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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

  • International driver’s Permit (licence) issued by DVDL as part of the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic and The Traffic (International Circulation) Regulations, 2012 are only valid for one year from the date of issue. Once expired, a new application has to be made at a cost of CI $60.00. (link Form TR14)
  • As a “new resident” or a “visitor” to the Cayman Islands, the Act allows you six months on which to legally drive. After the six months, you will have to sit and pass both the written and road exams. If the written exam is done within the six months of residency, you need only take and pass the written exam provided you hold a valid driver’s licence from a Geneva country for the class of vehicle to be driven.
  • If you are NOT a holder of a licence from a Geneva Convention country, i.e. Honduras or Colombia, you can only drive on your foreign driver’s licence for ONE month and MUST sit and pass both the written and road exams .

Yes, as a“visitor” to the Cayman Islands, the Traffic Act and Regulations allows you six months on which to legally drive before the exchange of your driver’s licence.

A full driver’s licence allows you to operate a motor vehicle without supervision within the limit of the relevant category of vehicle to be driven.

A provisional/learner’s licence requires you to be accompanied by a holder of a full driver’s licence for the group of provisional licence and they must have held that full licence for 24 months (2 years) or more. 

Complete an application (link Form T.R.14) for the desired group of provisional licence and pay the fee of $60.00.  A practical test is required at the cost of $50.00 and once you have passed the necessary upgrade, the fee applies.

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 Call Center 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 Call Center or applying in person at any of the offices.
  • All written exams are conducted on Touch Screen.    (Link leaflet)

Types of Licence:

GROUP 0:Mopeds.
Group 1:Motorcycles (which includes mopeds and motor scooters) with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres.
Group 1A:Motorcycles with a cylinder capacity exceeding 125 cubic centimetres and includes vehicles in Group 1.
Group 2:Group 0, motor cars, taxis and trucks not exceeding 8,500 lbs; omnibuses not exceeding a seating capacity of fifteen persons in addition to the driver, towing a trailer not exceeding 2,000 lbs. Does not include Groups 1 and 1A.
Group 3:Vehicles in Groups 0 and 2, trucks not exceeding 33,000 lbs and omnibuses not exceeding a seating capacity of forty persons in addition to the driver; towing a trailer not exceeding 10,000 lbs. Does not include Groups 1 and 1A.
Group 4:All vehicles except Group 1 and 1A.
Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 3 years)75
Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 5 years)125
Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 10 years)250
Upgrade of driver’s licence (for the unexpired period of the licence)40
Full driver’s licence, Group  4 (for 3 years)120
Full driver’s licence, Group  4 (for 5 years)200
Full driver’s licence, Group  4 (for 10 years)400
Upgrade of driver’s licence (for the unexpired period of the licence)50 

Your driver’s licnece can be renewed for  3, 5 or 10 years. A new driver’s licence picture should be taken at least once every 10 years.

To upgrade your driver’s licence, you will have to obtain a provisional (learner’s) licence for the desired group and then a practical (road) test will have to be done. The cost of a provisional licence is $60.00 and a practical exam is $50.00. The necessary upgrade fee will apply once the practical exam has been passed.

Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 3 years)75
Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 5 years)125
Full driver’s licence not exceeding Groups 0-3 (for 10 years)250
Upgrade of driver’s licence (for the unexpired period of the licence)40
Full driver’s licence, Group 4 (for 3 years)120
Full driver’s licence, Group 4 (for 5 years)200
Full driver’s licence, Group 4 (for 10 years)400
Upgrade of driver’s licence (for the unexpired period of the licence)50 

Please submit an original or a Notarized copy of your marriage certificate or Deed Poll with a completed (Form T.R.14). 

For a change of address, please  complete the appropriate application (Form T.R.14). There is a fee of $40.00 for the issuance of any duplicate Driver’s licence for the unexpired period of the licence.

It will be necessary for you to report your driver’s licence as lost/stolen to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.  After doing so, you must  submit a copy of the report to DVDL to have your licence replaced at the cost of $40.00.  (link Declaration Form)

The mailing out of driver’s licence is only done by request of the customer.

Advise the Customer Service Clerk at the time you are having your driver’s licence printed.

You can collect your driver’s licence from the Customer Service Desk at any of the DVDL offices.

There are three options to renew your driver’s licence:

  • Online with the use of your ESID number obtained from the department;
  • By contacting the Call Center; or
  • In person, at any of the DVDL offices.