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Vehicle Registration and Licence

Whether you are licensing your vehicle for the first time or renewing, the process is much the same and is fairly straight forward. The same documents that were required during the inspection process will also be used to complete the licensing process.

In the case of a renewal, refer to your Certificate of Vehicle Licence and Roadworthiness (log book); print and sign your name on the lines provided (first page).

Present to a Licensing Officer along with your valid motor insurance (Cover Note/ Certificate or Policy) and the Certificate of Road Worthiness, which was issued to you by the vehicle inspection team.

Once these documents have been presented to any of our Licensing Officers, it is their duty to ensure that the information provided is updated on our records system. During this time, a Licensing Officer may ask you if you have changed your mailing address, telephone number (s), email address or name (by marriage or deed poll).

Licensing a new vehicle is similar to that of a renewal. Instead of presenting a log book you will be required to fill out the Application to Register a Vehicle which is provided by the inspector. This is used to register vehicles that have never been registered in the Cayman Islands before, whether new or secondhand. This form, along with your insurance and Certificate of Road Worthiness must be presented to a Licensing Officer.

Did you know that you can licence your vehicle for 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 or 60 months? A vehicle licence can be renewed for any combination of periods that will fit within the Certificate of Roadworthiness period granted.

However, the license cannot exceed:

  • 5 years, for a new vehicle being registered for the first time in the Islands that has not been registered anywhere before.
  • 3 years, for a vehicle that is less than ten year’s old, if the vehicle was registered before.
  • 1 year, for a vehicle that is more than ten years old, whether or not the vehicle was registered before.

3-months and 6-months vehicle license renewals are also available for all vehicles.

Upon completion of the registration process, new vehicles will receive a set of registration plates. These licence plates, as they are commonly known, must be affixed to the front and rear of the vehicle, except for trailers & motorcycles.

All vehicles will receive an EVR (Electronic Vehicle Registration) displaying the plate number and date issued. The electronic tag or coupon is to be displayed on the front windscreen, centered from the top. It has a minimum life of five years so there is no need to change the coupon for each renewal of the vehicle licence (Plate Instructions). An EVR signifies that your vehicle has been licensed in accordance with the relevant Traffic Act and can be operated on all public roads up until the date shown on the log book.

Your fees will be determined by several key factors such as the time period your vehicle is being licensed for, and type of vehicle. The cost for inspection will be added.

Request a Vehicle Extract

Avail a vehicle extract as a part of documentation which will be presented to the Customs Department in the Cayman Islands and at the Port of Entry of the final destination.

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