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Learner's Permit Procedures

  1. Applicant must be 17 years or older to obtain a learner's permit.
  2. Applicant should obtain a Learner's Permit Form from the Traffic Department, fill out and sign. It must also be signed and stamped by a medical doctor.
  3. Accompanying the completed form the applicant must present:
    • A photocopy accompanied by the original of either Passport, Social Security or Voter's ID card.
    • Two passport size photographs.
    • A current utility bill to verify current address. (If the bill is Not in the applicant's name, the person whose name the bill is in, will need to provide a signed authorization and a picture ID to facilitate the process) and $30.00
  4. After payment is made the applicant will receive the Learner’s Permit and an Information Study Sheet for the Written Test.
  5. One week after obtaining the Learner’s Permit the applicant may sit the examination at the Department of Traffic, Youth for the Future Drive. During the hours of:

    Monday to Friday

    From 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
    Please bring along your Learner's Permit and a pen.

  6. If the applicant passes his/her written test, they must then proceed to the Traffic Inspection Booth located on Johnson Street by Matron Roberts Polyclinic to conduct the practical test with the Motor Vehicle Inspector.
    • Someone who has a valid driver’s license must accompany the applicant.
    • The vehicle must display two L plates one to the front and one at the back of the vehicle. A red L on a white background of the following dimensions 8 inches by 6 inches by 1½ inches.

For Learner's Permit Drivers:

Belize City roads that can be driven by the owner of a Learner’s permit: all streets in the King’s Park Area, West Landivar, Princess Margaret Drive, Port Loyola, Central American Blvd., and Faber’s Road. The permit is valid from 6a.m. to 6p.m.

Once a Learner's Permit is granted, the holder of such permit must abide to the following conditions until he has passed a driving test:

  • To be use under the supervision of a person with a valid driver's license.
  • To drive a vehicle exposing - at the front and back - a red letter L on white background, with the dimensions: 8"x 6"x 1½".
  • To neither convey passengers nor freight during the time the learner is operating a motor vehicle other than a private motor car.