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How to get a Puerto Rico Drivers License

Puerto Rico Drivers License
  • Puerto Rico Driver's License Guidelines
  • How to Prepare for the Written Exam
  • Required ID and Paperwork

PR Drivers License Rules and Requirements

Find out the steps to get your drivers license, pass your DMV written test, replace your out-of-state license and the required paperwork to bring to the DMV office to get your driver's license.

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All applicants need to be familiar with the Puerto Rico Driver's Manual. Think you know the material? Take our DMV practice test now and test your driving knowledge.

Get your Drivers Permit

Under Puerto Rico DMV guidelines, you must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a Puerto Rico Drivers License.

If this is your first driver's license you will need to apply for a Puerto Rico learners permit which requires a written exam on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques.

Once you receive a valid learners permit, you will then need to pass a practical road skills test. Applicants under 18 must have held a learners permit for six months.

Prepare for the Written Knowledge Test

The Puerto Rico DMV requires that all applicants must pass a written exam on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques. If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at least the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

All new drivers are encouraged to study for this driver education exam so you don't miss the opportunity to get your learners permit as soon as you reach the approved age. Online practice tests are available that provide real sample questions from the DMV Exam - Take the Puerto Rico practice test now and test your driving knowledge.

New Puerto Rico Residents

Anyone who resides in Puerto Rico for more than 120 days must apply for a PR driver's license. When heading to the DTOP, be sure to bring the license from your former state as you will be required to surrender it in order to obtain a new license.

If your state has a full reciprocity agreement with Puerto Rico, you will not be required to take the written or road test exam. Residents of states with partial reciprocity agreement will be required to take the written exam only.

If your out-of-state driver's license has expired more than six months ago, you will be required to apply for a Puerto Rico license and pass all required testing to receive a driver's license.

International Drivers

Puerto Rico honors a valid foreign driver's license with an international driving permit for a period of one year. Once your foreign license expires, you must apply for a Puerto Rico learners permit and pass all required testing to receive a driver's license.

Required Paperwork

Before you head to the Puerto Rico DMV Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your driver's license:

  • Read, complete and sign Schedule I of Form-775 DTOP
  • Complete Custody Certificate by the parent or legal guardian if you are over 16 but under 18 years.
  • Internal Revenue stamp worth $10.00
  • Internal Revenue stamp worth $1.00 per provision of Act No. 26 of December 25, 2002, Organ Donation. (For each issue of Certificate)
  • Three photos 2" x 2", showing full face without hat, without uniform and dark glasses.
  • Medical Certificate completed by medical doctor authorized to practice in PR, or in the jurisdiction where the applicant resides. Medical certificate must have been issued within six months of the date of application.
  • Water, electricity or telephone bills or any other paperwork showing current principle residents. Proof of residence must date within 2 months of license application.
  • ASSUME certification, if applicable.
  • ACAA certification, if applicable.
  • Establish proof of legal residence and date of birth by submitting the original copy of one or more of the following documents: birth certificate, US passport, US driver's license, US military ID, Foreign Passport with US visa or immigration card (1-94), social security card (original and copy of which is retained), as set out in Annex I of the form.

On the Road

Once your licensing requirements have been met, your Class E Driver's License will be valid for 4 years. Remember... the safe operation of a vehicle requires practiced skill, knowledge, and a respectful understanding of the limitations imposed by the other drivers and the environment.

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