Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Driver's License #240721
06/15/07 02:44 PM
06/15/07 02:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 169
flip flop Offline OP
flip flop  Offline OP
How do you go about getting a Belizean driver's license?

Also, do you need one to apply for a golf cart permit?


Re: Driver's License [Re: flip flop] #240748
06/16/07 09:23 AM
06/16/07 09:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,439
Mine Hill NJ
dabunk Offline
dabunk  Offline
Technically you need to reside in Belize for 12 months before applying but have know people to get them much earlier than that. You go to you local Dept of Transportation, they give you a list of questions to study and come back on the appointed day that they give the test. All the questions they give you are on the terst so just memorize them. Bring passport photos and pay the fee.

Re: Driver's License [Re: dabunk] #240753
06/16/07 10:57 AM
06/16/07 10:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,822
South Ambergris Caye
JZB Offline
JZB  Offline
For a golf cart license, I know people who have done it immediately after arriving on the island. They were not even asked if they live here or if they had a license elsewhere (which they do not). They just handed in their photos and fee for their 'learners permit' then after a few weeks was able to take their written test for their license.
I believe if you have a US license, you can skip the 'learners permit' stage and take your written test right away.

Re: Driver's License [Re: dabunk] #240754
06/16/07 10:59 AM
06/16/07 10:59 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,208
san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline
collyk  Offline
I am not sure that is true. As far as I am aware, after three months here, you have to get a Belizean driver's license. That is what I was told by the traffic department. I got my license a short time after moving here because I wanted to apply for a vehicle permit - and you must have a license to apply for a vehicle permit.

The confusing thing is this. The traffic department who deals with your drivers license is not the same department who deals with your permit.

The traffic department that deals with your license used to be downstairs in the town hall. They have moved recently and I am not sure where to. The traffic department that deals with your vehicle permit is above the library for now.

You will need to get a permit if you are buying a vehicle or bringing one on to the island. Just be prepared and be patient. We applied for ours in November and it hasn't been dealt with yet.
Belize Wedding Photography

Re: Driver's License [Re: collyk] #240759
06/16/07 01:09 PM
06/16/07 01:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 169
flip flop Offline OP
flip flop  Offline OP
Thanks for the info...sounds like I better get after that license and soon, seeing as how long it's taking to get approved for a cart permit!

Re: Driver's License [Re: flip flop] #240763
06/16/07 02:59 PM
06/16/07 02:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,439
Mine Hill NJ
dabunk Offline
dabunk  Offline
If you have a valid drivers license you skip the learners part and take the test. If you pass you get the license the same day, no waiting.

Re: Driver's License [Re: flip flop] #240764
06/16/07 02:59 PM
06/16/07 02:59 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,982
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
As long as you only need a golf cart permit it shouldn't be too difficult to obtain a permit. If you buy your cart from Captain Sharks they help you get the permit.

Re: Driver's License [Re: Amanda Syme] #240777
06/17/07 08:38 AM
06/17/07 08:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,436
Caye Caulker
Cooper Offline
Cooper  Offline
Just curious!! Does anyone know if a Belize Drivers license is considered valid if you are in the States. Drivers license from most countries are valid for one year when you are in the States.With no International license required. If I were visiting the States for a few weeks would my Belize license be acceptable for renting a car?

Re: Driver's License [Re: Cooper] #240779
06/17/07 09:13 AM
06/17/07 09:13 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 8,868
SP Daily Offline
SP Daily  Offline

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
San Pedro Fun Finder
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (bobcat bill, elbert), 257 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1