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FAQs: Motor Vehicle & Driver's Licence
Q. Why should I licence my Motor Vehicle?
Q. What documents do I need to register and licence a new vehicle?
Q. What do I need to renew my motor vehicle licence?
Q. What should I do when I purchase a second-hand motor vehicle?
Q. What do I need to transfer a motor vehicle?
Q. What should I do if I lose my Driver's Licence?
Q. How do I apply for a New Driver's Licence?
Q. How do I Obtain an International Driver's Licence?
Q. How do I renew my Driver's Licence
Q. How do I apply for Renewal of Driver's Licence whilst Overseas?

Answers to Motor Vehicle & Driver's Licence

FAQs - Full List

 
Q. Why should I licence my Motor Vehicle?
A:   Regulations under the Road Traffic Act require that any Motor vehicle or trailer be registered and licenced before it is used on any public road.
   
Q.   What documents do I need to register and licence a new vehicle?
A:   a. Certificate of Fitness
b. Certificate of Insurance
c. Invoice from Motor Car Dealer/Customs Entry Document
d. Identification, eg. National ID, Passport or Driver's Licence
e. Taxpayer Registration
f. Where vehicle is imported by an individual – a copy of the import licence is required
     
Q.   What do I need to renew my motor vehicle licence?
A:  

a. Expired Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate
b. Certificate of fitness
c. Certificate of Insurance
d. Taxpayer Registration Number
e. Road Licence to be presented for CC & PP

     
Q.   What should I do when I purchase a second-hand motor vehicle?
A:   a. Ensure that the engine and chassis numbers on the relevant documents agree with the engine and chassis numbers on the vehicle.
b. Ensure that there is a title for the vehicle to be purchased
c. If in doubt, check with the Central Motor Vehicle Registry at Revenue Services Centre, 191 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8.
     
Q.   What do I need to transfer a motor vehicle?
A:   a. Certificate of Title
b. Registration Certificate
c. Certificate of Insurance
d. Identification
e. Certificate of Fitness
f. Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN)
     
   
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Q.   What should I do if I lose my Driver's Licence?
A:   a. Report the matter to the police
b. Obtain the relevant letter from the Police
c. Take this letter to the: Island Traffic Authority 1 1/2 Manhattan Road, Kingston 5 along with two (2) passport size photographs.
d. The Island Traffic authority will prepare a statement to the Collector of Taxes indicating whether or not there is any Judicial Endorsement (official entry by court) on the licence
e. Visit the Tax Office where original Licence was issued and apply for a substitute
f. Pay required fee
     
Q.   How do I apply for a New Driver's Licence?
A:   a. After completing the driving test the client will enquire at Collectorate for Certificate of Competence forwarded by the Examination Depot
b. The client will pay the relevant fee at the cashier and procure a receipt.
c. The Officer will have the applicant fill out the renewal form and may ask him to do a reading test.
d. If the applicant satisfies the above requirements he/she will then be photographed and the licence issued.
e. If the applicant does not satisfy the requirements he/she is referred to the Supervisor/Manager or Collector who will advise him/her.
     
Q.   How do I Obtain an International Driver's Licence?
A:   a. To obtain an International Driver's Licence, the client must be the holder of a valid Jamaican Driver's Licence.
b. On attendance at the Collectorate, the client presents his Driver's Licence and one (1) passport size photograph to the relevant officer.
c. The client will be required to complete an application form.
d. The International Driver's Licence is issued if the client satisfies a-c above.
e. The International Driver's Licence is valid for one (1) year or until the Driver's Licence expires, whichever is less.
f. There is no extra cost to obtain an International Driver's Licence.
     
Q.   How do I renew my Driver's Licence?
A:   a. The client will pay the relevant fee at the cashier and procure a receipt.
b. The applicant will present the current/expired Driver's Licence and receipt to a taxpayer Service Officer.
c. The Officer will have the applicant fill out the renewal form and may ask him to do a reading test.
d. If the applicant satisfies the above requirements he/she will then be photographed and the licence issued.
e. If the applicant does not satisfy the requirements he/she is referred to the Supervisor/Manager or Collector who will advise him/her.
     
Q.   How do I apply for Renewal of Driver's Licence whilst Overseas?
A:   a. Delegate a person who is in Jamaica to transact business on behalf of person abroad.
b. Download application form to renew driver's licence from web site or ask delegate to collect form at Collectorate and send to licencee.
c. Application form should be filled out and signed in the presence of a Notary Public/Authorised Jamaican Embassy Officer must sign affix his Stamp/seal to the Form. A recent passport-sized photograph should also be certified and stamped by the Presiding Officer, who should also verify that the person is literate.
d. An authorisation letter for the person delegated, the expired driver's licence, notarised form and photograph to be submitted to the Collectorate for processing. Person delegated must have proper ID.
     
     
   
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