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Department of the Air Force
Military Personnel Flight- ID/CAC Card Processing
Consolidated Support Center
O'Malley Ave., Bldg 22026
Yigo Guam 96929
Figuring out the best way to get around is important when you’re in a new installation. It’s useful to understand the various regulations, local laws as well as license and registration requirements. Whether you need a driver’s license, transport a car overseas or want help buying a car, there are people to assist you at your new installation. Check out the topics below to find information and regulations on vehicles and registration at your base.
State laws vary when it comes to motor vehicle insurance requirements, licensing and registration. The term vehicle generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Service members and their families will want to understand their state’s laws on registration and licensing before moving to a new state. Visit the USA.gov Motor Vehicle Services page for links to state-specific websites.
Speed Limits --
- Housing Area 15 mph
- Posted School Zones 15 mph
- All Parking Lot Areas 10 mph
- Roads w/o speed limit signs 30 mph
Speed is strictly enforced by radar and the penalty for a first time offense in a housing or school area is a 30-day driving suspension.
Cellphones -- The use of cell phones is prohibited while driving on base. However, the use hands free devices are allowed.
Vehicle Checks -- Entering the installation subjects the operator to a vehicle search upon demand by 36th Security Forces Squadron.
Accidents/Criminal Offense -- If an accident or a crime is being committed, then report it immediately to the 36th Security Forces Squadron regardless of damage or suspected crime. You may call 911 but you must identify yourself as residing on Andersen AFB. 36th Security Forces Squadron is 366-2910/6666 (CRIME STOP).
Restricted Areas -- Flight Lines and Northwest Field; others as marked.
Photography -- Photographing on the flightline is not authorized unless permission is granted by 36 OSS/CC and coordinated with 36 SFS/SFOS.
Obtaining a Guam Driver’s License For more information or questions, please contact the Legal Office at 671-366-2937
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 if their current license from one of the 50 United States or a United States territory 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 F No Written or Road test is required
- Social Security Card – original or certification from Social Security office
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 valid ID such as Passport, Military ID, Green card, etc
- 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.
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 has 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.
Appointments are required to take the Driver’s Written and Road examinations. *Call the Motor Vehicle Division, Driver’s License Branch for appointments; the written exams are given by University of Guam.
Fees: Written Exam $15.00; Learner’s Permit $10.00 (valid for 2 yrs from date of issue); No charges for Road Examination.
Motorcycle License If an Active Duty service member or a dependent has a valid motorcycle license from any of the 50 states of the United States or its territories, a Guam motorcycle license must be obtained within 30 days of arriving. No exam is required; except a vision test that is performed at the Department of Motor Vehicles. To transfer the motorcycle license costs $25; these are the documents that are required:
- The valid motorcycle license
- A valid picture
- ID (Military ID, Passport, Stateside ID, etc)
- Social Security Card – original or certification from the Social Security office
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 five days and the fee is $5.00. Service Members who are requiring a Vehicle Temporary Operating Permit can now proceed to the Department of Revenue and Taxation in Barrigada Heights to obtain the Temporary Operating Permit on their limited walk-in schedule on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM –12:00 PM (hours are SUBJECT to CHANGE). 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. For more information, call the Department of Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Registration Branch at (671)635-1755/56/57, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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
- 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.
State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:
Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the United States Department of Transportation risky-driving/distracted-driving page.