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When you apply, you may be required to
provide documents to prove residency.
For details, inquire at your local registry
agent office.

Countries with reciprocal
licensing agreements

As of June 2014, Alberta has Reciprocal
Licensing Agreements with the following
countries:
• Austria
• Australia 
• Belgium
• England
• France
• Germany
• Isle of Man
• Japan 
• Northern Ireland
• Republic of Korea
• Scotland
• Switzerland
• United States
• Wales

A valid licence from a country that has
a Reciprocal Licensing Agreement with
Alberta can be exchanged for a Class 5
licence when the applicant presents a
valid licence of equivalent class.

 NOTE: Japanese licence exchanges
 must be completed at an approved
 registry agent office. Parental consent
 for applicants under 18 years of age
 is required. 

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
licensing agreements

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.

Students

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
   this province.

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