The Malawi Department of Road Traffic has taken a major step forward with the introduction of the state-of-the-art Malawi Traffic Information System (MalTIS). This system successfully addresses numerous functional problems which have besieged the department over the years, says Malawi Minister of Transport and Public Works


Before any transaction can be initiated on MalTIS a person or organization/company must be enrolled. To enroll as a Natural Person, one must be over the age of 16 years - follow the instructions below. If you are under the age of 16 or want to register an organization/company, please follow one of these links: MINORS / BODY OF PERSONS.

  • Proof of identification. You have to bring along two identity documents. The following identity documents are accepted:
    • Voters Card
    • Driving license
    • ID Booklet – Malawian or Foreign
    • Birth Certificate
    • Malawian - or Foreign Passport
    • Vehicle registration certificate (blue book) where you are the Title Holder and/or Owner of the vehicle
    • Certificate of Fitness disc where you are the Title Holder / Owner of the vehicle
    • Operator registration certificate
    • Operator Permit
    • Infrastructure registration certificate
    • Letter from traditional authority
    • Letter from an educational body (Principal)
    • Letter from church
    • Letter from the Director
  • Optional – A proxy is a representative who can perform transactions on your behalf. Your proxy should also be enrolled on MalTIS and be present when you enroll.Read more



The Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) is a regulatory arm under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works. DRTSS is responsible for the regulation of the road transport industry through traffic law enforcement, development of polices, standards and practices; and provide civic education on road safety to all road users in order to ensure well-coordinated, efficient, reliable, sustainable and safe national road transport system.

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Contact infoOur Location and Phone Numbers

The Director,

Directorate of Road Traffic & Safety Services,

  P/Bag 257 Lilongwe

 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Tel: +265 1 756 138 ,

Cell; +265 995008482,

Toll Free; 4040.