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Canada - Convert or Exchange Foreign Driver License

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Following are the procedures on how to exchange a foreign driver license in Canada.


New residents (foreigners) in Canada who holds a valid driver license.

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Driving licenses can be exchanged at provincial/territorial Driver Licencing Offices. In all cases, the applicant will need to prove that they fulfill residency requirements by presenting proof of permanent residence and/or a work visa.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Go to a driving license office in Canada.
  2. Complete an eye test.
  3. Provide a valid driving licence (if this is not in English or French, it may need to be translated).
  4. Show proof of identity.
  5. Provide proof of address (for example a utility bill).
  6. Pay a fee.

It may also be necessary to complete a knowledge test if the person has been driving for less than two years.

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Required Documents

  • two pieces of identification
  • valid driver license


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Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Driving License Office

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

Government of Canada


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