Information for Drivers License Holders

How do I get a driver’s license?

  1. You are required to have a learner’s license before you can get a full driver’s license.
  2. Driver’s license can only be issued once the applicant has passed the driving test from the Vanuatu Police Traffic Section. A Certificate of Ability to Drive is then issued by the Section to the successful applicant.
  3. Successful applicants must submit the following documents before the drivers’ license card can be issued.
    • The original copy of the learners license
    • Certificate of ability to drive.

How much would it cost me to get a full driver’s license?

  • Driver’s license fee: VT 5,000

How long is a full driver’s license valid for?

  • 3 years

My driver’s license is expired. What do I need to do to get it renewed and how much would it cost me?

All driving licenses must be renewed before the license expires.

  • Every license holder MUST provide a valid medical certificate upon renewal. 
  • Medical certificates are valid for 6 months only.
  • The license holder applying for a renewal MUST physically come down to the office to have his/her picture re-taken and sign on the card electronically.
  • Renewal fee: VT 5, 000

I have an international driver’s license that I want to use to drive in Vanuatu. How long can I use my international driver’s license?

  • Individuals with international drivers’ license are allowed to drive in Vanuatu for a period of 3 months only.

I have an international driver’s license and I plan on living in Vanuatu. What do I do and how much would it cost me?

  1. Individuals who plan on staying in the country for more than 3 months are required to get a Vanuatu driving license. Applications are to be lodged to the Vanuatu Police Traffic Section. If successful, a Certificate Ability to Drive is issued. 
    • Applicants must ensure that the international license is valid.
    • If the license happens to be expired then the license holder would have to attach a medical certificate with the application to the police.
  2. Successful applicants must submit the Certificate of Ability to Drive, at the Rates and Taxes office before the driving license card can be issued.
  3. Fee for the issue of the driving license card: VT 5,000.

I lost my driver’s license. How much would it cost me to get a reprint?

  • Given that the license is still valid, the fee is VT 2,500.

General Enquiries

Constitution Building, Lini Highway
PMB 9012
Port Vila, VANUATU.

Phone: (+678) 24544
Fax: (+678) 22597