Barbados Driving Licence Frequently Asked Questions Barbados Driving Licence FAQs
Call the Barbados Licensing Authority (BLA) at 536-0270 to set your appointment to sit the written Regulation test. Some form of Barbados Identification is required. Take note of the date and time given to you. Go to any Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) office prior to your regulation test date and pay the fee of $30bds to sit the test. Please ensure you have some form of Barbados Identification.
Sit regulation test. The test usually consists of 20 questions. Answer 15 or above correctly and you are on your way to obtaining your driver's permit. If you are unsuccessful, you can apply to re-sit the test. However, a fee of $30bds is charged for each test attempt.
Once you've successfully passed the test, head downstairs into the main office where you will be given a form to fill. You will be required to present your Barbados ID and two passport-sized photos. On completion, take the documentation provided by the BLA official over to BRA and pay the fee of $80bds to receive the Driver's Learner permit.
Return to the BLA's Main Office to obtain a date for your driving test.
Private Car = Automatic or Manual
Light Goods = Automatic/Manual
Heavy Goods = Truck. (Must be 18yrs)
If you are renewing at the end of a six (6) month period the cost is $35bds and the permit will be valid for three (3) months.
If renewing at the end of a three (3) month period the cost will be $60bds and the permit will be valid for six (6) months.
Take your Barbados Identification card to the Barbados Licensing Authority’s office located in the Pine, St. Michael to apply for the lost permit.
After receiving the necessary paperwork you can pay the associated fee at any BRA office.
This depends on the individual, however, you must be in possession of a valid driver’s permit for a period of three (3) months before taking the driving test.
We suggest at least two (2) hours per week. However, the more practice you're able to get in, the likelihood of becoming more competent in driving proficiency is greatly increased.
We recommend 20 to 30 hours.
As a baseline 1.5 hours for each year of your life.
In order to receive a date for a driving test please present a valid driver’s permit to the BLA office. You will also be required to make a payment of $100bds to any BRA office.
N.B. It is recommended that the payment be made before the date of your driving test.
Applications for license upgrades are done at the BLA office. After receiving the necessary paperwork a payment of $80bds can be made at any BRA office after which your permit will be issued.
Please visit the offices of the BLA and you will be directed to the appropriate personnel. After an assessment is completed you will be notified if you are required to take the driving test again or otherwise.
Apply for a police report within your district. After the report has been obtained, please take it in to the BLA office.
Yes. Please present your existing license to the BLA along with some form of Barbados identification.
N.B. The possibility exists that you may be asked to take a driving test.
Yes. However, only if the following circumstances are true:
You are in possession of a valid work permit
You are in possession of a valid student visa
Regulation Test $30bds
Learner's Permit $80bds
Driving Test $100bds
Driver's License $50bds
International Driver's License $65bds
You will be required to produce your valid driver’s licence as well as apply for a ‘Visitor’s Permit’.
A visitor’s permit may be obtained from;
- Barbados Licencing Authority, located at The Pine, St. Michael
- Oistins Police Station,
- Hastings Police Station
- Holetown Police Station
- Most car rental companies