Media Releases


Extension on The Vehicle Transfers and The Validity Of Certain Documents Issued By The Licensing Division

31 Mar 2021

(1) The validity of the Driver’s permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which would otherwise have been due to expire on or before September 30, 2021 are now deemed to be valid up to October 01, 2021; and
 
(2) The time-frame for the completion of any transfer of vehicle registration – that is, any transfer of vehicle registration required to be completed on or before September 30, 2021 may be completed on or before October 01, 2021.

Extension of the Three Month Moratorium on the Enforcement of the New Window and Windscreen Tint Regulations

05 Mar 2021

Given the far-reaching impact of this initiative and concerted efforts by the general public to become compliant with the new regulations, the Ministry of Works and Transport has taken a decision to extend the moratorium on the enforcement of the new Windscreen and Window Tint Regulations, 2020 by an additional period of three months, commencing from March 07th 2021 and expiring on June 06th 2021.

Extension of Time for the Completion of Vehicle Registration Transfers and Validity of Certain Documents issued by the Licensing Division

30 Dec 2020

These amendments to the MVRTA took effect on 22nd December, 2020 and provide for a further extension of time as follows:

(1) any transfer of vehicle registration required to be completed on or before 31st December, 2020 may be completed on or before 31st March, 2021; and

(2) the validity of driver’s permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which expired on or before 31st December 2020 shall be deemed valid until 31st March, 2021.

The MOWT Introduces a Three Month Moratorium on the Enforcement of the new Regulations for Vehicle Window Tint

18 Dec 2020

The Ministry wishes to advise the general public that effective December 07, 2020, a three (3) month moratorium was granted to allow citizens sufficient time to ensure that their motor vehicle is in accordance with the new Regulations.

No New Appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office

09 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to inform the general public that all new appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office have been placed on hold until Tuesday 13th October, 2020. New appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office will resume on Wednesday October 14, 2020.

Extension of the Validity of Expired Driver's Permits

02 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the public of recent amendments to sections 19 (7) and 61B (1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 (MVRTA). The amendments were brought into operation by section 25(a) and (b) of the Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 2) Act, 2020. The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Extension of Time for the Validity of Certain Documents) Order, 2020 signed by the Minister of Works and Transport, the Honourable Rohan Sinanan on the 14th day of September 2020 further extended the validity of drivers permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which expired on or before 31st August, 2020 to be deemed valid until 31st December, 2020.

Deadline Extended for the Submission of applications for the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant

03 Sep 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the deadline has been extended for the submission of applications for the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant from Friday 28th August, 2020 to September 18th, 2020.

Extension of the validity of expired driving permits to September 30th, 2020

28 Aug 2020

Section 19 (7) of the MVRTA allows for any transfer of registration required to be completed on or before 31st August, 2020 may be completed on or before 31st December, 2020 or such later date as the Minister may, by Order, specify.

Licensing Introduces New Online Appointment Booking System

17 Aug 2020

The Ministry is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Booking System to facilitate adequate social distancing and crowd control measures for public safety.

Update in Licensing Division Service Schedule

04 Aug 2020

In light of the new national developments regarding the Covid-19 virus, it has become necessary that the Licensing Division amend its operating systems to ensure that adequate social distancing and crowd control measures are in effect.