Vehicle Registration


New and Foreign-Used

REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER A NEW MOTOR VEHICLE

In order to register a vehicle, the owner or applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age

The owner or agent is also required to present the following:

* A Pro Forma Invoice (Issued by the Motor Car firm)
* Completed Motor Vehicle Tax Form (issued by the motor car firm)
* Completed Registration Form No. 6
* Certificate of Insurance
* Payment of weighbridge fee:
  • Vehicle is weighed and inspected
  • Registration is approved once it complies with the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50 and Motor Vehicle Insurance Third Party Rick Chapter 48:51
  • A registration number will be issued once the Motor Vehicle Tax and associated fees are paid
* Associated fees:
  • Registration Fee -$100.00
  • Motor Vehicle Tax is calculated- To be paid before registration
  • Weighbridge Fee- $20.00
 
  REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER A FOREIGN USED VEHICLE
 
In order to register a Foreign Used Vehicle, the applicant must produce the following documents:
* Customs and Excise Division (CED) Official Receipt
* C82 Form 
* Assessment Notice 
* Record of Payment of Motor Vehicle Tax 
* Bill of Lading (BL) 
* Commercial Invoice 
* CARICOM Invoice 
* Cancellation Certificate 
* English Translation 
* Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards Inspection Certificate 
* Ministry of Trade and Industry Trade Import Licence 
* Completed Registration Form 
* Driver’s Permit 
* Identification Card or Passport (Accompanied by Utility bill as Proof of Address) 
* Valid Vehicle Insurance 
* Fee- $120.00
                        REQUIREMENTS TO CHANGE THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE VEHICLE RECLASSIFICATION
 
The steps to change the registration of a motor vehicle are as follows:

The owner of a hired car, goods vehicle or rented car who wishes to change its registration, must abide by the following steps:
 
* The motor vehicle must be licenced for the current year in the original class (Inspection certificate for the current period).
* Approval for the change must be sought from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue in writing if the vehicle is less than five (5) years and be accompanied by a certified copy of registration which should not be more than three (3) years old (except for rented cars)
* The vehicle must be presented to the Transport Division for inspection and the following documents must be produced:
  • Purchase tax receipt from the Inland Revenue Department (except for rented cars)
  • Form of approval from the Inland Revenue Department (except for rented cars)
  • Certified Copy of Registration
  • Completed Registration Form No. 6
  • Completed Notification of Change Form
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Valid Driver’s Permit
  • Valid ID Card or Passport (accompanied by a utility bill with proof of address)
  •  Fee - 135.00