Most drivers from elsewhere in Canada can get a B.C. driver's licence right away to drive a passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle or motorcycle.
To be eligible, you must meet our licensing requirements.
To apply for a B.C. driver's licence, go to any driver licensing office in B.C.
When you come in, be sure to bring
If your licence, driving record and ID are in a language other than English, they have to be translated by an ICBC-approved translator. (PDF)
The fees and services vary for each translator—please contact them for more information.
You must switch to a B.C. driver's licence within 90 days of moving here. During this time, you can keep driving with your existing licence.
To be eligible for a full-privilege B.C. driver's licence, you must have held a driver's licence (not a learner's) for at least two years.
If you cannot provide proof of two years' driving experience, you can still get a B.C. licence. However, you will have to go through our graduated licensing program.
Before we can issue a driver's licence, any outstanding fines and debts to ICBC or the province of B.C. must be paid.
Visit any driver licensing office in B.C., or call: