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Tag: Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing

Slow going for new licence plates

Slow going for new licence plates

| 13/11/2017 | 7 Comments
I was told back in April when I renewed my vehicle licence that I would be contacted by DVDL when I could exchange it for the new licence being phased in. It has been about seven months now and still no word. How long is this process supposed to take? Auntie’s answer: The Department of […] [...]

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Navigating questions on visitors’ driving permits

Navigating questions on visitors’ driving permits

| 06/08/2017 | 10 Comments
There were many comments and a few contradictory posts after the previous column on a visitor’s driving permit (see May visitors drive with US licence in Cayman?). In the hopes of providing clarity, I have compiled all the queries into one overall question for the Department of Vehicle and Dr [...]

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May visitors drive with US licence in Cayman?

May visitors drive with US licence in Cayman?

| 30/07/2017 | 20 Comments
My family will be coming to visit Grand Cayman soon. I am wondering if I can drive there using my US driver’s license? Auntie’s answer: You are not allowed to drive with only your foreign licence; you are required to get a visitor’s permit before taking a car out on the road here. But the [...]

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Buying a car from an owner who is off-island

Buying a car from an owner who is off-island

| 05/06/2017 | 7 Comments
I want to buy a car from a guy but it’s actually in one of his relative’s name. The relative has moved off-island and is not quite sure when he’s coming back. The car has been off the road for a while. Is there any way that ownership can be transferred? Auntie’s answer: I realise [...]

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Colourful licence plates on the way

Colourful licence plates on the way

| 01/06/2017 | 8 Comments
I have seen a few of the new licence plates, and they are all the same – black numerals on white background. Will the DVDL be issuing different coloured plates to deal with hire cars, taxis, government vehicles and the Q series plates, or is everything now going to be the same? Auntie’s answer: [...]

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Credit card taken behind closed doors

Credit card taken behind closed doors

| 29/05/2017 | 7 Comments
I was recently at the new vehicle licensing office out east (in Breakers) and used my credit card to pay for my yearly vehicle registration and the young man took my card and closed the door to the office whilst processing my payment. He took over 10 minutes to complete the processing. Should I be [ [...]

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Attaching the new licence plates

Attaching the new licence plates

| 19/01/2017 | 9 Comments
With the replacement of old licence plates with the new (police tracking), will the mounting holes fit the ones on our cars? I received new plates last year and the mounting holes did not line up with what’s on my car (had to redrill holes) — my car is a Ford Explorer — and since [… [...]

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Missing licence plates and illegal trailers

Missing licence plates and illegal trailers

| 11/12/2016 | 5 Comments
There seems to be an increasing amount of vehicles missing the front licence plate on our roads. Some have the licence plate placed on the vehicle’s dashboard. Is this legal? There also seems to be an increasing amount of homemade trailers on our roads. Those trailers are missing brake lights and [...]

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Car seller concerned about ownership transfer

Car seller concerned about ownership transfer

| 10/11/2016 | 7 Comments
Why does vehicle licensing allow cars to be sold when all the paperwork is not completed? I’m trying to sell my car. The buyer insists he doesn’t need insurance and so the transfer papers was not completed. Vehicle licensing stamped some paperwork but didn’t give me a copy, so now [...]

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Confusion over validity of car inspection certificate

Confusion over validity of car inspection certificate

| 06/11/2016 | 8 Comments
Recently (3 November 2016 to be exact), I went to have my vehicle licensed (renewing the vehicle coupon). My vehicle inspection was valid until 25 November 2016; however, the licensing officers advised that they cannot accept my vehicle inspection and that I had to go and get it re-done. Thinking [...]

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Customer service drives top government employee

Customer service drives top government employee

| 17/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Sara Dixon, a clerical officer with the Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) took top employee honours in the civil service for August for being “most concerned about customer satisfaction”. She began working as an intern with government at District Administr [...]

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Two cars, one licence plate?

Two cars, one licence plate?

| 05/10/2016 | 5 Comments
Do you know if it is legal to have the same personalised licence (registration) plate on two different vehicles? I have recently seen someone driving two different vehicles bearing the same licence plates. I thought the licence plate was tied to the registration of the vehicle? Not to mention they w [...]

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Cars missing front licence plates

Cars missing front licence plates

| 30/08/2016 | 9 Comments
What is the situation with the growing number of vehicles on the road which don’t show a licence plate on the front? Is this allowed? Has the law changed? Auntie’s answer: The legal situation with displaying licence plates remains the same. A contact at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers [...]

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Renewed licence coupons have gone missing

Renewed licence coupons have gone missing

| 15/08/2016 | 5 Comments
I renewed two vehicle licences through the Cayman Government online renewal system. One application was made in November 2015 and the other in October 2015. I received an email message for each stating that the applications had been approved and that the new coupon was in the post. I still have not [...]

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