Public Service Licences - Road Traffic Department

Any citizen who has completed the BahamaHost Programme and is interested in becoming an ambassador for The Bahamas, can apply for a Public Service Driver’s Licence. The licence is granted after successful completion of an interview and practical driving test.



  1. Successfully pass Interview Process
  2. Successfully pass practical exam
  3. Bahamian Citizen
  4. Possess a Drivers Licence for more than 3 years
  5. BahamaHost Certified
  6. Must be 21 years or older


  1. Upon successful completion of the interview and practical test, the applicant must present the supporting documents  to the Road Traffic Department, Drivers Licence Unit.
  2. After verification by the Clerk,  the Photo Clerk will take the photograph and signature of the applicant.
  3. The Photo Clerk will then issue a receipt to the applicant for payment.
  4. Upon payment to the Cashier, the Drivers License Clerk will issue the Public Service Drivers Licence.

Application Form:

Application for a Public Service Driver’s Licence

Supporting Documents:

  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Two Character References
  • Three passport size photos (with necktie (males) or scarf (females))
  • National Insurance Card
  • Police Traffic Character Reference
  • Police Criminal Character Reference
  • Eye Examination Certificate

Turn-around time:

This varies based on the date set for interview and practical test.  Once applicant has successfully completed the interview and practical driving test, the licence can be issued on the same day that you visit the Road Traffic Department.

Please Note: In some instances further processing of some applicants may be necessary.


Public Service licence expire at the end of the holder’s birth month

Related Fee:

Fees are relative to the type of Public Service Driver’s Licence.

Taxicab – BS$40.00
Livery – BS$50.00
Tour Car – BS$50.00
Omnibus – BS$75.00

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