Obtaining a Drivers License in the Municipality of Rivas
As holders of foreign (Canadian) drivers licenses we are now in the process of obtaining Nicaraguan drivers licenses. Although our out-of-country licenses are valid here we have chosen to obtain Nicaraguan licenses since timely return trips to Canada for renewals are not always convenient. We both have permanent residence here and are are holders of Nicaraguan cedulas for the past eight years. To date, we have attended a course, had blood tests and eye examinations at the Red Cross and undertaken one written exam (in Spanish) at the designated driving school in Rivas (the content of which did not correspond to the course attended). We also obtained a Certificate of Conduct from the police and paid the necessary fees. Later this week we are required to do a second written exam at the Police Station and complete a driving test in the presence of a police officer from the Rivas detachment. Has anyone else completed this process in Rivas and if so, what can we expect for the second written exam and subsequent driving test?