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Bahamas - Apply for Self Drive Franchise

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Introduction

This service is for the registration of a self drive franchise.

Eligibility

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Instructions

Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Name of Applicant
  • Address
  • Number of vehicles specified on existing franchise

Procedure

  1. Applicant having been granted a Self Drive plate must take the relevant documentation to the Road Traffic Department Inspection Centre to have their Public Service vehicle inspected Inspector will verify all relevant information and inspect the vehicle
  2. Upon being satisfied with the fitness of the vehicle the inspector will issue an Inspection Information Form (only for new vehicles) and an Inspection Pass Certificate
  3. Applicant must take the required documents along with the Inspection Pass Certificate to the Road Traffic Department Franchise Unit (Clarence Bain Building) for registration of the vehicle Registration Clerk will verify that the relevant vehicle and franchise information provided meets the requirements of the Department. If satisfactory, Clerk will register the vehicle
  4. Registration Clerk will calculate fees and issue vehicle Information Disc for payment Applicant must take vehicle Information Disc and Pass Inspection Certificate to cashier for validation
  5. Cashier will inform the applicant of the required fees needed to have vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Certificate validated Upon the applicant paying the required fees, the cashier will issue the valid Vehicle Information Disc and Inspection Permit.

Application Form for Self Drive Franchise link:
http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/RTD_Self%20Drive%20Form.pdf

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Required Documents

  • Valid Public Service Drivers License
  • Valid Certificate of Insurance Payment of Franchise Receipt
  • Valid Business License 'KEEP LEFT' sign on windshield Franchise Grant Letter
  • Payment of Franchise Receipt

Fees

$300.00 for first ten cars and $50.00 for each additional ten cars

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Road Traffic Department
Thompson Blvd
Clarence Bain Bldg
P.O. Box N 1615
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-3850
Fax. (242) 322-8910
Email : roadtraffic@bahamas.gov.bs

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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs

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