Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default first time drivers licence

    Anyone got one lately?  What are latest requirements and sequence of events?  

  2. #2
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The test itself is a cartoon like exercise....
    Little action shots of right or wrong...in easy Spanish.

    Certainly a trip to BanReservas to pay the fee in advance...receipts to the License Office.

    I think the VIP treatment disappeared a while ago....fast track, no road test , etc

    Don't surrender your foreign licence.....IMO

    Try talking to them at Río San Juan....maybe it can be done there.
    The mobile unit usually returns there end of every month.....now.

  3. #3
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,327
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    [QUOTE=pularvik;1807132]Anyone got one lately?  What are latest requirements and sequence of events?  [/QUOTE

    Do have you resident status? You can't get a drivers license without a cedula.

  4. #4
    Gold
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    6,715
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm not aware of any significant process changes in the past couple of years.

    You must have a valid cedula
    You will need to pay the taxes/fees @ Banreserva
    You will need a DR good conduct report from the PN (pay @ banreserva, print out online)
    You need to know your blood type - blood test available onsite
    You will need to read an eye chart to see if you are legally blind
    You will need to pass a ~25 question test on a computer. Watch a short video, answer yes/no/true/false type questions. (multiple choice)

    If all of the above goes well, you are issued a learner's permit on the spot.

    45 days later, you pay for a road test @ Banreserva
    Go back to the testing place and choose to take your road test in an automatic or standard transmission car*
    Take your road test
    If you pass, you are issued a license on the spot.


    * If you choose to take the test in an automatic, your license carries a restriction limiting you to drive only automatic transmission vehicles.

  5. Likes Irie liked this post
  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Easiest and quickest way is to go to a driving school and pay a fee. They will make sure you get a license and fast.

  7. #6
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    22,588
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yes, the escuela de chofers....a guaranteed short cut.

    Pulvarik....try RSJ before anything else....
    Saves trips to parts unknown...the mobile unit that services Nagua et al is based there

  8. #7
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    18,114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    SKY beat me to it.

    Currently, dear the young Mrs HB is going through the process. Last week she got her learner's permit. At the medical/eye exam she was behind a guy that could not read the chart, not because he could not see it, but because he was illiterate!!

    Mrs HB, a doctor, asked her colleague doing the exam, how he did it, and he said that he usually asks these persons to go learn to read before applying for a license. Sometimes he will use a chart with numbers.

    Also, no need for blood test, your cédula has your blood type on it. Just make sure to show it to the examiners.

    Driving school might run, here in Santiago, (Juan Carlos)about 7,000-8,000, but it is hassle-free and worth every penny.

    HB
    Moderator DR1.com

  9. #8
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    310
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks for all replies.  I was asking on behalf of a friend,--I got my original 4 years ago so thought there might be some changes.  So far it looks the same but you get your own good conduct report and bring it with you.  
    I recently renewed while passing thru Nagua, quick and easy (after paying at bank reserves of course).

  10. #9
    Silver
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,347
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    * If you choose to take the test in an automatic, your license carries a restriction limiting you to drive only automatic transmission vehicles.
    When I took my test a year or so ago in Puerto Plata, to my surprise they had me take it in their own car, which was some little Korean automatic job. I told the guy I could drive a manual car so he gave me an unrestricted licence.

    By the way, the best part of the day was getting stopped by AMET on the way home and proudly producing my new licence!

  11. #10
    Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Driving school seems to be the easiest way. That's what my wife did, a couple of lessons and she had her drivers license. She can't drive though, they didn't teach her how to drive backwards, how to park nor to use mirrors. I taught her more in 2 hours driving around Sosua Ocean Village than the driving school taught her. I'd still not like to see her drive in real traffic though...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •