Reacquiring or Reinstating a Licence

To reacquire a driver's licence following revocation under the Criminal Code

Step 0 To reacquire a driver's licence following revocation under the Criminal Code

Shortly before the end of the penalty period:

Step 1 – Schedule an appointment to take the reinstatement knowledge test

By telephone

Québec area: 418-643-5213
Montréal area: 514-873-5803
Elsewhere (Québec, Canada, United States): 1-888-667-8687

Step 2 – Go to the designated service outlet and pass the reinstatement knowledge test

Find a service outlet.

Step 3 – Pay the fees for:

  • The reinstatement knowledge test: $11.70
  • the driver's licence. The cost varies based on the class and validity period of the licence
  • the additional insurance contribution, which is calculated on the basis of the number of offences of which you were found guilty under the Criminal Code over the 5 previous years

Payment methods

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by one or more pre-authorized debits (a cheque specimen must be provided)
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

If you fail the reinstatement knowledge test

You must wait at least 28 days before you will be allowed to retake the test. You will have to make another appointment.

If your licence has been revoked or suspended for 3 years or more

You will have to retake the knowledge and road tests for class of licence you wish to obtain.

Last update: August  4, 2016