Before you can learn to drive a car, motorcycle OR a three wheeler you must apply for a provisional driving licence. If you already hold a valid full driving licence and want to learn to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses you will need to apply for provisional entitlement for these vehicles. A driving licence authorises a person to drive a motor vehicle, motorcycle OR a three wheeler. (Bajaji) The licence contains your identification particulars as a qualified driver.
To apply for the licence you must be 16 , 18 years or older.
You can apply for your first provisional driving licence on our website https://www.zanrevenue.org secure and easy to use online service.
Apply online for a first provisional driving licence, go to efilling
Apply in person or by post.
You can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the ZRB/PROV 0000 application form that is available at ZRB office. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the fee of ....... Send your completed application and payment to:
Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB),
P. O, BOX 2072, Mazizini- Zanzibar,
When to expect your licence
ZRB aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It will take no longer if your health or personal details have not to be checked. Especial eye test.
When your licence is issued it will now have a number of added security features. One of the main bar code to authenticate your particulars
New plastic card driving licence.
ZRB now issue a plastic card driving licence. This decision was taken primarily to help minimize the costs and time of issuing licenses to the public. You will need to wait for your new licence for few minutes than before. Please allow at least three to ten minutes for your licence to be read if the from was filled correctly.
Paper driving licenses.
Please note that ZRB no longer issues paper driving licences. This is because it wears out easily. ZRB has also received numerous complaints from members of the public about the size and other complications. Consequently many drivers leave them home as one way of protecting their licence. If the old paper driving licences sent in to ZRB cannot be returned instead you will get the new one after completing the renewal application forms.
Application fees which are:
- 35,000 Tshs for two years
- 45,000 Tshs for three years
- 60,000 Tshs for five years
You will not be required to take a driving licence before eye test examination. If your sight has deteriorated from the date on which your licence was issued, new conditions will be attached to your licence.
Driving Licence Renewal
Your driving licence is valid for One, Two Or three years from the date of issue depending on the amount of fee paid and must be renewed after this time. Although the expiry date appears on your licence, a renewal notification will also be posted to you if you have left your email address
Steps to follow
- You may renew your licence through our website by filling the renewal form or fill the form at ZRB office in Zanzibar, but you will also have to collect your driving licence card at ZRB office in Zanzibar
- Complete form ZRB/DRIVING 0000.
Bring the following documents:
- Zanzibar identity Document (ID), temporary ID, old driving licence card or valid passport