Driver’s permits now deemed valid up to October 01, 2021

Driver’s permits now deemed valid up to October 01, 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport is reminding citizens of the recent amendments to sections 19 (7) and 61B of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 (MVRTA).

The amendments were operationalized by the Miscellaneous Provisions [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (No. 2) Act, 2020.
Given the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the operations of the Transport Division’s Licensing Offices, on March 31, 2021 the Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan signed Orders which further extended:

(1) the validity of the Driver’s permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which would otherwise have been due to expire on or before September 30, 2021 are now deemed to be valid up to October 01, 2021;

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(2) the timeframe for the completion of any transfer of vehicle registration – that is, any transfer of vehicle registration required to be completed on or before September 30, 2021 may be completed on or before October 01, 2021.

Members of the general public are asked to pay particular attention to the dates identified above.

The Ministry of Works and Transport said it will continue to encourage the public to make the necessary arrangements for the renewal of any permits and other documents issued by the Licensing Authority on or before October 01, 2021, notwithstanding the granting of this extension of the validity of documents and the timeframe for the completion of vehicle registration transfers.
Persons seeking to conduct ANY transactions at the Transport Division’s Licensing Offices must utilize the online

scheduling appointment portal at https://licensingappointment.mowt.gov.tt/. Persons are encouraged to explore all available time-slots at Licensing Office locations nationwide if your preferred location is unavailable.

For further updates, visit the Ministry’s website at www.mowt.gov.tt or the official social media platforms.

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