Tax Types

In this section you will learn more about the various tax types administered by the Barbados Revenue Authority.

Motor Vehicle Licensing

Renewing Licence

The licence (card) must be presented in order to renew a driver’s license. Payment due on the birthdate of the license holder but can be paid at any time during that month.

New Registration System

The following documents must be presented to Barbados Revenue Authority personnel when registering a vehicle (new or used):

  • Weight certificate
  • Letter of sale
  • Insurance
  • Completed registration form (forms available from the payment section at all BRA locations)

Your gas tank should be full when you take your vehicle to be weighed at the the Licensing Authority's weigh bridge at their Pine, St. Michael location.

Learn more Visit Licensing Authority Website

 

Processing of Visitor Permits

A visitor who wishes to drive on the roads of Barbados is required to apply for a Visitor’s Registration Certificate commonly known as a Visitor’s Permit. 

 Applications can be made for a visitor’s permit for a period of stay: 

  • Under 2 months, the fee is $10.00
  • Over 2 months, the fee of $100.00. 

The application can be made by email to permits@bra.gov.bb or facilitated at any car rental company.  A dedicated telephone line (246) 243 1698 is place to address visitor’s queries and to provide guidance in this regard.

 Process 

The visitor is required to email a scanned copy of the following documents and information with respect to the application for a period of stay under 2 months:

  • Valid international driver’s licence
  • Completed application form including the following:
    1. Name
    2. Date of entry
    3. Country of residence
    4. Address in Barbados                                            

The visitor is required to email a scanned copy of the following documents and information with respect to the application for a period of stay exceeding 2 months:

  • Valid international driver’s licence
  • Passport showing working/living status
  • Completed application form including the following:
    1. Name
    2. Date of entry
    3. Country of residence
    4. Address in Barbados 
  • The application is reviewed and approved a unique identifier number is issued.
  • This number is to be used to facilitate payment at SurePay online or at any SurePay location.
  • The visitor is given a receipt from the SurePay cashier.
  • Payment confirmation report from SurePay are generated and sent to the Authority hourly.
  • The visitors permit will be issued by the next business day via email.

DOWNLOAD VISITOR PERMIT APPLICATION FORM HERE