Sunday 24 May, 2020

TAJ announces changes to picking up, renewing drivers’ licences

File photo of physical distancing at the Constant Spring tax office in St Andrew.

File photo of physical distancing at the Constant Spring tax office in St Andrew.

Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has announced that it has implemented several new measures for the distribution and pickup of drivers’ licences as the authority continues to take the necessary steps to provide its regular services while adhering to ongoing public health and safety guidelines.

The TAJ, in a release on Thursday, said the new procedures for the renewal and collection of new drivers’ licences already in the office took effect on Monday, May 18, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Customers who have already paid for their drivers’ licences are required to visit the tax office where the payment was made, and deposit the following documents in the drop box facility there in a sealed envelope for processing:

  • Properly completed driver’s licence application form (F7) with telephone contact number affixed.
  • A copy of the receipt for the payment
  • A copy of the expired driver’s licence
  • A passport size photograph (2×2 inches not more than six months’ old).

Motorists seeking to renew their drivers’ licences are now required to take a passport size photograph (2×2 inches and not more than six months’ old), along with a completed driver’s licence application form (F7), the release stated.

Once the customers have paid the required fee, they will then be directed to submit their documents for processing.

New driver’s licence applicants who have been advised to pick up their licences may visit the relevant tax office with their learners’ licences and/or valid Identification, a passport size photograph (2×2 inches and  more than six months’ old) to complete the application form (F7).

The customer will be directed to submit the required documents for processing once the requisite fee has been paid.

The public is also advised that the processing of new drivers’ licences already in office will be done only on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, effective Monday, May 18, based on the following schedule:

New drivers’ licences issued by the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) in February 2020 will be facilitated in the month of May 2020.

New drivers’ licences issued by the ITA in March 2020 will be facilitated in the month of June 2020.

Additionally, motorists applying for a substitute driver’s licence may visit any tax office with a passport size photograph (2×2 inches and not more than six months’ old), a copy of their expired driver’s licence (if available), completed driver’s licence application form (F7), and the substitute licence application form.

The customer will be directed to submit the required documents for processing once the requisite fee has been paid.

For further information, persons can contact the TAJ customer care centre at 888-829-4357 or visit www.jamaicatax.gov.jm

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