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Public Transport Driver’s Booklet10
Reference letter75
Bank lien (to add or remove)25
Emergency call-out service50
Insurance report for vehicle100
Insurance report for property100
Copy of register entry (per vehicle)100
Copy of driver’s licence entry (each licence)100
Registration plates: souvenir plates16
Plates (per set)75
Personalized plates (motor cars and trucks not exceeding 10,000 lbs)400
Personalized plates (motorcycles, mopeds and scooters)200
Quincentennial plates (Replacement per plate)30 
Exhibition plates (motor cars and trucks)100
Exhibition plates (motorcycles, mopeds and scooters)50
Trade plates, one pair (per annum)1408
Transfer of personalized and quincentennial plates30
Replacement of personalized and quincentennial plates30
Replacement of exhibition plates (motor cars and trucks)50
Replacement of exhibition plates (motorcycles, mopeds) and scooters)25
Replacement of registration plates for invalid carriagesFree
Processing fee (termination and suspension of vehicle)Free
Processing fee (transfer of vehicle)25
Application fee for importation of heavy equipment as defined in the Customs (Temporary Provisions) Regulations, 2005100
Annual Statistics Report120
Quarterly Statistics Report30

Fees are processed in Cayman Islands dollars (KYD).   Credit Cards and US cheques are processed at $.82 and US cash $.80.

  • Back fees are simply the licence fees owed between the end of the last license’s expiry date and the renewal date of the new application. To avoid back fees, please renew your licence early.
  • If you are not planning on using a vehicle for a while, please consider suspending or terminating the current vehicle’s licence. (link T.R.7) The purpose of suspension or termination is to stop the licence fees accruing.
  • All vehicles must be insured and pass an inspection prior to being registered and licensed.
  • All vehicles must be insured and pass an inspection prior to being registered and licensed.
  • All vehicles must be insured and pass an inspection prior to being registered and licensed.

You are not permitted to drive on any expired driver’s licence or expired provisional/learner’s licence. To renew a provisional/learner’s licence you will have to complete the necessary application (link Form T.R.14) and pay the fee of $60.00.  You are allowed only one renewal of your provisional/learner’s licence, after that period has lapsed, you will be required to complete an application and pay for a practical road exam at the cost of $50.00

If you are not a holder of a full Cayman Islands driver’s licence, then for you to obtain a provisional licence you will first have to pass a written exam. A holder of a full driver’s licence can complete an application (link Form T.R.14) for the desired group of provisional/learner’s licence and pay the fee of $60.00.

Written exam appointments can be rescheduled up to 15 minutes before testing time. Practical exams have to be rescheduled 24 hours before the testing time.  

If any appointment is not cancelled or rescheduled, the rebooking of the appointment will have to be paid.  

If our office has an unscheduled closure,  any previously allocated test dates will be rescheduled once our offices has reopened and testing resumes at no cost to the applicant.

Yes, Practical/Driving exams are conducted Monday through Friday at the Crewe Road office.

  • The cost of the Driving test is CI $50.00 and can be booked by contacting the Customer support Unit at 945 8344, Option 1 or applying in person at any of the three offices.

(Link new 4 week guidelines)

Yes, written test are conducted Monday through Friday at the Crewe Road office.

  • The cost of the written exam is CI $25.00 and can be booked by contacting the Customer support Unit at 945 8344, Option 1 or applying in person at any of the offices.
  • All written exams are conducted on Touch Screen.

(Link leaflet)

The vehicle must be insured at the time that the renewal licence application is submitted. However,  it is not necessary for the insurance coverage submitted to cover the entire time period of the licence. It is permitted for insurance policies to have different expiry dates than those of the vehicle licence but any vehicle being driven within the Cayman Islands must have insurance coverage under the Traffic Act  and the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Risks) Insurance Act.

  • You must have a valid insurance policy to operate your vehicle legally on the road.

If you have the new plate type (EVR) (white background), a coupon is not required, your old coupon should be removed from your windscreen. For vehicles that have the old plate type (yellow, orange, Quincentennial) a new coupon will be mailed to you with your vehicle’s licence paperwork.

Please click this link to find out if your new plates are ready for collection or contact the Call Center.

All vehicles require a coupon. Vehicles with the new white plates (EVR) coupon does not change each time the registration is renewed, only the old plates (yellow or orange.) The new EVR coupon has a minimum life of five years, so there is no need to change the coupon for each renewal.

All renewed vehicle licence paperwork are being emailed to the email address on file for the registered owner. Under standard operation there are two reasons why documents cannot be mailed:

  • If the postal address of the registered owner has changed from what is printed on their driver's licence we cannot mail the documents to you. The registered owner must come to the main location at Crewe Road to collect the documents and update their address.
  • If your new white plates (EVR) are ready for collection, we request that you collect the documents and your new plates at the same time.

Remember to request your ESID the next time you visit any of our office locations so that you can become a register user.

  • Renewal documentation will be emailed to you. Keep your receipt! You will receive an email confirming that the renewal has been completed and include an electronic issuance of the vehicle licence.

Under standard conditions the owner or applicant can collect the vehicle licence documents. Any third party can also collect the documents on the owner’s behalf. Please ensure that you bring a copy of the payment receipt with you when collecting the documents from DVDL.

You can drive your vehicle as soon as you have submitted your vehicle licence renewal application. However; you must print the payment receipt which has been sent to you by email after submission and store it in your vehicle until your licence document arrives in the post, if a paper coupon is needed. If stopped and questioned by the police this document serves as proof that your application has been submitted and is being processed. If your renewal application is refused, your vehicle is not permitted to be driven until a valid licence is granted.  

If your application is denied you will be contacted by DVDL, in such a case.

ALL online application documents can be collected from the Customer Service Desk at the Crewe Road location, this is only necessary if you are collecting a paper coupon or driver’s licence.

An email will be sent to the email addresses provided. The email will contain the payment receipt as an attachment and any further actions will be detailed in the body of the email. Some of our standard email responses for online applications contain instructions to pick up documents from DVDL.  

All vehicle licence renewal documents are  mailed to the owner’s mailing address on our files, only if requested. If you have renewed your licence but your postal address printed on your driver’s licence is different to your present address, please contact DVDL immediately.

Once your application is submitted, please print the online transaction receipt for your records & keep it in your vehicle until your licence documents are received.