Understanding The Vehicle Registration Process In Grenada
Traveling in South America? Great. Moving to South America? Even better. The continent has a number of nations with countless drivers throughout.
Among the nations on the continent is Grenada, a three-island nation off the northeast coast of the continent. Moving there can be a challenge and registering a car even more so. However the tips from this article should ease the transition and make your life easier.
What documents do you need to register a vehicle in Grenada?
Good question and the standard documents typically apply when importing and registering a vehicle from out of the country. That list includes:
- A certificate proving insurance
- A vehicle registration form that’s completely filled out
- Proof of ownership and purchase
- The proper custom entry documents
- Proof that the application fee is paid
The payment for the application fee can be paid to the Grenada Inland Revenue Division, which is a division of the Ministry of Finance.
Does my vehicle need to meet requirements?
Like many countries importing vehicles, your vehicle has to meet standards set by the government. Part of that is having the vehicle inspected by a local mechanic to certify it’s road worthy as well as by a local officials.
Each place has a schedule but the Royal Grenada Police Force often lets people have their vehicles inspected at police stations for the sake of convenience. Now it’s a matter of making sure you get there on the right days.
Considering shipping a vehicle to Grenada? Check out our informational page for the country, which will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of cost, timeframe, and the overall process.
Driving In Grenada & Understanding Rules of the Road
What side do they drive on in Grenada?
The three island nation off the north coast of South America has its drivers stay on the left side of the road.
How are the roads of Grenada?
There is a mix of paved and unpaved that feature a host of tricky aspects. Things like blind curves, narrow lanes, steep drops down cliffs and no barriers.
The lighting on the roads of Grenada aren’t consistent, thus making it harder to see things at night and much more dangerous. That combined with the lack of sidewalks and unpredictable pedestrians make for a difficult driving experience on the island.
Minibus vehicles are common on the island and drivers can sometimes be aggressive.
Do you need a license to drive in Grenada?
You will need a local temporary driver’s license. While it’s not necessary, not having one in the event of an accident will result in a steep fine.
Rental car companies can assist you in obtaining one if you’re looking for some quick help.
What kind of road signs should you expect?
There is no consistent signage throughout the three-island nation and more often than not, you’ll find that there’s not much signage for you to follow.
Grenada Vehicle Registration Resources
Vehicle Licensing - A wealth of information from the Royal Grenada Police Force, including how to navigate the roads, and register a vehicle.
Passport & Travel Info - Helpful resources from the U.S. Department of State for those travelling to Grenada, including information about U.S./Grenada relations.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
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