Vehicle Registration



REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES 
 

The requirements are as follows: 
 
 1. No person shall be registered as the owner of a Motor Vehicle unless such person is at least seventeen (17) years of age.
 
2. In order to register a vehicle, the owner or agent shall present the following:
a) A Pro Forma Invoice issued by the motor vehicle firm
b) A completed Motor Vehicle Tax Form (issued by the motor vehicle firm)
c) A completed Registration Form No. 6
d) A certificate of Insurance
 
3. On payment of weighbridge fee of $20.00, the Motor Vehicle will be weighed and inspected to determine compliance with the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50, Motor Vehicle Insurance Third Party Risk Chapter 48:51. If the Motor Vehicle is found to be in compliance with the relevant Act, registration will be approved. Thereafter, a registration fee of $100.00 must be paid.
 

REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN–USED VEHICLE

Authorized Dealers

The requirements are as follows:
  • Registration Form
  • Import License
  • Record of Payment of motor vehicle tax
  • Bill Lading
  • Export Certificate – English Translation
  • Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
  • Insurance
  • Driver’s permit/Identification Card/Passport
  • Customs and Excise Division Official Receipt
  • Assessment Notice
  • C82 Form
  • CARICOM Invoice
  • Commercial Invoice


If Company

The requirements are as follows:
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Articles of Directors
  • Driver’s Permit / Identification Card / Passport of the Director who signs the registration form


Company Use

The requirements are as follows:
  • Registration Form
  • Import Licence
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Articles of Directors
  • Record Payment of motor vehicle tax
  • Bill Lading
  • Export Certificate
  • Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
  • Insurance
  • Company Stamp on the registration form and a copy of the director(s) drivers permit / identification card / passport who’s signing the registration
  • Driver’s Permit / Identification Card / Passport of the director who sign the registration form
  • Customs and Excise Division Official Receipt
  • Assessment Notice
  • C82 Form
  • CARICOM Invoice
  • Commercial Invoice


Individual Use (Use Vehicles)

The requirements are as follows:
  • Registration Form
  • Import Licence 
  • Record Payment of motor vehicle tax
  • Bill of Lading
  • Export Certificate
  • Export Certificate – English Translation
  • Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
  • Insurance/Driver’s permit /Identification Card/Passport
  • Customs and Excise Division Official Receipt
  • Assessment Notice
  • C82 Form
  • CARICOM Invoice
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Export Certificate
 

THE CHANGE OF REGISTRATION  FROM 'H' TO 'P' AND FROM T' TO 'P' OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

  1. Where the owner of a hired car, goods vehicle, or rented car wishes to change its registration, the following steps shall be taken: 
  1. The motor vehicle must be licensed for the current year in the original Class. 
  2. 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 must be accompanied by a Certified Copy of Registration, which shall not be more than three (3) years old (except for rented cars) 
  3. The vehicle must be presented to the Licensing Division for inspection and the following documents produced: 
  4. The purchase tax receipt from the Inland Revenue Department (except for rented cars) 
  5. The form of approval from the Inland Revenue Department (except  for rented cars)
  6. The Certified Copy of Registration
  7. A completed Registration Form No. 6
  8. A completed Notification of Change Form
  9. A valid Certificate of Insurance
 
The following fees are applicable for the change of registration of a motor vehicle:  
 
Notification of Change Fee                         -          $35.00
Registration Fee                                       -            $100.00


RECLASSIFICATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE (PRIVATE TO HIRE)

If your vehicle is used for hired transportation services, as the owner you are required by law to reclassify your vehicle from a P (Private) car to an H (Hired) car. The following documents are required to complete this process:

  1. A certified Copy of Registration

  2. A completed Registration Form No. 6

  3. A completed Notification of Change Form

  4. A valid Certificate of Insurance

  5. A valid Driver’s Permit

  6. A valid inspection certificate from the VTS garage, once the vehicle is over five (5) years (from date of manufacture) must be produced.

 
The following fees are applicable for the reclassification of a motor vehicle:

  • Reclassification                         $100.00

  • Notification of change                $35.00