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Can I Drive with my UK Licence? 

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Posted On: 8/15/2016
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Can i drive in canada with a UK driving licence?

i am a resident of canada, so would that mean i need to get my licence converted or would my UK licence be okay?
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Posted On: 8/16/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

If you plan on living in Ontario - that is, you will be a permanent resident living in Ontario - you need to get an Ontario driver's licence within 60 days of moving to Ontario.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org I have a driver's licence from another country. How do I get an Ontario driver's licence? article.


Here is an excerpt,

You may be able to exchange it for an Ontario driver's licence. The type of licence you can get depends on how much driving experience you have and if the country has a reciprocal agreement with Ontario.


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Countries With a Reciprocal Agreement

Some countries, like the United States, Australia, France and Korea, have an agreement with Ontario which allows licensed drivers to obtain an Ontario licence without having to go through the regular process for obtaining a licence in this province.

If you have a driver's licence from one of these jurisdictions with Licence Exchange Agreement, you can benefit from this privilege.

The type of licence you can get depends on how much driving experience you have. You follow the same process as drivers with a licence from another Canadian province and from Canadian Forces - Europe.

Read about the Licence Exchange program on the DriveTest website to learn more about the process and the documents required.


You may want to contact DriveTest at their Toll Free Number 1-800-489-8450 to speak to a Customer Service Agent to find out what your options are in this situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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