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Barbados - Apply for Temporary Driver License

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  1. Proceed to the Ministry of Transport and Works which is located at Pine East-West Boulevard, St. Michael.
  2. A Barbadian who has obtained a licence abroad, or a new resident who holds a valid foreign licence, may apply to the Licensing Authority for a Barbados driving licence.
  3. The application must be made on the prescribed form and the relevant licence fee must be paid.
  4. A test may be required at the discretion of the Authority.

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Required Documents[edit]

The applicant must be in possession of a valid driving licence issued by the traffic authorities in his/her country of normal residence.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


A visitor or temporary resident of Barbados may obtain a temporary driving permit by applying to:

  • The Licensing Authority offices at The Pine, St. Michael, Oistins in Christ Church and Holetown in St. James
  • At any approved hired car agency.


Minister - The Honourable John Boyce, MP

Permanent Secretary - Mr. Lionel Nurse

Chief Technical Officer - Mr. Frank Thornhill

Ministry Of Transport and Work

Pine East-West Boulevard, St. Michael, Barbados


Telephone: 246-429-2191

Fax: 246-437-8133

Please follow the link for more information

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Temporary resident of Barbados and a holder of other country's driver's license where the applicant normally resides.


Driving Licence And Permit Fees[edit]

  • Theory Test - $30.00
  • Visitors permit - $10.00 for less than two months
  • Visitors Permit - $100.00 for two months and over and up to a maximum of one year.

Other Fees[edit]

  • Bicycles - 25.00
  • Regulation Tests - 30.00
  • Highway Codes - 20.00
  • Conductor Badges - 80.00
  • Private Service Vehicle Badges - 70.00
  • Tariff Cards - 10.00
  • Limited Trade Plates(per pair) - 190.00
  • Provisional License Plates - 25.00
  • Special Permits - 25.00
  • Weight Certificates - 25.00
  • Vehicle Inspections - 100.00
  • Road Worthy Certificates - 25.00
  • Vehicle Investigations(new) - 50.00
  • Driving License Permits - 80.00


The temporary driver's license will be valid for one year or until the expiry of the applicants driving licence, whichever is the shorter time.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A temporary driver's license is a document authorizing a visitor or a temporary resident of Barbados to drive a motor vehicle in the country.

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