Here is how to get a B.C. driver's licence if you're from one of these countries or locations:
* Does not include former territories in Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten.
** Includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
To apply for a B.C. licence to drive a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, go in person to any driver licensing office in B.C.
When you come in, be sure to bring
If you meet our licensing requirements, you can usually get a B.C. driver's licence right away.
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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.
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.
Visit any driver licensing office in B.C., or call: