June 9, 2023

Driving licensing requirements when migrating to Canada

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Notice to Canadian citizens and/or persons seeking to reside and drive a motor vehicle in Canada: It is mandatory that persons migrating to Canada first obtain a letter from the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing outlining their drivers licence history and confirming the years spent in the Cayman Islands.

The Canadian Licensing Authority will not issue a Canadian drivers licence without this letter issued by the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licence (DVDL).

DVDL can provide migrants with a letter validating the history of the drivers’ licence for a fee of CI$75.00 or US$91.46.

If paying with a cheque, drawn from a bank in the Cayman Islands, the cheque must be made payable to the Cayman Islands Government.  One has the option of making a credit/debit card payment with a card issued by Visa or Mastercard.  A three (3) day notice is required when making application.

If one requires driving convictions this may be obtained from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

For additional information please contact Elmie Cacho at the Department of Vehicles and Drivers’ Licensing at 945-8344 (Switch board) or 244-5513 (Extension).


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