Transport Authority to embark on early examinations for road licence renewals

Transport Authority to embark on early examinations for road licence renewals

Friday, January 15, 2021

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KINGSTON, Jamaica- The Transport Authority says beginning Monday, January 18, it will commence motor vehicle examinations in preparation for the renewal of road licences which expire on March 31, 2021.

According to the authority ,the early start of examinations is to facilitate the timely submission of road licence applications for the February 1 start of the 2021/22 road licencing period.

“The early commencement of motor vehicle examination is part of the authority's thrust to provide convenient and efficient service to customers,” the agency said in a statement.

“Under this facility, licensees are not required to pay the motor vehicle examination fees upfront, as the fees will be collected upon submission of their applications for renewal of their road licences,” it added.

The authority also said that persons who failed to renew their road licences last year will benefit from a waiver of the penalty for late submission if they apply by March 31, 2021.

The authority will also collect and begin processing of all applications without the submission of the police record.

However, final approval of any licence or badge is contingent on the applicant submitting an acceptable record to the transport authority

In the meantime, theagency is reminding customers that all its offices are now cashless facilities.

Customers may use any of the several payment facilities including paymaster, bill express, pay at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) using bank vouchers, apply online or use debit and credit cards at the office.

Additionally, the authority said that all new road licence applicants that they are required to have a tracking device installed on their vehicles which must be verified by its examiners, as part of the requirement for the grant of the road licence.

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