Class 5 (car): $30.00
The fees to renew, replace and exchange a driver's licence vary depending on the class(es) sought and the validity period of the licence.
The original documents that were requested when you made your appointment
Your driver’s licence is valid during the first 6 months of your stay in Québec if you drive:
However, make sure that your foreign licence:
Here is the procedure to obtain a Québec licence, according to the road vehicle that you drive. You can begin the application process as soon as you arrive in Québec.
You must have held a driver’s licence authorizing you to drive a car for at least one year before settling in Québec and pass the Class 5 (car) proficiency examinationsProficiency examinations allow the SAAQ to check the knowledge and skills of drivers. They include both knowledge and road tests and differ based on the class of driver's licence. They are almost always mandatory when an individual wants to obtain a licence for the first time. before being eligible to obtain a Québec driver’s licence.
You must follow a driving course and follow the graduated licensing process to obtain a learner’s licence.
You must follow a driving course and follow the graduated licensing process.
Even if your foreign licence authorizes you to, you may not drive:
You must obtain a Québec driver’s licence corresponding to the appropriate class. To do so, you must first:
Step 1 – Meet the following conditions:
Step 2 – Call one of the numbers listed below, depending on your region, to make your request and check your eligibility:
Montréal area: 514-954-7771
Elsewhere Québec: 1-888-356-6616
As of January 24 for an appointment in March
Step 3 – Go to the service outlet that was designated by the officer who scheduled your licence exchange appointment by phone with the required original documents, namely:
In certain situations, other documents may be required. Make sure to check with the officer when scheduling your appointment by telephone.
You must have your licence translated by a translator who is a member of:
Step 4 – Pass the proficiency examinations
To help you prepare for the tests, we recommend you study the following publications:
Paper versions can also be purchased at bookstores in Québec.
We also recommend:
Depending on your situation, you could take the knowledge tests at the service outlet on the same day as your appointment, or you may have to make another appointment. The fees for the tests are $12.00.
Once you have passed the knowledge tests, you can schedule an appointment for the road test and pay the fees that apply to that test. If you pass the road test, you will be authorized to obtain a licence.
Step 5 – Pay the applicable fees to obtain your licence
The fees applicable for exchanging your driver's licence vary depending on the licence class, and are higher if you apply for an additional licence class.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
If the SAAQ recognizes that you have fewer than 24 months of experience driving a car, you will obtain a probationary licenceLicence issued to a person driving an automobile or a motorcycle alone for the first time. This licence allows the holder to acquire the driving experience necessary to obtain a driver's licence (24 months). The holder is subject to the zero-alcohol rule and the 4-demerit point bracket. . You will hold this licence until you have accumulated 24 months of driving experience. We determine your experience on the basis of your driver’s licence and driving record.
Last update: March 21, 2022