Licensing Department

Contact Persons:       

Mr. Kevin Fsadni - Director Product Development Directorate & Licensing
Tel: 22915600

Mr. Malcolm Zerafa - Manager Licensing
Tel: 22915717

General Enquiries -
Tel: 22915000


Authority: Malta Tourism Authority