Yucatan Driver's License Requirements & Fees
If you have not registered your address* with INM, you MUST do this FIRST before applying for a driver's license.
FIRST TIME Requirements (original PLUS 2 very clear, legible copies):
- Forma Migratoria ID: temporary or permanent residence "green card" (front & back)
- Valid Passport
- Proof of Address: JAPAY water bill (does not have to be in the applicant's name)
- Birth Certificate (sometimes they ask for this, sometimes they don't)
- CURP Documento Migratorio (printed)
- SSP letter validated & stamped by INM Immigration
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3 day process. Consecutive days may not be possible. However, we do our best to ensure the most efficient schedule we can.
Expert Assistance Professional Fees (prices in U.S.):
- First Time Driver's License - Couple*
- includes 1 hour parallel parking practice
Your Fees Include:
- Driver's License Information Package (includes step by step instructions AND practice question examples)
- State of Yucatan Driver's License Study Guide - English
- State of Yucatan Road Signs
- Mérida Driving Guide
*If you fail the written test, you are not allowed to proceed to the driving test. We offer a one-time courtesy to return with you on a mutually agreed upon date to retake the written test.
*If you are using our car (2019 Kia Sedona**) for the driving portion of the test, we offer it as a one-time courtesy. If you fail the driving portion of the test, we can return with you on a mutually agreed upon date to retake this test for $50 per person.
**If you feel this car is too large for you, we suggest renting a car or borrowing a car from a friend.
SSP - Public Security Office Fees (paid directly to the Public Security Office - cash & credit cards accepted - prices in pesos per person):
- 2 years: $692.00
- first time license can only apply for 2 years intially
- 3 years: $1,039.00
- 5 years: $1,848.00
*We offer assistance with address changes if you need it. The address change requires standing in line at INM beginning at 6:00 pm the day before. For assistance with the change & to stand in line on your behalf the fee is $160 U.S. for up to 2 people (for more than 2 people or if you need help with this, contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
PLEASE NOTE: rules, regulations, & requirements change frequently. We do our best to provide up to date information. HOWEVER, additional information may be required on the day you arrive/apply for your license. We are here to help!