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The Wait is Over. Puerto Rico – Motor Vehicle Records

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Slow turnaround time is often the number one complaint we hear from background screening companies regarding Motor Vehicle Record Searches in Puerto Rico. While the search itself is completed quickly, delays normally swell to weeks or even months while while waiting for document translation.

We can empathize. At SJV, we don't like long turnaround times either which is why we never stop innovating.

Today, I'm proud to share that we are now able to turn around Puerto Rico MVR's in just 2-3 days using the same sources you've come to trust. 

How Have We Accelerated the Process?

We work closely with the Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP) and complete MVR searches through in-person visits. Our special consent form provides consent and retrieval of Motor Vehicle Records while providing all required information needed to ensure swift retrieval.

What Information is Required to Conduct a Search?

In order to conduct a search, we need the following data:

  • Applicant’s Full Name (Last, Middle and First Name, suffix)
  • Mother’s Maiden Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Drivers License Number

Required forms or documents:

  • Copy of Drivers License
  • SJV Special Release Form
Is Our Consent Form Required?

No. Our consent form is not required-- you can use your own form. However, we encourage you to adopt our form to ensure there are no problems or delays in obtaining the required information. We've also worked closely with our source to incorporate compliant language into the form (we still encourage you to have your attorney review it). It uses the specific terminology required to obtain record information. If you choose to use your own form it must include:

  • Applicant’s legible signature
  • Signature dated within 90 days of today’s date or less
  • Must include applicants printed first and last name
What Information is Included in the Report?

Our Puerto Rico MVR reports include three years of information about driving history, license status, license classification, restrictions, traffic violations, etc.

For searches with records, we provide translation of the results along with a copy of the abstract in Spanish. Clear results will be retuned without records, but a we maintain a copy of the abstract you ever need it. 

We're happy to provide sample reports upon request.

Just reach out to your SJV Sales Representative for more information or contact us at Salesteam@sjvassoc.com .