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Subject: Getting driver's license
  Hi Guys,

I will be immigrating to BC next month.Can anybody let me know if I can drive a car there in BC if I take international drivers permit form India and how long is that valid there.And what are the formalities for taking a drivers license there in canada.I have a 6 year car driving experiance.

Thanks..

[12-07-2005,12:37]
[**.177.10.193]
Maya
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
Drivers from other Canadian provinces, Canadian Forces-Europe, U.S.A., Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, France, Great Britain and Austria.
2 or More Years of Driving Experience Within the Last Three Years
If you are a licensed driver with two or more years of driving experience from one of these jurisdictions you may get full class licence privileges without taking a knowledge or road test. However, you must pass a vision test and show acceptable proof of your previous licence status and driving experience.

If you hold a controlled class licence (A,B,C,D,E,F) from a Canadian province or territory, you may exchange your licence for the equivalent Ontario class of licence (a class B or E licence will be exchanged for a class C or F licence respectively).

Visit a DriveTest Driver Examination Centre or contact the MTO Driver & Vehicle Licensing Call Centre at (416) 235-2999 or toll free at 1-800-387-3445.

Less than 2 Years of Driving Experience Within the Last Three Years
If you have less than two years of driving experience, you may get credit for your experience for graduated licensing and be issued a Class G2 or M2 licence. Once you have a total of two years of driving experience, you may take the G2 or M2 road test to earn full driving privileges.

If you hold a controlled class licence from a Canadian province or territory, once you are eligible to attempt the G2 road test, you must pass the road test within one year of the licence exchange to be issued the equivalent controlled class licence. If you pass the G2 road test after one year from the date of exchange, you will be issued a class G licence.

If you are a licensed driver with two or more years of driving experience from one of these jurisdictions, you may get full Class G licence privileges without taking a knowledge or road test. However, you must pass a vision test and show acceptable proof of your previous licence status and driving experience.

Note: These conditions also apply to licensed motorcycle riders from other Canadian provinces, from the United States, Switzerland and Canadian Forces - Europe. However there is currently no exchange agreement for motorcycle riders from the remaining jurisdictions.

Drivers from any other country
2 or More Years of Driving Experience Within the Last Three Years
You must pass vision and knowledge tests to be issued a Class G1 licence. If you have acceptable proof of two or more years of driving experience, you have two options.

You may book a G2 road test. If you pass, you will earn full driving privileges. If you do not pass this test, you keep your Class G1 licence and may then immediately book a G1 road test. Once you have passed the G1 road test you must reattempt the G2 road test to earn full driving priveleges.


If you decide you need more practice, you may book a G1 road test to earn G2 driving privileges. If you pass this test, you will get a Class G2 licence and may book a G2 road test (when you feel you are ready and before your licence expires). If you do not pass, you will keep the Class G1 licence, and may re-book another G1 road test.
Less than 2 Years of Driving Experience Within the Last Three Years
You may get credit for your experience for graduated licensing. You must pass vision and knowledge tests to be issued a Class G1 licence. Once you have the required driving experience, you may book the G1 and G2 road tests.

You must stay as a G1 driver until you have at least 12 months driving experience before you will be eligible to take the G1 road test to graduate to a G2 licence. You must stay as a G2 driver until you have at least 12 months driving experience before you will be eligible to take the G2 road test to graduate to a full class G licence.

http://www.drivetest.ca/en/license/ExchangeOutProv.aspx

[12-07-2005,13:34]
[***.123.170.131]
SW
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
your india licence is only valid for three month, you have to get B.C driver licence in 3 month.
Please check icbc.com

[12-07-2005,14:06]
[**.66.78.44]
departure bay
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
Departure Bay, you are right.

Sorry Maya, that link is from an Ontario website. That just went straight over my head. :-)

[12-07-2005,14:08]
[***.123.170.131]
SW
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
you can drive a car for 90 days on an International licence from the day you enter the country.


[12-07-2005,14:49]
[**.30.92.5]
- HS -
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
Read this site:

http://www.icbc.com/Licensing/

[12-07-2005,21:03]
[***.116.148.101]
dave
(in reply to: Getting driver's license)
Thanks you all..SW,HS,Departure bay and dave...

Thank u...

[13-07-2005,02:10]
[**.177.14.192]
Maya
Be Careful! (in reply to: Getting driver's license)
...show acceptable proof of your previous licence status and driving experience...

I don´t know how it goes in BC but in Ontario, they may not grant you a licence. It´s a bit tricky to PROVE your experience with just a driver´s licence. I´ve seen my friend who had 6+ years experience in Thailand turned down.

So, I´m thinking it might be a good idea to get some sort of a signed and sealed document from your local ROAD POLICE stating that you have been driving such and such car for such duration and had no road accidents/tickets and get it translated into English/French. Anyone else please feel free to comment on my idea. Do you think this might work?

Lighthouse Family

[13-07-2005,10:27]
[***.188.72.25]
Lighthouse Family
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