Newcomers

Having Your Driver’s Licence Recognized

If you hold a valid foreign driver's licence, you are allowed to drive on Québec roads for 6 months. After 6 months, if you decide to settle in Québec, you will be required to hold a Québec licence.

What you should know…

If you hold a valid foreign driver's licence, you are allowed to drive on Québec roads for 6 consecutive months.

After 6 months, you must hold a valid international driver's permit to continue to drive.

If you decide to settle in the province, you must obtain a Québec driver's licence. You can exchange your foreign driver's licence as soon as you arrive in Québec. Certain conditions apply.