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Active Duty members possessing a valid driver license are NOT required to get a Guam Driver License.

Sailors with a driver license that will expire during their tour on Guam will only be required to obtain a Guam Driver License IF the state that issued the Driver License does not automatically extend the validity of the license because you are on active status. California is an example of this.

Dependents have 30 days upon arriving to obtain a Guam Driver License. Dependents with a valid driver license must present their license, a picture ID (other than the driver license), and the actual SSN Card (issued by Social Security Office). The dependent having all these documents will surrender their valid license (which will be returned with a hole punched at the expiration year), fill the proper forms, take their picture, and pay a fee of $5.00 for a 4 year valid Guam Driver License.

Individuals that have NEVER been licensed to drive must attend and successfully complete a Defensive Driver Course before registering to take the written test. Once a Certificate of completion has been obtained, the unlicensed driver must report to the Department of Motor Vehicle with a licensed driver to register for the written test. Required documents are; Certificate of Completion DDC, Actual SSN Card (issued by Social Security Office), and a picture ID.

There is a $15.00 fee for the written test. There is a waiting list to take the written test. Approximate wait time, 2 weeks.

Intermediate Licensed Drivers must register at the Pass and ID and be accompanied by a valid licensed driver when driving at all times.

Drivers License Requirements

Active Duty members possessing a valid driver license are NOT required to get a Guam Driver License. Sailors with a driver’s license that will expire during their tour on Guam will only be required to obtain a Guam driver’s license IF the state that issued the Driver’s License does not automatically extend the validity of the license because of the service member’s active duty status. A person having in his/her immediate possession a valid operator’s or chauffer’s license issued by any other territory, Commonwealth, or state of the United States, may drive a motor vehicle upon the roads and highways for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date such person arrived on Guam.

However, upon the expiration of the 30 day period, such person must have been issued a Guam Driver’s license in order to continue driving on Guam.

The following documents are required to apply for a Guam Driver’s License:

  • Valid stateside driver’s license
  • Valid ID (Passport, Military ID, Green Card, Guam ID, Stateside ID, Firearm’s ID, Naturalization Certificate)
  • U.S. Social Security Card or Social Security certification from the Social Security Office Dependents with a valid driver’s license must present their license, a picture ID (other than the driver’s license), and the Original Social Security Card (issued by Social Security Office). The dependent having all these documents will surrender their valid license (which will be returned with a hole punched at the expiration year); complete the driver’s license application form, have their picture taken, and pay a fee of $25.00 for a valid Guam Driver’s License. This license is valid for four years.

Contact Infromation:

Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License Branch
Phone: (671) 635-1761/2
Operation Hours: Monday – Friday (except holidays) 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Obtaining a Guam Driver's License

  • Active Duty Military Member with a valid driver’s license: Active duty military personnel assigned on Guam are not required to get a Guam license as long as their current license is valid.
  • Active Duty Military Member without a valid driver’s license: Follow procedures for First Time Driver over 18 years of age.
  • Spouse or Dependent with a valid driver’s license:
  • A valid driver's license from any of the 50 U.S. States or U.S. territories may be used for up to 30 days after arriving on Guam
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Present a valid form of identification
  • Complete a Driver's License Application Form
  • Pass Vision Test
  • No Written or Road test is required
  • Social Security Card – original or certification from Social Security office Individuals who have NEVER been licensed to drive must attend and successfully complete a defensive driver course before registering to take the written test. Once a certificate of completion as been obtained, the unlicensed driver must report to the Motor Vehicle Division with a licensed driver to register for the written test. If a minor, parents need to accompany minor applicant and must have a valid Guam driver’s license.

Fees: Written Exam: $15.00
Learner’s permit: 10.00 (valid for 2yrs from date of issue)
No charges for Road examination

  • First Time Drivers over 18 years of age:
  • Possess a valid certificate of completion from a driver's education service consisting of 40 hours training (32 classroom hours and 8 in-car hours)
  • Present a valid form of identification
  • Complete Driver's License Application Form
  • Pass written & road test
  • Must be accompanied by a designated driver that is 21 years of age or older holding a Guam driver’s license.

Required documents

  • Certificate of completion from Driver’s Education course
  • Original social security card (issued by Social Security Office)
  • Picture ID

Appointments are required to take the Driver’s Written and Road examinations

The following documents are required:

  • Valid ID such as Passport, Military ID, Green card etc…
  • Social Security Card – original or certification from the Social Security office

Call the Motor Vehicle Division, Driver’s License Branch for appointments; the written exams are given by University of Guam.

Privately Owned Vehicle (POV)

A Temporary Vehicle Permit from the Revenue and Tax Motor Vehicle Division is required for you to pick up your POV. The permit is good for 5 days and the fee is $5.00. The POV Office on Naval Base Guam will not release your POV without the temporary permit. Private Owned Vehicles (POV) must be currently insured, pass a Guam Safety Inspection, and must be registered with the Motor Vehicle Division before being operated on the roads of Guam. Service members are encouraged to contact their current vehicle insurance company to verify if vehicle coverage is effective on Guam.

Your vehicle must pass a safety inspection to be registered on Guam. You must have your current Vehicle Registration on hand to get a Safety Inspection. Inspection fee is $15.00.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicle's Registration Branch
Phone: (671)-635-1755/56/57
Operation Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Privately Owned Vehicle (POV)/Motorcycle Registration

Registering your vehicle

The following is needed to apply for Guam Vehicle Registration:

  • Certificate of Ownership (title) or Lien from a financial institution
  • The original manufacturer's Certificate of Origin
  • Certification of Automobile Liability Insurance (Public Law 20-216)
  • Complete Vehicle Registration Application Form
  • A passed Guam vehicle safety inspection checklist

Service members may register their vehicles and maintain their current plates provided the plates are registered and that the state allows service members to keep their plates out of state.

Registering under the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

You must meet the following requirements to register your vehicle under the Service members Civil Relief Act:

  • Be an Active Duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Possess a current Military Identification Card
  • Have current U. S. Mainland Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Pass a Guam Safety Inspection Checklist
  • Certification of Automobile Liability Insurance (Public Law 20-216)
  • Complete Service members Civil Relief Act Application Form
  • Only Active Duty Members can apply

Spouses and dependents with a power of attorney are not entitled to the benefits enumerated under Title 50 U.S.C. 511 Section 574 of the Service members Civil Relief Act.

Registration fees will vary according to type of vehicle. Fees are based on weight and capacity. The registration fee for a sedan can range from $58.00-$65.00. Fees for pick-up trucks will be slightly higher due to the capacity and weight of the vehicle.

Visit https://www.guamtax.com/fees/mvd_2007.htm

Guam Vehicle Tax

  • Any vehicle, new or used, owned less than ninety (90) days is subject to a 4% tax when shipped to Guam, even if the car is validly registered in another state.
  • The Vehicle Tax is calculated based on the purchase price of the vehicle.

Contact Infromation

Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO)
Phone: (671)333-2061 NLSO Website: http://www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSO-Guam.htm
Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation Website: at www.guamtax.com/