Press Release

Department of Motor Vehicles
Release Date:
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 4:23pm

Commissioner for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Mr. Kye Rymer, has said that his department is serving its customers although faced with challenges created by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Mr. Rymer said, “We continue to promote road and driver safety in the Territory. In light of this, a decision was made to suspend the issuance of new drivers’ licences until the road conditions improve and are safe enough to conduct proper road and cone testing. We are all aware and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the agencies that are making an effort to rebuild our infrastructure, in particular our roadways.”

The DMV continues to issue drivers’ licences for persons who possess overseas drivers’ licences. Other services include vehicle inspection and licensing, vehicle registration and transfer, driver’s licence renewal, issuing licence plates, etc.

The Commissioner said in the area of vehicle licensing, no amendments were made to the road traffic act and that the DMV will continue to perform its duties as outlined in the law.

Mr. Rymer said, “Leniency for damaged glasses except windshields, lights and bodily damages are given. Once customers present a valid insurance certificate, the vehicle is inspected and then licensed. If inspection fails, an inspection checklist form is given indicating the defects.” Customers are also given the opportunity to have the defects corrected for re-inspection. 

The Department of Motor Vehicles remains grateful to the motoring public for its patience and understanding as it aims to provide efficient services to all valued customers. 

Author

Nekita Turnbull

Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730
Email:  Neturnbull@gov.vg