Any tourist wishing to drive a locally registered motor vehicle on the roadways of Guyana must obtain a Drivers Permit issued by the License Revenue Office of the Guyana Revenue Authority. In order to make it convenient for tourists to obtain a Driver’s Permit, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has put relevant facilities in place at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) for travelers to access.

The tourist must do the following:

  • Provide the Licencing Officer with a valid Driver’s Licence (from their country of origin).
  • Provide details of their local address while in Guyana.
  • Answer any question that the Officer may have in relation to his/her stay in Guyana and reason for requiring the permit.


  1. Once issued, a Drivers Permit is valid for one (1) month.
  2. Foreign nationals who are desirous of driving in Guyana must obtain a Drivers Permit and are required to make the application in person, since applications cannot be made via e-mail.

If you are unable to obtain your Driver/s Permit at the CJIA, kindly visit the Excise Licencing and Motor Vehicle Registration Office (known as the Licence Revenue Office) located at Smythe and Princess Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown to process your request for a Driver’s Permit.

Vehicles can be rented form the following companies

  • Sonic Auto Rentals – Address: 233 Irving Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, Tel: (592) 226 7755, Fax: (592) 2256181,
  • Dolly’s Auto  Rental and Taxi – Address: 272 Bissessar Ave, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, Tel: (592) 225 7126, 2263693 Fax: (592) 2263684,,
  • Ezee Runnings Taxi Service and Auto Rental – Address: 46 Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, Tel: (592) 647 2491
  • AutoTech Car Rentals – Address: 59 Bel Air  Springs, Georgetown,, Tel: (592) 225 8761, 600 9568, Fax: (592) 225 8761,