Driving exams and other public services suspended

Driving exams and other public services suspended

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Inspectorate has suspended the theoretical and practical driving exams in consultation with the Department of Civil Registry. The length of the suspension will be reviewed on or before April 3 to determine whether it can be lifted or will be continued.

Existing appointments with the Inspectorate for exams will be rescheduled based on the appointment date. Test candidates will be contacted by the Inspectorate with a new proposed date.

For those candidates who have already sat a theoretical or practical exam, the validity period of their test card will automatically be adjusted.

For questions, one may call the department at tel. 542-4511/5642 during office hours. No walk-ins will be accepted during this suspension period.

The TEATT Inspectorate also made it known that it will not accept in-person applications for import, export and transmit permits for small animals.

Section Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry LVV which handles the requests for permits for movement of small animals into/from and through St. Maarten will also not be accepting walk-ins until further notice. The department can be contacted via email address

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For emergencies call the department at tel. 542-4511/5642.

The issuance of confirmation letters for public transportation permit holders has also been suspended for the time being. Permit holders should proceed directly to the Receiver’s Office to pay for their 2020 licence plates during this period until the service resumes.