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#400481 - 02/17/11 09:36 PM Drivers License?
peterh Offline
My wife and I are considering retiring on Ambergris Caye and will be coming out for a two weeks to have a look around. I know that I can drive using my Canadian license and will likely get a Belize license when/if we move there. My wife doesn't drive here in Canada and therfore doesn't have a drivers license. How big a deal will it be for her to get a license to drive a golf cart? Will she have to do a written test and a road test as we do here in Canada?


Thanks.............Peter


Edited by peterh (02/17/11 09:36 PM)

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#400484 - 02/17/11 09:49 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
gecko_girl Offline
There is a driving test, but I doubt it is anything like one in Canada!! Providing she can steer in a straight line without hitting a cyclist she will probably pass the "practical" and the written test is based on about 20 questions that they give you to "study" a week prior to taking it.
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#400485 - 02/17/11 10:07 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
Loansum-Al K Offline
The problem is that it takes much longer than two weeks to get a Belize Drivers License.....or at least it used to.
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#400486 - 02/17/11 10:28 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
GwenA Offline
It's about a hundred questions, but anybody can pass it.

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#400488 - 02/17/11 10:42 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
Amanda Syme Offline
I am pretty sure the questions are multiple choice. And there used to be a load of questions that involved one way streets in Belize city!

I believe that these days you can actually get a Belize drivers license that is limited to golf cart driving only.

If you wife has never had a license before she will need to make the application for a learners permit and then have that permit for 30 days before she qualifies to take the test. (This is how it was a few years ago when my daughter got her license.)

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#400491 - 02/17/11 11:14 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
peterh Offline
Yes I think if she gets a learners permit for a golf cart she will be fine. What about a boat license?

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#400492 - 02/17/11 11:16 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: Loansum-Al K]
peterh Offline
Originally Posted By: Loansum - Al K
The problem is that it takes much longer than two weeks to get a Belize Drivers License.....or at least it used to.



Hey no problem!....island time right?

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#400496 - 02/17/11 11:56 PM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
peterh Offline
Originally Posted By: peterh
Yes I think if she gets a learners permit for a golf cart she will be fine. What about a boat license?


Will my Canadian boat license be valid or will I have to re do it?

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#400505 - 02/18/11 02:31 AM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
SimonB Offline
For a boat license you will have to write the test and do a practical, fairly easy.

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#400507 - 02/18/11 05:02 AM Re: Drivers License? [Re: peterh]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Come here for two weeks and enjoy......forget about trying to get a drivers license for your wife.....wait until when & if you decide to move down......JMHO
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