To obtain a driver's license for the 1st time the following steps have to be completed:
1. Medical Application Form must be filled out and turned in by the applicant.
2. Written Test
3. Learner’s Permit
4. Road Test
5. Issuance of Driver’s License
Legal Documents / Source Documents
Identification (Only One)
- Certified U.S. Birth Certificate
- Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport/Card
- Consular proof of birth abroad
- Work Authorization permit card
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Permanent Residence card/Certificate of Citizenship
- Alien registration receipt card (green card, or I-551 form)
Social Security Verification (All Documents must show the full Social Security Number)
- Social Security Card
- SSA 1099
- NON SSA 1099
- DD 214
- Stamped IRB Income Tax Return
Two (2) Proof of Residential address
- Deed, mortgage, payment, booklet, or rental agreement
- Utility Bill
- Property Tax Statement
- Notarized statement from person you live with along with one address document in that person’s name.
- Home Owner Insurance Statement
- No two (2) forms from the same source.
Renewal Driver's License
Driver’s License Information Form must be filled out by applicant. Drivers must present and surrender their old driver’s license in order for it to be renewed along with documents initially presented (see documents list in legal documents/source documents section). These documents must be presented for verification of identity.
Duplicate Driver’s License
Applicants must obtain an affidavit form, which must be notarized. Driver’s License Information Form must be filled out by the applicant. Drivers must present documents initially presented (see documents list in legal documents/source documents section). License is then verified and re-issued. In the event that the Driver is unable to come in person, he/she may send a designee with a notarized affidavit giving authorization to obtain the duplicate license on their behalf.
Temporary License will be issued only to visitors with legal documentation visiting the island. The Temporary License is only valid for ninety (90) days and cannot be renewed or given on another visit to the island. This is a one-time License.
Conversion of US Driver’s License to a VI Driver’s License
To obtain a Virgin Islands Driver’s License, the Driver’s License Information sheet must be completely filled out. A valid unexpired driver’s license from the U.S. and/or U.S. jurisdiction must be voluntarily surrendered. For verification purposes the documents listed in the legal documents/source documents section must be provided. Valid driver’s license will be verified with the Department of Transportation from the issuing state or jurisdiction. A driving history/record is required from the issuing state or jurisdiction. The driver then has to satisfy all fees imposed by the BMV and surrender their driver’s license. A Virgin Islands driver’s license will then be issued once all of the above are turned in and verified.
Conversion of a Foreign License to a VI Driver’s License
A valid unexpired driver’s license must be presented, along with all legal documents listed in the legal documents/source documents section. Applicant must show legal residency in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A valid unexpired driver’s license must be voluntarily surrendered. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to verify license and to check for any infractions on license with issuing country. After all is satisfied and the applicable fees paid, a U.S. Virgin Islands Driver’s License may be issued.
Foreign License holders may also opt for a Temporary License. See section on Temporary License.
For name changes, applicant must present marriage certificate, divorce decree or court documents showing legal name change. Address Change.
The applicant’s physical address is recorded on the VI driver’s license. To change the physical address the applicant needs to bring into office 2 (two) proof of address. Two documents from different sources that have the applicants full name and the physical address on it. See documents list in legal documents/source documents section – Proof of Residential Address for acceptable documents.
1. Taxi operator
A. New applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and have a valid VI driver’s license for at least three (3) years. One of those three (3) years must be consistently in the United States Virgin Islands. All applicants shall complete the applicable forms and submit the documents listed in Legal Documents / Source Documents along with a letter and badge issued by the Taxi Commission.
B. For renewal, applicants shall complete the applicable forms and submit the documents listed in Legal Documents / Source Documents along with the badge issued by the Taxi Commission
2. School Bus Operator
3. Heavy Equipment