Driver's Permits/Licences



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DRIVER'S PERMITS/ LICENCES


The Transport Division of the Ministry of Works and Transport is the only institution responsible for administering driver's permits/licences to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as visitors. Untitled-4.png

CLASSES OF PERMITS

 
The following is a list of the different Classes of Permits that are listed under the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act. 
  1. Class 1 - Motor Cycles
  2. Class 2 - Wheel Tractors
  3. Class 3 - Light Motor Vehicles
  4. Class 4 - Heavy Motor Vehicles (including motor vehicles whose maximum gross weight exceeds 2950 kilogrammes, but does not exceed 15,000 kilogrammes) 
  5. Class 5 - Extra Heavy Motor Vehicles (including motor vehicles whose maximum gross weight exceeds 15,000 kilogrammes) 
  6. Class 6 - Omnibuses
  7. Class 7 - Track Tractors, Motor Cranes & Track Cranes (Motor vehicles not specified in Classes 1 to 6)

PROVISIONAL PERMITS (FIRST -TIME DRIVER)Provisional-Permit.png

The procedure for the issuance of a Provisional Permit is as follows:

The applicant shall be seventeen (17) years of age or older and shall produce the following:
  1. A completed Application Form No. 4
  2. An Electoral Identification Card and a Birth Certificate or a valid passport to verify proof of name, address and date of birth (to verify age)
  3. Two (2) passport-sized photographs frontal view with green background
  1. An affidavit or Deed Poll in the event that the name on the Birth Certificate and the other documents differ.
  2. Valid proof of address (A  Utility Bill * )

Provisional Permits are valid for one (1) year from the date of issue and the fee is $35.00 to renew an expired Provisional Permit.

 


DRIVER'S PERMIT - FIRST ISSUE

Upon passing a vision test and providing all required documentation, the applicant is issued the following at the specified costs: 

 
DOCUMENTATION FEE *
Provisional Permit   $35.00
Regulations/ Knowledge Test Appointment 
(An appointment for the driving test is made at no cost upon passing the knowledge test)
$175.00
Study Guide and Highway Code   $15.00
Certificate of Competence
(Payable after passing the Driving Test)
$35.00
Driver’s Permit $500.00

 

Notes:
 
Applicants who have failed either the Knowledge or Driving Test and wish to apply for re-examination are required to pay - $175.00.

*FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE                       


 

 RENEWAL OF DRIVERS PERMITSDriver-s-Permit-renewed.png

 

APPLICATION UNDER SIXTY-FIVE (65) YEARS OLD

Applicants who are under the age of sixty–five and wish to apply for the renewal of a Driver’s Permit for a five (5) year period must produce the following: 

  1. A completed Application Form No. 4
  2. A valid proof of address a utility bill no older than three (3) months  or a copy of the Lease/Rental Unit Agreement). The accepted forms demonstrating proof of address include a cable bill, home internet bill, electricity bill (T&TEC), OR water bill (WASA). If a customer does not have a utility bill in their name, he or she is required to produce a letter of authorization from the owner and a copy of their national identification card. 
  3. A current Driver’s Permit
  4. A completed Form No. 12 “Medical test for Driver’s Permit” when the applicant possesses any of the following Classes: 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7
  5. A Taxi Driver’s Badge and License – (if applicable)

The cost of renewal of a Driver’s Permit for five (5) years is $500.00 (Note 60 Years and over no fees attached to renewal.
 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERSONS RENEWING THEIR DRIVER'S PERMIT BETWEEN THE AGES OF 60-65

The Licensing Division has implemented the following provisions for driving permit holders who are within five (5) years of attaining the age of sixty-five (65):

  • There is no cost for the renewal of a driver’s permit, where the applicant is 60 years and over.

  •  Permit holders who have not yet attained the age of sixty-two (62) years shall renew their permit for four (4) years. 

  • Permit holders who have not yet attained the age of sixty-three (63) years shall renew their permit for three (3) years.

  •  Permit holders who have not yet attained the age of sixty-four (64) years shall renew their permit for two (2) years.

  •  Permit holders who have yet attained the age of sixty-five (65) years shall renew their permit for one (1) year.

 


APPLICANTS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS AND OVER

Applicants over the age of sixty-five (65) must produce the following documents: 

  1. A completed Application Form No. 4.
  2. A valid proof of address (A utility bill or a copy of the Lease/Rental Unit Agreement) The accepted forms demonstrating proof of address include a cable bill, home internet bill, electricity bill (T&TEC), OR water bill (WASA). If a customer does not have a utility bill in their name, he or she is required to produce a letter of authorization from the owner and a copy of their national identification.
  3.  A current Driver’s Permit.
  4. A Completed Form No.12 “Medical Test for Driver’s Permit”

Permits are renewed every two (2) years at no charge to the Applicant
 


RENEWAL OF DRIVERS PERMITS VALID FOR TEN (10) YEARS

Applicants who are under the age of fifty-six (56) and wish to apply for the renewal of a Driver’s Permit for a ten (10) year period must produce the following documents:

