Driver’s Licence Transfers - Road Traffic Department

Transfer of driver’s licence is recommended for individuals who possess a driver’s licence from another country or any of the Family Islands.



  1. Persons 17 years or older who possess a driver’s licence from a place other than New Providence.
  2. Knowledge of Highway Codes for the Bahamas
  3. Successful Interview



The following steps are required to transfer to a New Providence driver’s licence:


  1. Present completed forms and supporting documents to the Road Traffic Department, Examination Unit.
  2. Upon verification of all information, applicant is interview by Chief Driving Examiner. Interview includes an oral test of applicant’s knowledge of the Highway Codes for the Bahamas.
  3. Once applicant passes the interview process, documents are processed then forwarded to the Driver’s Licence Unit to be officially transferred.
  4. The Clerk will issue a bill to the applicant for payment to the cashier.
  5. Upon payment, the driver’s licence Clerk will issue the New Providence issued driver’s licence.


Application Forms:

Licence to Drive a Motor Vehicle Form

Transfer Drivers Licence Form


Supporting Documents:

  • Driver Licence to be Transferred
  • Passport or Voter’s Card
  • National Insurance Card
  • Non-Bahamians should present Passport, Permit to reside, issued by The Bahamas Immigration Department (Work Permit, Residency Permit, Spousal Permit or Permanent Resident Permit).


Turn-around time:

Once all the requirements are met, the licence can be issued on the same day. In some instances further processing of some applicants may be necessary and can take up to but not exceeding three(3) business days.



There are no deadlines for this service.


Related Fee(s):

The fees for a transferred driver’s licence is calculated at BS$1.66 per month up to the end of the applicant’s next birth month.


Contact Us:

For more information, you may contact the Road Traffic Department at the address below:

Drivers’ Licence Unit:
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P.O. Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas

Agency Contact Info:
Road Traffic Department
Eastern Entrance Section 4
P O Box N-1615
Nassau, The Bahamas


Tel.: (242) 604-5444 or 21

Fax: (242) 322-8910