New residents who intend to purchase a vehicle will be required to obtain a Cayman Islands driver licence. You may be eligible to replace your foreign licence with a Cayman Island licence. You may be eligible to reduce the two part tests (written + road) for a Cayman Islands driver's licence if the written test is taken within the first six months from your arrival date as a new resident.
You can temporarily suspend the registration of your vehicle to prevent incurring vehicle licensing fees over the period that the vehicle will not be in use.
In order to have a vehicle registered in your name, you must be the holder of a valid and unrestricted C.I. drivers licence and have proof of valid insurance. See our section on Transferring Ownership for more details.
Section 9 of the Traffic Act (2021 Revision) states that the Director shall be notified within fourteen days of any alteration to the particulars/ownership of a vehicle. See our section on Transferring Ownership for more details.
While it is necessary for the bank to forward a notification of lien removal, you may have to request that the notification be done. See Export/Termination of Vehicle section for more information.
You need authorization from the registered owner. See our Export/Termination of Vehicle section for more information.
Yes. Go to any of our offices, complete the appropriate form and submit payment of $50. See the Change Category section for more details.
You can licence your vehicle for 3, 6, 12, 24 or 36 months. See our Vehicle Registration & Licensing section for more details.
You need to obtain a provisional licence for the new vehicle type.and complete a practical test. See our Heavy Equipment /Special Vehicle section for more details.
You may be eligible to replace your foreign licence with a Cayman Island licence.
Immediately notify the police, once you have done so you may then visit the DVDL to have your licence replaced. Remember to bring a copy of you police report.
Citizens aged over 70 have to disclose details of any disability, and may be required to produce a medical certificate when renewing their licence. Please see our Senior Citizen section for more details.
Come to one of our offices, complete the appropriate form. There is a $20 dollar fee to cover the cost of a new licence. See our Change of Address / Name section form more details.