When applying for your B.C. licence, you'll need to provide proof of your previous driving experience.
To prove your previous driving experience, you need to bring:
a current driver's licence or
an international driving permit (not expired over five years) and its corresponding driver's licence. This permit is required if your current licence is not in English. If you don't have one, you'll need to get a translation of your driver's licence from an ICBC approved translator.
If you don't have two years' driving experience (with a full-privilege, non-learner licence) or can't prove it, you can still get a Class 7 or Class 8 licence with graduated licensing restrictions.
We recommend you bring an
official driving record or letter of experience with your driver's licence to prove your driving experience. This helps prevent repeated trips to our driver licensing office.
Contact the issuer of your driver's licence
to get an official driving record or letter of experience. It's best to do this before moving to B.C.
the name, address and phone number of the driver's licensing authority in your jurisdiction
your name and birth date
your driver's licence number (or other unique identifier)
class of licence(s) held
either the date(s) your licence(s) were originally issued or the amount of time you have held a licence.
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