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Licence Exchanges (For Drivers From Jurisdictions With Reciprocal Exchange Agreements)

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10 abril 2021

The rules for driver`s licences vary by province or territory. You can also apply for an Ontario driver`s licence as a new driver. You must follow the process for new drivers, including the progressive licensing system. If you replace a valid licence from one of the legal systems on the list below, you can get your Alberta licence without a knowledge or road test: Normally, a new driver in Ontario must complete the full program with mandatory testing and wait times between the various stages. The fastest part of the program to get a full G license is 20 months. The authentication letter is proof of experience and must come from the same region in which you obtained your foreign license. The letter must come from the official header and be dated within 6 months of your application by an embassy, consulate or Office of the High Commissioner representing the legal authority of your home region. It must also be translated into English or French (see below). Visit a registry office after 10 or more business days from the date you applied.

The registrar will confirm if your application has been accepted. A German license can be transcribed and exchanged for a Canadian licence. The German diplomatic and consular representation can issue a driver`s license in English, which is recognized by the country`s driver`s license offices. If you qualify for a new B.C driver`s licence, you must surrender your previous driver`s licence to ICBC. You will receive a Category 5 or 6 licence on the basis of the exchange contract (not all jurisdictions allow the replacement of a Category 6 driver`s licence). To exchange a license from a jurisdiction that does not agree, you must pass a knowledge and road test. If you are from one of the countries in the Guide to Use for the Graduated (GDL) Exemption Program (PDF, 695 KB), which is listed in the «Minimum Acceptance Standards» section, you must provide additional proof of your conduct. For the rest of the province, all interpreters and translators must be certified or accredited to a professional association in Ontario (such as the Ontario Association of Translators and Interpreters) or directly by the federal or provincial government. If you do not have two years of driving experience (with a full-fledged privilege, a non-learner driver`s licence) or if you are unable to prove it, you can still obtain a Class 7 or Class 8 licence with graduated licensing restrictions. If you wish to stay in Germany, you can exchange your Canadian driver`s licence for a German licence with the competent authority of the place of residence in Germany. If you already had a German license in the past, you should inform the competent administrator in Germany. If you are used with your Canadian driver`s license, you can use an IDP in the other countries described in the authorization.

It contains a photo and a multilingual translation of your Canadian driver`s license.

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