Dolores said:If you have a foreign license it will be valid for 90 days. If you go in an out of the country at least every three months, then you have no need to get a Dominican license. If you will be here for more than 90 days you should go through with the process.
Note that there is no need for you to become a Dominican resident (cedula and residencia). What you need to do is go to the corresponding foreign consulate and get a certificate that your driver's license is legal. Then you need to legalize that certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Cancilleria) on Independencia Avenue. Then you take that to the Direccion General de Transporte Terrestre (DGTT) at the Ministry of Public Works and they will change your foreign license for a Dominican one.
Why bother? If you are involved in a crash, the insurance will not pay as you will be driving illegally. That is if you have been in the country more than 90 days. For more information, call Tel. 565-2811 Ext. 7013
No good reason? Well have an accident and when they check your passport and you have been in the country for more than 45 days without a drivers license just see what happens next!Eddy said:First, you must have a Residence and Cedula. Banco de Reservas will sell you the forms. You will need a blood test "Type" and take a written test (In spanish). The people are very helpful if you don't understand certain Q's. You are then issued a "Temporary licence". 30 days later you go back for a simple driving test and will be issued a permanent one.
you were lucky during your 6 yearsTony C said:I lived in the DR for 6 years. I now visit many times a year. I have never needed or wanted a DR Drivers license. Just give the Cop a few bucks and be on your way. That is if you stop for a cop!
when you have your documentation in order then you get it in the DMV for only a few hundred pesosgolo said:If anybody is interested in obtaining a drivers license the easy way, simply get your documentation in order and send me an e-mail. I will give you free instructions on how to get one without ever taking a test. This will all be done inside the DMV office. All legal, and cheap.