Dominican Drivers License - Puerto Plata

Auryn

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What is the process for obtaining a Dominican Drivers license?

Also time frame?

Foreign resident- With Cédula.
 

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CG

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This is the link you need, Yes it seems there is an office in POP.. Good luck

 
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Kricke87

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I got mine in POP

Go to a driving school and have them take you thru the process
Why? If you have driven in your home country, why would you go through a Driving school? Even a teenager in a "1st world country" drives better than the best driving instructor here.. Just a waste of time and money.
Just go to the office do the tests and get your license.
I did mine 5 years ago.
For unknown reasons, I was nervous, but it was so easy.
Just do the "theoretical" exam, and wait like 4 weeks (I think it is 4 weeks).
Then do the "actual" driving, which at least here in POP involved forward parking, backward parking, into a spot made up of 4 traffic cones. Drive around the block, literally less than 5 minutes and you're done.
My wife did it at the same time, and I was the one who taught her to drive by driving around in empty areas.
And she got the license as well.
So it's SUPER easy, no need for any driving lessons, especially if you already know how to drive.
 

SKY

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I'm not suggesting you take the course............ just use the instructor's connections at he license bureau

That's what I did... no waiting, no fuss , no muss
These guys cut through all the delays and red tape. Well worth using them. Not for lessons of any kind. The time and aggravation you save will be well worth. it. Make one price you agree on to GET the license..............
 

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I went last year to renew my driving permit in La Romana was very surprized big change from 5 years ago. First new place ( in shopping plaza). All computerized, eye test, hearing test. I notice there was arcade type cars and I think the actual road test are on these machine. The theory test also computerized and in Spanish.

If your Spanish is not very good I recommend to go with driving school. They will not charge you for driving practice if you already drive but will help you with the theory test and take you thru the complete process. I think there is also a place in Higuey.
 

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When I took my test, I was given a number when I entered, and we were called in turn to take the test. A driving school instructor can't take the eye test, hearing test, or blood test for you. Maybe they'll still let an instructor help you with the video-based test, but if you don't have the basic, rudimentary Spanish to pass that test, your money will be better spent on a Spanish teacher so you can at least peeky a little panny. Much more useful in the long run. It isn't like the US or Canada here where the tail wags the dog.
 
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CristoRey

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I guess the new government no longer allows you to pay someone else to take the test for you for a few hundred pesos than snap your photo afterward?
Good for them. Souds like they are making some real progress.
 

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I guess the new government no longer allows you to pay someone else to take the test for you for a few hundred pesos than snap your photo afterward?
Good for them. Souds like they are making some real progress.
They have moved on. Now the guy grading the test gets the propina direct..............
 
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