Road Traffic Forms:
To better serve you here at the Road Traffic Department, we have assembled many of the application forms required to access our services. Simply download, fill out and then bring it to the Department to start your process. Please note that the forms are PDF documents so you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your machine.
|Client Registration Form
|The Client Registration form is to be used for a client’s first contact with the Road Traffic Department since the computerization. This form is optional for individuals, but mandatory for companies and Public Service Vehicle owners.
|Driving Test Application
|The first phase of the drivers licence test consist of a theory exam. Applicants are tested on their knowledge and ability of the Road Traffic Highway Codes, ethics and conduct, as it relates to the rules and regulations of the Road Traffic Act.
|This service is provided for persons needing to replace their lost, stolen or damaged driver’s licence. Note: Applicant must be the holder of a valid driver’s licence.
|International Driver Licence Form
|The process of issuing a drivers licence for driving abroad in international countries.
|This service is provided for persons learning to drive. Permit holders when driving any vehicle which he/she has not qualified by test to drive, must carry the prescribed “L” plates at the front and back of the vehicle. Permit holders should always be accompanied by a supervisor except when under going the driving test or when driving a solo motor-cycle or vehicle, other than a motor car, not constructed or adapted to carry more than one person. The supervisor must hold a current licence, other than a provisional licence to drive the class of vehicle being driven by the provisional licence holder and must have passed the driving test or held licence to drive not less than two years.
|Lost Driver’s Licence Form
|Research of a lost, stolen or damaged Bahamian drivers licence.
|Transfer Drivers Licence Form
|This provision allows persons holding a valid drivers licence from another country other than The Bahamas the privilege of driving legally in The Bahamas. Note: Foreign nationals must present documentation of approved immigration status to reside in The Bahamas before a foreign driver’s licence could be transferred. (i.e. Residency Certificate, Work Permit, Spousal Permit.) Person must bring all original documents along with photo copies of passport, drivers licence, NIB smart card and immigration status documents.
|Omni Bus Franchise Application
|This service is for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Jitney plate. (Please note that the month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed. Also, inspections are done twice a year for public service vehicles during the month of May and October.)
|Public Service Drivers Licence Application
|Candidate must make an application to the Driver’s Licence Unit of the Road Traffic Department.
|Self Drive Franchise Application
|To obtain a Self Drive Franchise an applicant must submit a completed Self Drive Franchise Application Form to the Franchise Unit of the Road Traffic Department and await approval by the Road Traffic Authority Board. Once the Board has met, notification of approval will be given to the applicant through the local media (i.e. newspaper, radio).
|Taxi Cab Licence Grant Application
|Vehicles bearing a Taxi-cab plate are to be strictly used for the purpose of hire and profit. To obtain a Taxi-Cab Franchise the applicant must be in possession of a valid Public Service Drivers Licence, submit a completed Taxi-cab Franchise Application Form to the Franchise Unit of the Road Traffic Department and await approval by the Road Traffic Authority Board. Once the Board has met, notification of approval will be given to the applicant through the local media (i.e. newspaper, radio). Please note that there is currently a moratorium on the issuance of Taxi-Cab plates.
|Tour Car Franchise Application
|This service is for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Tour Car Plate. Tour Car vehicles are for the operation of prearranged tour transfers or sightseeing tours. (Please note that the month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed. Also, inspection is done twice a year for Public Service Vehicles during the months of May and October.)