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Getting a Driver's License in Punta Cana
The Dominican Republic has the largest and one of the better highway systems in the Caribbean and Central America. The road traffic rules in the Dominican Republic are the same as in the United States. The difference is the permissible blood alcohol level; in the Dominican Republic is higher. Foreign visitors may drive in the Dominican Republic with their International driving permits for three months. After that term, a Dominican driver license is required. Owners the United Kingdom or United States driver licenses do not need to obtain the International driving permits.
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:

  1. A valid licence from your country
  2. Passport (valid at least for a year more)
  3. Payment of fees for medical exam, blood test and licence at Banco de Reservas
  4. Medical exam and blood test results