An individual applying for a new Driver’s Licence will be required to ensure all documentation are submitted before the process can successfully commence. Additionally, applicants should note that if they are making an application to be issued with the ‘Plastic Card’ Licence, they must present themselves to the Licence Revenue   Office, 200-201 Camp Street, to have their photograph taken. As such, a third party cannot make the application on behalf of the applicant.


  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Letter of Competence from the Certifying Office of the Guyana Police Force
  3. Copy of valid form of identification (National ID; Passport)
  4. One passport-sized photograph

A fee of G$5,000 is charged on the application for a new driver’s licence. Further, the licence is valid for a period of five (5) years.

The time applicable for the issuance of a New Private Car Driver’s Licence is approximately two (2) working days.

Note: The Motor Vehicle and the Road Traffic Act describes a “driver” as “where a separate person acts as a steersman of a motor vehicle includes that person as well as any other person engaged in the driving of the vehicle and expression “drive” should be construed accordingly”.