The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will release a more durable and secure version of the plastic card driver’s licence.

The South American country’s new card will have advanced security features to avoid reproduction, tampering or damage, according to the GRA.

GRA’s Information Technology Unit were the driving force behind upgrading the driver’s licence, following the initial launch of the first plastic card driver’s licence in March 2014.

The new driver’s licence will be released before Christmas this year and will be valid for a period of 5 years.

After the launch the new licence will only be issued to first-time applicants and those
with an expired licence.

Owners of the current driver’s licence will have to wait until the expiration date.

In order to receive the new licence as a first-time applicant, you will be required to:

  • submit a complete Driver’s Licence application form
  • a valid identification (ID card or passport)
  • an endorsed Provisional Driver’s Licence with the competence number or certification slip from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Certifying Officer. 

After this the GPF Certifying Officer will verify and process the application upon receipt.

If you want to have your driver’s licence renewed, you will be required to submit
a completed Driver’s Licence application form and valid identification, but only if you have a previously issued plastic card licence.

If not then you will have to take in your expired driver’s licence.

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