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Guadeloupe - Apply for Category B1 Driver License (Heavy 4 Wheel Vehicle)

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  1. You will need to pass two theoretical exams and a practical exam in order to be issued a driver's license. You will need to pass the theoretical exams first before you can start practicing how to drive (supervised).
  2. After you have fulfilled the required hours needed to complete your training you may now start your application to take the practical exams. Check with your driving school if they will be the one making the arrangements or is it you who will need to go to the licensing office to apply for the procedure. Note: Applicants must meet the minimum age requirement and must be declared physically fit by a physician approved by the Prefecture.


  • On the day of the tests (theory and practical), you must provide a valid ID or an ID expired for less than 2 years. After taking the theory test, you will notified about the results by mail or e-mail.
  • Practical Exam Results: The inspector will not directly give you the result of your exam, you will need to check the result through the Road Safety Website. The results will be available 48 hours after the exam.

Receiving your license

Your license will be sent to you by post to your home.

If you are out when the postman delivers your license, you have 15 days to pick-up your license at the Post Office. After this period, the license is returned to the Issuing Office and you will need the prefecture to inquire how you can claim your license.

To monitor the production and distribution of your license, you can use the teleservice set up by the National Agency of secure documents (ANTS). You can also get information by calling ANTS.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application forms
  • Valid identification
  • 2 recent passport photos
  • If you are French and is under the age of 25, copy of certificate of participation la journe dfense et citoyennet (JDC ou JAPD) or interim certificate pending invitation or certificate of exemption.
  • For applicants from abroad, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt etc.)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Prefecture of Guadeloupe - Driving Licence Service

Physical Address:
rue Lacav
97100 Basse Terre

Phone: +33 5 90 99 39 00

Prfecture de la Guadeloupe

Physical address:
Rue Lardenoy
97100 Basse Terre

Phone: +33 5 90 99 39 00
Fax: +33 5 90 81 58 32

Office Hours:
Monday from 8:00 to 15:00
Tuesday from 8:00 to 15:00
Wednesday from 8:00 to 12:00
Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00
Friday from 8:00 to 12:00

Pointe--Pitre sub-prefecture

Physical address:
Place de la Victoire
97110 Pointe--pitre

Phone: +33 5 90 82 68 68
Fax: +33 5 90 82 52 16

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 8:00 to 11:30 am
Thursday from 8:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 am


Agence nationale des titres scuriss (ANTS)

Contact ANTS:

  • For information about the availability of your license
  • To check if your driver's license is ready after passing the exam or after you have submitted an application for a new license or duplicate

By phone: 0810 901 041 (cost of a local call from a landline)

Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8h to 17h



Age requirement: at least 16 years old

If you were born after December 31, 1987 and you are obtaining a license for the first time, you must be able to present a road safety certification issued by your school (l'attestation scolaire de scurit routire - ASSR) or road safety certificate (l'attestation de scurit routire - ASR).


  • If you are French and under the age of 25, you must be in good standing with the census requirements.
  • Foreigners, must be living in France for at least 6 months and have a valid residence permit.

Health: If you have a health problem, you must pass a medical examination conducted by a physician approved by the Prefecture.


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A Category B1 driving license is valid for 15 years from the date of issue.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application Forms


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Required Information[edit]

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Need for the Document[edit]

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. This document also serves as identification and proof of age.

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for a Category B1 Driver License (Heavy 4 Wheel Vehicle).

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