New Driver's License
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.
All applicants shall obtain a medical/application form. The medical portion must be completed (signed and stamped) by a licensed local physician. This form shall be valid for one (1) year from purchase date. For Applicants under 18 years, a parent/guardian consent form must be completed and notarized. Questions include but are not limited to whether the applicant suffers from various types of medical conditions dealing with hypertension, Diabetes, Fainting spells, Epilepsy, Hearing impairment, mental illness, heart ailments, physical disability, etc. Medical/Application Form also requires a visual examination by a local certified doctor.
2. Written Test
Written tests shall be administered by appointment only , after applicable fee is paid. Applicants shall bring their completed medical/application package before the test is administered. Only the applicant and the BMV employee administering the test will be allowed in the testing room. Oral exams may be administers if there is difficulty in reading/writing on the part of the student or at any time the instructor/Director deems it necessary.
3. Learner’s Permit
A learner’s permit shall be issued after applicant successfully passes the written test and the applicable fee is paid. Learner’s permits are valid for six (6) months. Parents or guardian of applicants under 18 years must sign the learner’s permits at the BMV. Parents or guardian must show legal documents of proof of relationship and identity. When driving, an applicant must have the medical/application with learner’s permit attach on their persons at all time with a license driver in the vehicle as well.
4. Road Test
An appointment shall be made for the road test after successfully passing the written test and the applicable fee is paid. The applicant must present the completed medical/application package along with the learner’s permit when making the appointment. Only the applicant and the BMV inspector giving the test will be in the vehicle during the road skills exam. There will be on interference from anyone once the exam has begun and no one is allowed in the testing are besides the applicant and the BMV Inspector. Failure to adhere will lead to automatic failure. Applicants must appear with owner of the vehicle to be used on the day of the Road test. All applicant must dress appropriately No short pants, no revealing clothing, and no slippers are allowed during the Road test exam. Driver will present his/her registration, insurance, and driver’s license. Vehicle will be analyzed for safety before going on the road test. For safety purposes, vehicles must have the emergency brakes between the seats of the driver and the passenger so that in the event there is an emergency, the BMV inspector will have the opportunity to apply brakes.
5. Issuance of Driver’s License
After successfully passing the road tests, applicants shall be issued their driver’s license upon payment of applicable fees and the documents listed in the legal documents/source documents section are presented for scanning and verification purposes. Driver’s License is valid for 5 years and expires on the 5th year on the driver’s birthday.
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