When you apply, you may be required to
Countries with reciprocal
| NOTE: Japanese licence exchanges
must be completed at an approved
registry agent office. Parental consent
for applicants under 18 years of age
All other licence classes require testing
and vision screening. The applicants
must disclose all medical conditions and
physical disabilities that may affect their
ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
All applicants must produce immigration
and residency documentation along
with acceptable identification.
Countries without reciprocal
A person coming to Alberta from outside
Canada may apply to have their previous
driving history credited to their Alberta
driving record. A successful application
will grant exemption from the Graduated
Driver Licensing (GDL) program and allow
for Class 5 road testing without being
required to hold a Class 7 driver’s licence
for one year. More information about the
process for exchanging a licence from a
non-reciprocal country is available at any
registry agent office.
A student is not required to obtain an
Alberta driver’s licence when operating
a motor vehicle if the following apply:
• The student is authorized to operate a
motor vehicle of the same type or class
by the laws of the jurisdiction in which
the student ordinarily resides.
• The documents required by the laws
of the jurisdiction where the student
ordinarily resides are carried by the
student or are in the vehicle.
• The student must carry proof showing
that he or she is a full time student in
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