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Visitors Drivers Permit ( also known as Visitor’s Registration Certificate )

Driving on Barbados roads – The Legal Way

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

Barbados Visitors Driving Permit Locations

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, Bridgetown – Tel: 535 – 8349
  • Roebuck Street, Bridgetown – Tel: 467 – 1177 / 21 / 34

(Offices are open between 8:30 am and 3:30 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)

Cost For Visitors Permit

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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: Barbados driving licenses are valid for over 2 months are only issued by the Barbados 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).

Minimum Age to obtain a drivers permit in Barbados

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 International drivers license 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.

Arranging Your Visitors’ Driver’s Permit – For You the Customer ( Hirer )

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 permit.

customers waiting queue @ Barbados licensing Authority the pine

With Drive Barbados, you can avoid all this stress.

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 permit at the same time.

Application Visitor Permit Online Barbados 

Simple Steps to Get a Visitor Permit to Drive in Barbados

Every visitor needs a Visitor’s Registration Certificate (Visitor’s Permit) issued by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) to drive on Barbadian roads.

The visitor driving permit is issued directly to the BRA via email by completing and submitting a duly filled application form.

The application process for the Barbados visitor’s driving license is straightforward and swift.

The requirements and charges depend on the duration of stay.

Applying for Visitor’s Permit for Duration of Stay Under 2 Months


    The full details include:

  1. Your full name
  2. Country of residence
  3. Date of entry
  4. Address in Barbados
  • A BDS$ 10.00 fee payable through SurePay online

Applying for Visitor’s Permit for Duration of Stay Exceeding 2 Months


  • A valid international driver’s license.
  • A passport indicating your living or working status.
  • Completed and scanned visitors permit application form. Download the application form

    The full details include:

  1. Your full name
  2. Country of residence
  3. Date of entry
  4. Address in Barbados
  • A BDS$ 100.00 fee payable through SurePay online

Application and Follow-up Process

online payment Sure Pay for visitors permit Barbados using smartphone

  • You can apply for a Barbados visitor’s permit by email through
  • Once you fill and submit the visitor permit application form, the BRA will review and approve it. 
  • An identifier unique to the application is then issued.  This identifier is what you will use to make payment via SurePay.
  • The BRA processes permit application payments via the secure online payment platform SurePay. 

You can conveniently make the payment online at

If you would like to make payment in one of their local locations, refer to their payment locations in Barbados.

  • SurePay will issue a receipt upon payment of the permit fee. 
  • The payment confirmation report will be generated and sent to the Barbados Revenue Authority every hour.
  • Upon payment confirmation, the BRA will issue, via email, the visitor’s permit by the next business day.
  • You can follow up on the permit processing or get assistance via email or phone number (246) 243 1698.

Please note that this service is offered exclusively to our customers
Further Info: Visit Barbados Licensing Authority Location

Contact Us for Your Car Rental + Visitors Permit 


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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