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Becoming a licensed H-Taxi Driver in Trinidad and Tobago is much easier than you think!


General Requirements

To obtain a Taxi Driver’s Licence and Badge, you must be

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age and

  • The holder of a Class 3 Driver’s Permit for at least one year.

  • Medically fit and possess an upstanding character

The Process to Obtain a Hired Taxi Driver Licence and Badge (H-TAXI)

Step 1. Apply for Taxi Driver's Licence and Badge
Step 2. Complete Written Regulations
Step 3. Complete Driving Test
Step 4. Once all the necessary requirements are met, a Taxi Driver’s Licence and Badge will be issued. It is valid for a period of 3 years.

Requirements to Obtain a Taxi Driver’s Licence and Badge

To book an appointment to obtain your Taxi Driver Licence and Badge, you will be required to visit our online portal
When you book an appointment online, you will be provided with a date, time and location.
Applicants are required to have the following documents on hand to complete phase one of the process:

  • A valid Form of Identification (National Identification Card and/or Passport)

  • A valid Driver’s Permit. You must be driving for at least one year

  • A completed application Form No. 4

  • A completed application Form No. 12

  • Proof of Address (Utility Bill no older than 3 months or Lease/Rental Unit Agreement in the case of rental) Click here to obtain further information on Utility Bills

  • A Police Certificate of Character

  • Four (4) recent passport size photographs

  • The  Fee - $70.00

Downloadable forms can be accessed here  for your convenience.   

The Administrative Processing Time

After submitting your application with all the necessary supporting documents, it can take between 1-2 weeks to receive a written confirmation stating that approval has been granted for you to proceed to the next stage of the process; a written and practical (driving) examination.

 The Evaluation Process

 Similar to the application process for a driver’s licence, applicants for the Taxi Driver Licence and Badge are required to successfully complete a written regulation examination and driving test. Copies of the Taxi Driver Study Guide are available at all licensing offices at the minimal cost of $15.00.

When you are successful with both evaluations, you will earn your Taxi Driver Licence and Badge!

Required Skillsets

Taxi drivers require a unique blend of skills. The following is a list of vital competencies and attributes that are necessary to be successful in this field.

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Solid driving skills

  • Time management skills

  • Verbal communication skills

  • Active listening skills

  • The ability to work well with others

  • The ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • The ability to accept constructive feedback

  • The ability to work well under stressful situations

  • The ability to pay attention to detail

  •  Knowledge of public safety and security measures