Your Jamaican driver's licence expires
every five years on your birthday. However, you have the option of renewing it
up to 30 days before it expires.
It is illegal to drive in Jamaica
without a current driver's licence. Driving with an expired licence is the same
as never having been issued with one.
Jamaicans residing in Canada may renew
their Jamaican driver’s license whilst residing overseas. To renew your driver's licence, the licensee
should delegate a person who is in Jamaica to transact business on their
behalf. The application form for Driver’s Licence Transactions
(Form 7) should be filled out and signed by the applicant in
the presence of a Notary Public or a Consular Officer at the Jamaican High
Commission in Ottawa or the Consulate General of Jamaica in Toronto. The Notary Public or the Consular Officer
must sign and affix his stamp/seal to the form.
A recent passport-sized photograph of the
licensee should also be certified and stamped by the authorised officer, who
should also verify that the person is literate. Photographs must not be more
than six months old.
Having done this, a notarized authorisation letter
for the person delegated, the expired driver's licence, notarised form and
photograph must be submitted to the collectorate for processing. To collect the new driver’s licence, the
person delegated must present a proper valid ID.
Processing will take place once the fee,
depending on the licence type, is paid. See a list of driver's licence fees.
For more information, contact:
Administration Jamaica (TAJ)
Telephone: (876) 902-9463
FAX: (876) 902-9494