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Bahamas - Obtain an International Driver License

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Bahamian drivers in need of a license for driving abroad can apply for an International Driver’s License. This license is an authorized translation of a Bahamian Driver's License into many languages.


You should be 17 years or older, have a Bahamian Driver’s License and intend to drive while visiting or residing in a foreign country.

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

Required Information

  • Full Name
  • Home Address
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver License Number


  1. Applicant must present a completed International Drivers License Form, 2 Passport size photos and their Bahamian Drivers License to the Road Traffic Department Drivers License Unit Clerk will verify all relevant information
  2. Upon verification of information the Clerk will issue a bill for this service Applicant should take the bill to the Cashier for payment
  3. Upon payment the Cashier will issue a receipt of payment Applicant takes the receipt back to the Clerk Clerk will process the license and issue it to the Applicant.

Application Form for International Driver's license link:

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Required Documents

  • 2 Passport size photos
  • Bahamian Drivers License
  • International Drivers License Form




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

Within the same day, once all the required documents are submitted.

Office Locations & Contacts

Road Traffic Department
Thompson Blvd
Clarence Bain Bldg
P.O. Box N 1615
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-3850
Fax. (242) 322-8910

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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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.
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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.

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