Getting a driver’s license in Quebec is daunting and time-consuming. You can streamline the process by reading this post!
How to get a driver’s license in Quebec
If you are a new resident of Quebec and have a valid driver’s license from another country, you can legally use it for the first six months. After this time, you will need an International Driving Permit.
If you are a new resident of Quebec, you can apply for a Quebec driver’s license as soon as you settle in the province. To get a Quebec driver’s license as a beginner and you have never had a driver’s license before. You must be at least 16 years old and have parental or guardian consent if you are under 18. Read on!
How to get a License?
Register for a class 5 driving course at a school recognized by the Quebec Transport Association (AQTr). Complete Phase 1 of the driving course and learn an online driving course.
In addition, pass the driving school knowledge test and Visit a Quebec service point to apply for a learner’s license. Get an eye test and complete a sickness or disability declaration form. You will pay CAD 72.58 for an 18-month study permit.
Get your driver’s license and become a rookie driver while continuing your education at a driving school. You must have a study permit for at least ten months before applying for a probationary license.
What If You Already Have a License?
New Quebecers who wish to obtain a Quebec driver’s license but have already had the driving experience can do so in two ways: Moving from another country and Moving from a non-reciprocal country.
Reciprocal countries where you can use your Quebec driver’s license. These are Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Japan, Isle Of Man, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and United Kingdom. The eligibility criteria are:
- Driving experience of at least two years
- Proof of right to reside in Canada
- Proof of residence in Quebec
Make an appointment to visit the Quebec service and pay the standard license fee of CAD 98.73 per year. If you move from a country with no reciprocal agreement with Quebec, you can still exchange your driver’s license.
You must have a foreign driver’s license equivalent to a class 5 license in Quebec for at least one year. You will also need to prove that you are permitted to stay in Canada and are a Quebec resident. In addition, you will need to pass a knowledge test and a road test.
You can renew your Quebec driving license every 4 or 8 years. However, you must always pay tolls and insurance premiums yearly to keep your driver’s license. Anyway, follow the tips and tricks above to get a license in Quebec. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
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