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drivers license #292762
08/11/08 05:09 PM
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Wondering if anyone has info on getting a Belizean drivers license.

I had to give my Home country one up and need an international one now, not from my home country.

Any thoughts or comments that may help?

Re: drivers license [Re: Canukboi] #292770
08/11/08 07:49 PM
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I asked about international licences while at traffic last week, was told you now need to be a Belize citizen to get one. Something about they used to allow residents but have stopped that.

Re: drivers license [Re: SP Daily] #292786
08/11/08 09:33 PM
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Tried renting a car with a San Pedro driver's license outside of Belize? Would like to know if it works.

Re: drivers license [Re: SimonB] #292789
08/11/08 10:00 PM
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Anyone know if you can drive in Canada and the US with a Belize license?

Re: drivers license [Re: Canukboi] #292791
08/11/08 10:24 PM
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I know you can in the US.

Re: drivers license [Re: dabunk] #292816
08/12/08 08:07 AM
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Should point out that I'm talking about San Pedro issued licenses that are home made looking laminates not the ones issued in the city.

Re: drivers license [Re: SimonB] #292822
08/12/08 08:20 AM
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You should see the ones made here in PG! When I renewed this year I brought a new pic, but they cut the old one out of my old license and put it in the new one. Icould have done a better job at home!

Re: drivers license [Re: dabunk] #292824
08/12/08 08:50 AM
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I rent cars in the US and Canada with my San Pedro license and have never had a problem. My license (the past 3 years) even had me marked as Male. (I'm female, by the way) I was even pulled over by the Austin TX Police a couple months ago, and he never even commented on my license. (Although I think I saw a snicker)
I usually rent from Hertz, Avis, and Thrifty.

Re: drivers license [Re: JZB] #292840
08/12/08 10:33 AM
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Two months after I got my Belize drivers license I was renting a car in California. I presented my Belize drivers license and the woman laughed and asked if I had made it myself. I laughed and said no. Then she noticed it had expired and I said it couldn’t have; I had just gotten it. She showed it to me.
Thank goodness my California license was still good.
When I got back to San Pedro I went into the traffic and asked “WHY?” They explained that it ALWAYS expires on your birthday following the date of issue. Who would have ever thought of that?
I’m biting my tongue to not make further snide remarks and reminding myself that I love living here.


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Re: drivers license [Re: ScubaLdy] #292866
08/12/08 03:26 PM
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Simon I have used my San Pedro License in England and it worked for me when I rented a car.

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