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Visitors’ Driving Licence Permit

Your legal way of driving on Barbados roads

Foreign visitors and temporary residents in Barbados are required to obtain a temporary visitors driver‘ license before they can drive on public roads.

This license can be obtained from The Barbados Licensing Authority offices at:

  • The Pine, St. Michael – Tel: 535 – 8501 – 04
  • Holetown, St. James – Tel: 535 – 8162
  • Oistins, Christ Church – Tel: 535 8144
  • Treasury Building, Bridgetowen – Tel: 535 – 8349
  • Roebuck Street, Bridgetown – Tel: 467 – 1177 / 21 / 34

(Offices are open between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm on Weekdays, Monday – Friday only)

  • Or from authorized car hire company in Barbados (since we are an authorised car rental company, for your convenience, we can arrange a driver permit)

The permit is available for two varied periods, each having different fee to consider

  • Visitors driving permit – US$ 5.00 for two months
  • Visitors driver’s license – US$ 50.00 for up to a maximum of one year.

Please Note: driving licenses valid for over 2 months are only issued by the Licensing Authority offices

If you are going to rent a car to get around during your stay in Barbados, we will make it easy for you to acquire a tourist driving license valid for up to 2 months (in most cases our valued customers choose this option). There is also an age restriction for obtaining a permit to drive (minimum requirement is 21 years of age or older and will need to have a valid permit issued from your country of residence).

Elderly citizens aged 70 years or older, and citizens with physical challenges wishing to acquire a temporary visitors driving license in Barbados will need to produce a medical certificate from a local medical practitioner proving they are fit and healthy to drive.

We Can Arrange Your Visitors’ Driver’s License For You

When you arrive in Barbados the last thing you need is the hassle and inconvenience of having to queue up in a government office to get your required temporary driver’s license. With Drive Barbados, you can avoid all this nuisance.

We can advise you of in advance of your visit what is required and personally sort out all the administration and paperwork for you. This means that when we meet you at the airport or sea port, we will not only have your car ready and waiting for you, but we will also be able to present you with your temporary driver’s license at the same time.

Please note that this service is offered exclusively to our customers
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Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown is the capital. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison's Cave formation, and many other tourist attractions.

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