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Driver’s License Info

The License

 

Those interested in obtaining a driver’s license must fulfill the following requisites:

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula).
  • Demonstrate moral quality proven by obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct from the National Police or corresponding legal authorities.
  • Undergo an eye examination and blood type tests to be carried out in the General Office of Land Transit (DGTT in Spanish) headquarters in Santo Domingo and in the interior of the country.
  • Display theoretical and practical knowledge of driving and driving laws by taking a written driving test which is given at the DGTT offices.
  • Provide receipts from the Banco de Reservas to prove that you have paid the taxes and fees necessary to obtain a driver’s license.

 

Required Documents

 

To obtain a learner’s permit

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Receipts from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
  • Eye examination and blood type tests done at the central and regional DGTT headquarters.
  • Proof of passage of the written, theoretical test given by the DGTT.

 

To Obtain Your First Driver’s License

 

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Receipt of payment made to Banco de Reservas corresponding to the fee for a Driver’s License.
  • A Learner’s Permit issued at least 45 days prior with at least one year left before expiration.
  • Proof of attendance at the Drivers Education class given at the central and regional headquarters of the General Office of Land Transit.
  • Certification of proof of having taken the Practical Test given by the DGTT.

 

To Renew a Driver’s License

 

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local DGTT offices.
  • Expired driver’s license.
Change of driving category
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Driver’s license from the previous category issued at least one year prior.
  • Receipts from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local DGTT offices.
To change from an official to civilian permit
  • Certification from the Secretary of the Armed Forces or the National Police validating the license being sought by the applicant
  • Communication from the corresponding military organization confirming that the applicant is no longer a member.
  • A civilian identity card and voter registration card.
  • Certification of Good Conduct from the National Police or corresponding court system.
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local DGTT offices.
  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
Change of Origin (from a foreign to a national driver’s license)
  • National ID card as a foreigner.
  • Certification from the Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin stating the validity of the applicant’s driving license, duly confirmed and legalized in the Dominican Foreign Ministry
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local DGTT offices.
  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
Where can all of these procedures be carried out?

In Santo Domingo:

Central Office of the Land Transit Office, the Churchill Multi-Center Module and the surrounding modules set up for this purpose.

In the interior of the country:

Regional offices are located in Santiago, San Francisco de Macorís, Puerto Plata, La Romana and Azua.

(The regional Land Transit offices in the interior of the country operate in the same headquarters as the Ministry of Public Works except in the case of La Romana where it functions in the Provincial Government Office.)

The Cost
SERVICES FEES
Learner’s permit 1,380.00
Issuance of driver’s License 990.00
Issuance of motorcycle license 890.00
Issuance of heavy vehicle license (category 1) 1,020.00
Issuance of heavy vehicle license (category 2) 1,040.00
Issuance of equipment operator’s license 895.00
Renewal of driver’s license 830.00
Renewal of motorcycle license 790.00
Renewal of heavy vehicle license (category 1) 1,050.00
Renewal of heavy vehicle license (category 2) 1,070.00
Renewal of equipment operator’s license 795.00
Renewal of learner’s permit 780.00
Duplicate license 540.00
Correction of license 540.00
Certifications Free
Change from official to civilian license 950.00
Change from foreign license to Dominican 950.00
Motor vehicle revision 45.00
Issuance of diplomatic license 625.00
Right to repeat an exam 200.00
Driver’s manual 550.00
Maps for passenger and cargo vehicles 300.00
Refund for fences 1050.00
Course for school directors and instructors 350.00
Notes & Reminders

Driver’s Licenses are valid for four (4) years beginning from their date of issuance and the Magazine of Motor Vehicles is valid for one year from the time of its issuance.

Driver’s Licenses are classified in categories, according to the type of vehicle being used by the applicant:

  • Category I: Motor vehicles,
  • Category II: Light vehicles
  • Category III: Heavy vehicles
    • Mini-bus carrying up to 40 passengers and trucks with 2 axles
    • Busses carrying more than 60 passengers, semi trailers and trucks with more than 2 axles
  • Category V is for operators of heavy specialized equipment (cement mixers, land levelers, retro-excavation machines, etc.)

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