Foreign visitors and temporary residents in Barbados are required to obtain a temporary visitors drivers permit before they can drive on public roads.
(Offices are open between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on Weekdays, Monday – Friday only)
The permit is available for two varied periods, each having different fee to consider
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The full details include:
The full details include:
You can conveniently make the payment online at https://bb.surepaybillsonline.com/online/login .
If you would like to make payment in one of their local locations, refer to their payment locations in Barbados.
Please note that this service is offered exclusively to our customers
Further Info: Visit Barbados Licensing Authority Location