If your licence has been cancelled or void for fewer than 3 years, you have to go to an SAAQ service outlet to obtain a new one. After 3 years, you have to retake the proficiency examinations.
If you have cancelled your driver's licence or probationary licence, if your licence is expired or if you haven't paid the annual fees, you may request a new licence, provided the request is made within a maximum period of 3 years.
The expiry date applies.
Important! If, before it was cancelled, your licence was suspended, revoked or the licence fees remained unpaid, your licence may have been void for longer than you think.
Step 1 – Go to one of our service outlets
Step 2 – Pay the licence fees
To reacquire the licence, 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) for the class of licence you wish to reacquire.
Step 1 – Schedule an appointment for the proficiency examinations
Using our automated telephone service
In the To Reach Us page (under Appointment for a road test)
Step 2 – Go to the service outlet that was designated when you scheduled your appointment to take the knowledge test, and then take the road test, if applicable
Step 3 – Pay the test fees
Step 4 – Pay the licence fees (if you passed the tests)
See the applicable fees.
Last update: May 13, 2022