Documents Required for the Registration of Aircraft

Documents To Be Lodged With The Civil Aviation Directorate To Effect Registration of Aircraft

For an International Registrant:
  1. Appointment of Resident Agent by International registrant or Mortgagee;
  2. Acceptance in writing of the Resident Agent of such appointment;
  3. Application for Registration of Aircraft;
  4. Original or certified copy of the Bill of Sale, duly notarised and legalised;
  5. Mortgage Deed if applicable. (Note: Mortgage of Maltese Aircraft shall have no effect unless the Deed is recorded at the Civil Aviation Directorate. Mortgage takes priority from date of production for registry not date of instrument).
Where the Engine is Owned by Another Party:
  1. Request for Annotation at the National Aircraft Register of Rights in Engines.
  2. Original or certified copy of Bill of Sale, duly notarised and legalised;
  3. Original or certified copy of lease agreement if applicable, duly notarised and legalised;
  4. Owner’s consent to registration which should be notarised (and legalised by apostille if executed outside Malta);
  5. Consent from aircraft registrant which must be issued and signed by a duly authorised representative;
  6. Mortgage Deed if applicable.
 For a Body Corporate:
  1. Certified copy of the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association;
  2. An original Legal Opinion (legalised and apostilled) by a qualified lawyer in the jurisdiction where the foreign owned company is registered. (Note: not required if the “International Registrant” is a Malta company).

The legal opinion must confirm:
* That the corporate records of the company have been examined;
* Details of the directors, members and holders of office of the company;
* Details of persons authorised to represent such company, bind the company with their signature and to appoint a resident agent.

3.    An updated original Certificate of Good Standing issued by the Company Registry where the foreign company is based.

NOTE: Corporate documents produced must be referable to a recent date prior to registration. It is recommended that such documents are not older than three months from the date of registration.

For an Individual:
  1. Certified copy of Passport/Identity Card;
  2. Details of permanent residence address.