Transfer of Vehicle on Death of Owner


TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF MOTOR VEHICLE  ON DEATH OF THE REGISTERED OWNER

  1. In the case of the death of the registered owner of a vehicle, the legal heir or any other person into whose possession the vehicle shall lawfully come, shall for the purpose of such transfer, apply in person to the Transport Commissioner who will advise on the appropriate steps to be taken in each case.
 
  1. In the event of a named Executor, the Executor is required to be present at the Transfer Counter with one form of valid ID.  The Vehicle is to be transferred to the named Beneficiary only in the presence of the Executor.  
 
 
Required Documents
 
  1. Death Certificate (Original and Copy) – Original to
  2. Two forms of Identification Card or Passport and Driver’s Permit (New Owner).
  3. One form of Identification (Deceased) - if available
  4. Original probate of a will, along with a copy (If the deceased left a will, Original required for verification)
Or
  1. Original Letters of Administration, along with a copy.  (Original required for verification of copy)
  2. Certified Copy of Ownership. (Not older than one (1) year)
  3. Insurance in buyer(s) name
  4. Receipt for sale in the event of double transfer
  5. Completed APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION Form
 

Doctrine of Survivorship

Transfer of a vehicle upon the death of the registered owner of the vehicle under Doctrine of Survivorship.
 
  • Death Certificate (Copy an Original)
  • Certified copy of ownership (Not older than 1 year )
  • One form of Identification (Deceased) - if available
  • Two (2) Forms of Identification – New Owner
  • Insurance in the new owner's name
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Completed APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION Form
 

Other Information

Plus the Transfer Fee - $10.00
The V.A.T is payable by V.A.T registered companies.                               
When a motor vehicle is purchased from a company and the buyer has paid VAT at the time of purchase, the invoice / tax receipt must be validated by the VAT Office at the Inland Revenue Department. 
For used motorcycles not exceeding 250 cc, the transfer fee is:       $150.00
For used motorcycles exceeding 250 cc, the transfer fee is:            $300.00
Plus the Transfer Tax which is $10.00