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Introduction

A driver's licence issued in The Bahamas allows persons to drive legally in the country. When you apply for driver's licence, you are given an option of having your Bahamian Driver's Licence renewed for one year or three years. However, persons obtaining a Bahamian Driver's Licence for the first time can only have their licence for a period of one year, after which time, the licence must be renewed.

Following is a procedure on how you can renew your driver's licence.

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Instructions

Deadline of renewal: A driver’s licence must be renewed at the end of your birth month after one or three years.

Required Information

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Procedure

  1. In order to renew your driver's license, you must fill up an application form, you obtain a copy of the form from the Road Traffic Department.
  2. Submit the completed application form along with all other relevant supporting documents to the Road Traffic Department Driver’s Licence Unit.
  3. You must present the expired/expiring Driver's Licence to the Road Traffic Department Driver's License Unit (if there are any changes that needs to be made to the driver’s licence, the applicant must provide supporting documents: passport, marriage certificate, divorce document etc.).
  4. After verification of the relevant information, the Photo Clerk will take the photograph and signature of the applicant (if necessary).
  5. The Photo Clerk will issue a receipt to the applicant for payment.
  6. Pay the renewal fee at the cashier.
  7. The driver's license will be issued by the Driver’s Licence Clerk.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Passport.
    • National Insurance Card.
    • Expired Driver’s Licence.
    • Non-Bahamians should present their Passport, Permit to Reside, issued by The Bahamas Immigration Department (Work Permit, Residency Permit, Spousal Permit or Permanent Resident Permit), or any other proof of residency and a copy of a Driver’s Licence.

Fees

Renewal fee: BS$20.00 per year.

Validity

If you got a driver's license for the first time, you must renew your license after a year.

When you renew your license, you are given an option of having your Bahamian Drivers Licence renewed for one year or three years.

Deadline of renewal: A driver’s licence must be renewed at the end of your birth month after one or three years.

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Processing Time

If all the requirements were met, you may received your renewed license on the same day of application.

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
(242) - 325-3323
325-6511
325-6519
Fax. (242) 322-8910
E-mail: roadtraffic@bahamas.gov.bs

Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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External Links

  • Road Traffic Department:
http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/mof_content/internet/all+services/d/drivers+licence+renewal#bs-ap

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