Belize & Ambergris Caye Help

Getting or replacing a Belize Drivers License

After my last move I somehow could not find where my Belize drivers license got packed and I searched high and low to no avail.  I happened to explain the situation to one of my traffic police friends and he told me exactly what to do to order a replacement.

I had to go to the police station and fill out a form and pay $8.00 then bring it back to the traffic department. This was so they had a police verified record on file of why I did not turn in my old license, which is a requirement to get a new one. Following that I went back to the traffic department ground floor of the San Pedro Town Council office and handed them the form. They immediately started processing my request and had me go upstairs to the cashier to pay for a new license.

Surprisingly from the time I found out what my next step was till I had my new license in hand was 20 minutes. I did not face one line up and I was able to use the same picture from the old one – I had felt like it could have easily been a mugshot day ha ha.

Wondering if you qualify for a Belize Drivers License?

In order get  Belize license, you need to be or have one of the following.

  • A valid drivers license from the country you came from (or you will have to take the driving test all over again.)
  • A permanent (not temporary) work permit.
  • Qualified Retirement Persons status (QRP.)
  • Belize Residency or Citizenship.

Cost of a Belize License

The cost of a license is $60.00 BZD a year and you can purchase up to 3 years maximum for $180 BZD. Providing you do not need to take the test, they take your picture and make your license right on the spot.


Traffic dept ground floor door behind the traffic police.

Tacogirl

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