  1.  A completed Form No. 4.
  2. A valid proof of address (utility bill or a copy of the Lease/Rental Unit Agreement). The accepted forms demonstrating proof of address include a cable bill, home internet bill, electricity bill (T&TEC), OR water bill (WASA). If a customer does not have a utility bill in their name, he or she is required to produce a letter of authorization from the owner and a copy of their national identification. 
  3. A Current Driver’s Permit.
  4. A Completed Form No. 12 – “Medical Test for a Driver’s Permit” when the applicant possesses any of the following Classes: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 or Class 3 and
  5.  Taxi Driver’s Badge and License- if applicable.
  6. The cost of renewal of a Driver’s Permit for ten (10) years is $1,000.00.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Accordingly, persons wishing to renew their Driver’s Permits that had expired in accordance with the above paragraph will be renewed in accordance with section (61) (A) of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act or amended by Act No. 5 of 2010 for a period of five (5) years. 

  • However, this does not apply to an applicant whose permit has expired for over five (5) years and is required to be retested, that person has the option to renew for either five (5) or ten (10) years.

ISSUANCE OR REPLACEMENT OF DRIVER'S PERMIT (DUPLICATE)

 A duplicate Driver’s Permit can be applied for at any Licensing Office of the Transport Division.

 
Applicants must produce the following:
  1. Evidence that the lost or destroyed permit was reported to the police.  
  2. A completed application Form No. 4 (items 1-14) and a sworn declaration of Item 15 on the reverse side of the form before a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Affidavits.  
  3. A valid proof of address (utility bill or a copy of the Lease/Rental Unit Agreement)
The accepted forms demonstrating proof of address include a cable bill, home internet bill, electricity bill (T&TEC), OR water bill (WASA). If a customer does not have a utility bill in their name, he or she is required to produce a letter of authorization from the owner and a copy of their national identification.
 
The following fees apply:
  1. If the permit is valid and the application is for the first duplicate within the current period of validity -$70.00.
  2. If the permit is valid and the application is for any subsequent duplicate (after the first duplicate has been issued within the current period of validity) - $300.00.

FEE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A DRIVER'S PERMIT/LICENCECOPYDriver-s-Permit-duplicate.png

  1. If a Driver’s Permit has expired less than six (6) months, a fee of $500.00 is applicable. 
  2. If a Driver’s Permit has expired for a period of more than six (6) months but less than three (3) years, a fee of $875.00 is applicable. 
  3. If a Driver’s Permit has expired for a period of more than three (3) years but less than five (5) years, a fee of $1,750.00 is applicable.
  4. If a permit has expired for a period of more than five (5) years, then the applicant is required to re-sit the driving and regulations test.
  5.  An applicant is exempted from fees stipulated at (a) & (b) if he/she can show proof of being out of the country during the period.
 

APPLICATION FOR ENDORSEMENT FOR CLASS 4 (HEAVY) AND CLASS 5 (EXTRA HEAVY GOODS VEHICLEDriver-permit-endorsement.png
 

The applicant shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and shall be the holder of a driver’s permit of the previous lower class of motor vehicle (i.e. for Class 4, the applicant must be a holder of Class 3, and for Class 5, the applicant must be a holder of Class 4). The applicant should be the holder of the specified Class of Driver’s Permit for not less than one (1) year prior to the application and must produce the following:  

  1. A completed application  Form No. 4 
  1. A current Driver’s Permit 
  1. A valid  proof of address – (utility bill or a copy of the Lease/Rental Unit Agreement)
The accepted forms demonstrating proof of address include a cable bill, home internet bill, electricity bill (T&TEC), OR water bill (WASA). If a customer does not have a utility bill in their name, he or she is required to produce a letter of authorization from the owner and a copy of their national identification
 
  1. A completed Form No. 12 “Medical Test for Driver’s Permit” 
  1. Four (4) passport-sized photographs, with a full-frontal view of the face (green background)
  
When approval is obtained, a Provisional Permit is issued at which time, the following fees are required to be paid: 
 
DOCUMENTATION
 
FEE
Provisional Permit
         
$35.00
Knowledge Test Appointment
(An appointment for a Driving Test is made at no cost upon passing the Knowledge Test)
 
$175.00
Regulation, Study Guide / Highway Code
         
$15.00
Travelling fee for Class 5 only
 
$100.00
Certificate of Competence
(Payable after passing the driving test)
 
$35.00
Endorsement of Driving Permit   
(Payable after passing the driving test)
$35.00

 


NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE - NAME

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It is mandatory for individuals to report and update changes to their driver’s permit/licence profile/record by visiting the Licensing Offices across Trinidad and Tobago. The following must be presented in order to update one’s driving record:

