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Applying for a Learner’s License in Jamaica

Before you can be a legal driver on the Jamaican road, you must first go through the process of learning to drive. Doing this legally requires a Provisional Driver’s License – otherwise known as a Learner’s License.

The process of acquiring your Learner’s is quite simple. The basic requirement is that you must be at least 17 years old.

What you’ll need:

  1. Two certified passport sized photos (Must be stamped and signed by a Justice of the Peace or other authorized person).
  2. $1800 Learner’s License Fee
  3. Completed Application Form (To be provided at the Tax Office)

Where to go:

The Tax Office/Inland Revenue Department closest to you. Visit https://jamaicatax.gov.jm/our-offices for a list of Tax Offices across the island.

Once photos are certified, form is properly completed and $1800 fee is paid, a Learner’s License will be issued.

The terms of the Learner’s License are as follows:

  1. A Learner driver should only operate a vehicle on the road when under the supervision of someone who holds a Driver’s License;
  2. An “L” should be clearly displayed on the front and back of any vehicle being operated by a Learner;
  3. Any vehicle other than a private vehicle should not be used to transport passengers or goods while being driven by a Learner.

It is also recommended that the following books be purchased to assist with learning the rules of the Jamaican road.

Both books will be instrumental in preparing for the written section of your Driving Test.

Practice Tests

Take our Mechanical Practice Test here: http://experiencejamaicanow.com/quiz/jamaican-mechanical-test-prep/

Take the Road Code Practice Quiz here: http://experiencejamaicanow.com/quiz/the-jamaican-road-code-test/

Click here to check out our article too on Acing your Driving Test

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