Any passenger who desires to have an official document which permits him/her to operate a vehicle in Guyana can uplift a permit from the Customs office to the right of the baggage claim area in arrivals. You will be required to provide a valid driver’s license and complete the application form to submit to the customs officer. The permit costs $2,000 GYD. 

 To obtain this permit a visitor must do the following:

  • Provide the Licensing Officer with a valid Driver’s Licence (from their country of origin).
  • Provide details of their local address while in Guyana.
  • Answer any question that the Officer may have in relation to his/her stay in Guyana and reason for requiring the permit.


 Important to note:

  1. A Drivers’ permit is valid for one (1) month.
  2. Foreign nationals who are desirous of driving in Guyana must obtain a Drivers’ Permit and are required to make the application in person.
  3. If you are unable to obtain your Driver/s Permit at the CJIA, kindly visit the Excise Licensing and Motor Vehicle Registration Office (known as the Licence Revenue Office) located at Camp Street, Georgetown to process your request for a Driver’s Permit.