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Checking the Validity of More Than 5 Driver's Licences

You can request a validity check of more than 5 licences by email, in just a few steps.

Incomplete or non-compliant requests will be returned to you.

Maximum processing time is 10 business days. A fee of $1.70 per licence is applicable for the first 5 licences. Starting with the 6th licence, the fee is $0.25 per licence.

Procedure

You must use the Driver's Licence Validity Check (XLS, 78 KB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. Excel file and only enter the following information:

  • Complete the Driver's Licence Validity Check file
    • 1st column: the company's identification number, that is, the SAAQ file number that appears on your vehicle registration certificates (repeat for each line used)
    • 2nd column: the driver's licence number (must have 13 characters, no dashes or spaces)
    • 3rd column: your company's internal reference number (optional – maximum 8 characters)
      Example:

      12345678

      A123456789876

      01

      12345678

      D123456789875

      02

      12345678

      F123456789874

      03

      12345678

      G123456789873

      04

      12345678

      L123456789872

      05

      12345678

      R123456789871

      06

      12345678

      V123456789870

      07

      12345678

      S123456789896

      08

  • Saving the file
    You may rename the file, as long as it is in an Excel "filename.xls" or "filename.xlsx" format.
  • Preparing and sending your request
    Your email's subject must be "Driver's licence validity check."

Make sure to include the following information in your email:

  • the name of the person to whom the information is to be sent
  • the name of the company
  • the company's identification number (SAAQ file number)
  • the number of licences to validate
  • the sentence "Guaranteed payment on receipt of the invoice"
    Your email request must be sent to SAAQ.diffusion@saaq.gouv.qc.ca. A confirmation of receipt will be sent to you.

File reception

A reply is sent by secure email and includes:

  • a data file with information on the validity, categories and classes of the driver's licences, as well as certain licence conditions and endorsements, if applicable
  • a legend to help you read the file
  • an invoice indicating the amount payable on receipt of the email (by cheque or money order)
Useful information

The file contains 1,500 lines. To check more than 1,500 licences, you may create as many files as you need. You must not modify the file by adding lines or columns or include a password or protection.