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A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle or vehicles. Citizens of Barbados travelling in foreign countries may be allowed to drive with an International Driving Licence.

Following is a procedure on how to apply for an International Driver Licence (IDL).


  • Citizens of Barbados
  • Holds a valid driving license

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The Motor Licensing Authority of Barbados also issues International Driving Licence to it's citizens.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to the Barbados Licensing Authority to apply for an International Driving Licence.
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. Submit the completed form along with your valid driving licence, attested copies of address proof and birth certificate, valid passport, valid visa and 2 passport size photograph.
  4. Pay the required fees before receiving your license.

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Required Documents

  • Valid driving licence
  • Attested copy of address proof
  • Attested copy of Birth Certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Visa
  • Required Fees
  • Two passport size photograph.


International Driver's License $65.00 (BDS)


The International Driving Licence has a maximum validity of one year.

Citizens are required to get their licence from the country they're visiting within one year period.

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry Of Transport and Works
Pine East-West Boulevard

Telephone: 246-429-2191
Fax: 246-437-8133


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External Links

  • Barbados Integrated Government:


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