GRA to launch new driver’s licence with more features; can be used globally

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The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced that a new, more durable and secure version of the plastic card driver’s licence will soon be launched for issuance to drivers of motor cars, motorcycles, motor vans, motor lorries, motor buses, minibus and motor tractors.

Compared to the previous licence, the new card has advanced security features to guard against reproduction, tampering or damage, features which will allow for universal acceptance, GRA said in a statement.

A statement noted that the upgrading was spearheaded by the entity’s Information Technology Unit following the initial launch of the first plastic card driver’s licence in March of 2014.

The new driver’s licence will be available before Christmas 2019 and will have a five-year validity period with a fee of $5,000.

The fee is however waived for drivers over 65-years old. When launched, the new licence will only be issued to first-time applicants and those whose licenses have expired. Persons whose current licences are still valid should, therefore, wait until the expiration date.

First-time applicants will be required to submit a completed Driver’s Licence Application form, a valid identification (ID Card or Passport) and their Provisional Driver’s Licence endorsed with the Competence number or certification slip from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Certifying Officer.

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