You can cancel your driver's licence or relinquish a class of licence. In most cases, the SAAQ can issue a reimbursement.
If you wish to restore a cancelled driver’s licence or a class of licence that you have relinquished, you must do so before 3 years have gone by.
Once 3 years have gone by, you will be required to take the knowledge and road tests again.
For example, if you relinquished a class of licence on April 12, 2016, you have until April 11, 2019 to restore that class of licence without having to take the tests again.
You can cancel a driver's licence, a probationary licence, a learner's licence or a restricted licence.
It is possible to cancel a driver's licence and be reimbursed under the following circumstances:
Go to one of our service outlets and have your driver's licence on hand.
To cancel the driver's licence of a deceased person, you can:
If you decide to give up driving, or if your licence is suspended or revoked, you can have your driver’s licence cancelled. The cancellation will take effect on the same day you make the request. However, please note that some situations may not be processed by telephone.
You must have your driver’s licence with you, on which you will find:
In the case of a driver's licence or probationary licence, we may be able to reimburse you for the fees paid for the number of complete months remaining on your licence. In the case of a learner's licence, no fees are reimbursed, except in the case of a motorcycle learner’s licence issued after January 1, 2022.
You may be entitled to a reimbursement of fees based on the number of months the licence is revoked or suspended. However, certain conditions apply.
If you have received a driver's licence issued outside Québec, the reimbursement of fees will be based on the date the foreign licence was issued and the number of months already paid for your Québec licence. You will need to present your foreign driver's licence or provide a copy.
If you bring the original death certificate or other acceptable document and the licence to be cancelled to one of our service outlets, you may be eligible for a reimbursement of fees that had already been paid for any months following the date of death.
You can relinquish one or more classes of your driver's licence, probationary licence or learner's licence. For example, you could relinquish Class 6A if you are no longer interested in driving motorcycles.
To cancel a class, you must go to one of our service outlets, where you will receive a new licence and pay issuance fees.
Last update: March 2, 2022