When it comes to acquiring a Mexican drivers license, you just need to take along your
passport and your Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente and you will be issued a license within an hour
at the Secretaria de Transportes y Vialidad. Or depending on what part of Mexico you
arrive in the procedure will be you can get a driver's license from the Transit
Department at each of the 16 "delegaciones" throughout the city.
Transito Chapala: Av. Hidalgo
No. 92, Fracc. Riberas del Pilar, Chapala, Jalisco.Monday to Friday: 9 to 2 p.m. (is better be there before 1:00 pm because the
place where you pay for the licenses close at 2:00 pm.)
Bring your own car.Even if you have the driver's license of your home country you need to take
You will also need the following documents:
Tourists may drive with an international license or the driver's license
their own country. Check and make sure your license doesn't expire while
you're out of the country.
If you live in
Jalisco, these are the questions you'll see on the written test.
However, depending on where you live, you may only see 20 of the 103
questions. The test, of course, will be in Spanish, but you can request
an English version. If you're not fluent in Spanish, be sure to take
an interpreter with you. When I went to get my license, there were
several people there who spoke no Spanish. I can't tell you how
confused and frustrated they were. Though they have been working on
streamlining the process, be prepared to hurry up and wait. It took 3
days when I got mine.
Both tests have the correct answer to each
question. On the English version, the correct answer is in bold italic
text. On the Spanish version, the letters for the correct answer are
listed at the end of the test. I've tried to translate the English
version into phrase that you can understand. However, the Spanish
version is the only one I will vouch for. You can download the study
tests in PDF format, but you will need Adobe Reader to open them. If
you don't already have it, you can download it free here. You may wonder what in the world
some of the questions have to do with driving a car. Nevertheless, you
may see one or two of them on your test. Know the correct answers. If
memory serves me, you have to get 16 of the 20 questions correct in
order to pass. Happy studying and I really hope this helps you out.
Please Note: In the English version, question 66, answer C, I had a very
difficult time translating this one. Though, if you check C on the
answer sheet, you'll get it correct, you should know what they're
talking about. Please replace the word "cloths" with the word
"blanket". I'm not exactly sure if that's what they're referring to,
but it makes more sense than cloths.