Getting a Driver’s License in the Dominican Republic
When your embassy validates the driver’s licence, you must present valid licences from your country of origin for certification from the Dominican embassy or consulate offices of your country who will verify the validity of the licence. Once you have this you need to take your documents to be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will need to provide photocopies of all documents, and pay the applicable taxes.
When your embassy does not validate the driver’s licence, you will need your Dominican Cedula (residency). Once you have the cedula and the authenticated licences from your embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you need to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles and take along the following:
- A valid licence from your country
- Passport (valid at least for a year more)
- Payment of fees for medical exam, blood test and licence at Banco de Reservas
- Medical exam and blood test results