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Exchange a Foreign Driver's Licence in Ontario 

Jasp142
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Posted On: 1/17/2018
Jasp142
Jasp142
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Hi,I want to exchange my foreign driver’s licence for an Ontario one. I have 25 years of previous driving experience and want to gain credit for it on my application to take the G road test immediately.

My country does not have a drivers licence exchange agreement with Ontario and also does not issue any type of official letter of authentication as outlined on the DriveTest website.

My foreign (Kuwait) driver’s licence is in English and contains details such as name, date of birth, photo, blood type, stamp and seal. It also has the expiry date on the front and the very initial date of issuance on the back (confirming my 25 years of driving experience).

Can I present my foreign driver’s licence to a drive test center in lieu of a letter of authentication?

Will they accept it as official proof of having over 2 years of driving experience and waive the G2 Test requirement?

Also, do I need to notarize a copy of my licence and submit it with a printout of my driving history?

Appreciate any advice, thanks.
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Posted On: 1/22/2018
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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.

According to the DriveTest website in the Foreign Licence Experience Credits section,

Present acceptable identification, a valid and original driver’s licence, and supporting documentation.


We suggest that you contact DriveTest directly to find out what your options are in your particular 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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