  • National identification card OR driver’s permit/licence (original and copies)
  • Completed Form No. 4 - Notification of Change
  • Applicants must provide proof of address 
  • Marriage Certificate or Divorce and Deed Poll* (original and copies)
  • The Deed Poll must be signed and stamped by the Registry Department of the Ministry of Legal Affairs*
  • Fee - $35.00

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE - ADDRESS

It is mandatory for individuals to report and update changes to their driver’s permit/licence profile/record by visiting the Licensing Offices across Trinidad and Tobago. The following must be presented in order to update one’s record:
  • National identification card, driver’s permit/licence
  • Completed Form No. 4 - Notification of Change
  • Applicants must provide proof of address 
  • Proof of  change in Address (Utility bill or postal card (zip code card)
  • Fee - $35.00

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE - COLOUR

Notification-of-Change-colour.pngIt is mandatory for individuals to report and update changes to their driver’s permit/licence profile/record by visiting the Licensing Offices across Trinidad and Tobago. The following must be presented in order to update one’s driving record:
  • National identification card, driver’s permit/licence, birth paper and or passport
  • Completed Form No. 4 -
  • A completed Notification of Change Form
  • Applicants must provide proof of address 
  • Certified Copy (Original and Copy)
  • The vehicle must be brought into the Licensing Office compound ( After the vehicle is painted to be examined)
  • Fee - $35.00

The vehicle must not be painted in the colour used by the  Trinidad and Tobago  Regiment, Coast Guard, the Police Service, the Prison Service or Fire Service, respectively.*

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE - ENGINE

 
It is mandatory for individuals to report and update changes to their driver’s permit/licence profile/record by visiting the Licensing Offices across Trinidad and Tobago. The following must be presented in order to update one’s record:
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  • National identification card, driver’s permit/licence, birth paper and or passport
  • Completed Form No. 4 - Notification of Change
  • Applicants must provide proof of address 
  • Certified Copy (original and copy)
  • The receipt for the new engine ( the names identified on the receipt for the new engine must match the registered owner of the vehicle on the Certified Copy
  • The vehicle must be brought into the Licensing Office compound to be examined)
  • Fee - $35.00

 

 



REQUIREMENTS TO CHANGE THE REGISTRATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - VEHICLE RECLASSIFICATION  

'H' TO 'P'

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/Licence

REQUIREMENTS FOR GOODS VEHICLES TO CARRY PERSONS AND PLAY MUSIC CARNIVAL PERMIT/LICENCE

In order to obtain a Carnival Permit/Licence or a temporary permit for goods vehicles to carry persons or play music, an applicant must fill out an application form and submit a letter in the name of the registered owner of the vehicle. 

For the written application letter by the registered owner of the vehicle, the following information should be included:
  • Name/s of driver/s
  • Number of persons that will be carried
  • Areas of use (route/s)
  • Duration
  • Name of band music will be played for

In addition to the application letter, the following supporting documents are required:
  • A copy of each driver’s permit/licence.
  • Letter from Bandleader
  • Proof of insurance for the vehicle and authorised number of additional passengers
  • Inspection certificate
  • A recent certified copy (not more than three months old)
  • Fee: $90.00 for permit/licence to carry persons

This permit/licence will become null and void if the following conditions are breached:

  • The musical equipment to be used on the vehicle must not project beyond the physical perimeters of the vehicle.
  • The equipment and/or protective barriers mounted on the unit must not exceed an overall height of five (5) metres from the ground.
  • All equipment must be securely fastened to the vehicle. Where necessary guard rails must be installed to prevent accidental displacement.
  • Persons are not permitted to mount or disembark from the vehicle whilst it is in motion.
  • Do not install unauthorised lights.
  • Persons are prohibited in areas of the vehicle that are NOT designated for passenger use.
  • The number of people on the vehicle must NOT exceed the permissible amount on the approval.
  • The vehicle must NOT travel at a greater speed than 10kmph when passengers are on board.

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS TO DRIVE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 A visitor to Trinidad and Tobago may drive on the roads of Trinidad and Tobago under the following conditions:

  • The visitor must attain the legal age limit to drive in Trinidad and Tobago at seventeen (17) years of  age or over
  • A visitor to Trinidad and Tobago must be in possession of a valid Driver’s Permit/Licence issued by a country that is  a signatory to the Geneva Convention, for a period of 90 days with effect from the date of his arrival or until the date of his/her arrival or until the date of expiry of the driver’s permit/licence, whichever occurs first orA valid driver’s permit/licence
  • A valid certificate of insurance
  • Travel documents certifying the date of arrival in Trinidad and Tobago
  • The visitor to Trinidad and Tobago must have a valid International Driver’s Permit/Licence issued outside of Trinidad and Tobago for the period specified thereon, or where no such period is specified, for a period of one (1) year from the date of issue. 
  • A visitor to Trinidad and Tobago or holder of a driver’s permit/licence referred to in points (2) and (3), must have the driver’s permit/licence on his /her person or in the vehicle to produce to Law Enforcement Officers: Police Officer and Transport Officer, once requested.