Reacquiring or Reinstating a Licence

Procedure to reacquire a driver's licence

Step 2 Procedure to reacquire a driver's licence

    • Documents to provide

      • Application for review
      • Favourable report from the attending physician or a specialized nurse practitioner

Step 1 – Decide whether you should apply for a review of a decision

When you apply for a review, you must be able to demonstrate, by providing a favourable report from a physician or a specialized nurse practitioner, that new facts render you able to drive safely. Such facts may be the result of:

  • an improvement in your state of health
  • surgery
  • medical treatment
  • long-term remission
  • having a prosthesis installed
  • acquiring new skills

Step 2 – Prepare your application for review

Your application for review must be filed in writing and include:

  • a favourable report from a physician or a specialized nurse practitioner
  • any other documents you consider relevant

Step 3 – Mail your application for review

Service de la revision
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage
Case postale 19500, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec)  G1K 8J5

Step 4 – Await our decision

After analyzing your application for review, we will either authorize you to drive or uphold the suspension of your driver’s licence.

If our decision is favourable

You will be able to drive again without having to go to one of our service outlets, unless:

  • your driver’s licence has expired
  • we must add a condition or a new class to your licence

If your licence has been expired for 3 years or more, you must pass the 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. (knowledge and road tests) to obtain the desired licence class .

If our decision is unfavourable

You can contest the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec (TAQ) by filing a proceeding within 60 days of the date of our decision.

Last update: May 13, 2022