Registering a Vehicle

Amateur Radio Operator's Vehicle

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Holders of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate can obtain a special licence plate for their vehicle. Instead of a regular licence plate number, these plates start with the operator's call sign, i.e. VE2 or VA2.

The amateur radio operator licence plate is reserved for individuals who hold an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate issued by Industry Canada.

Amateur radio operator licence plates alert police forces that the vehicle is equipped with an amateur radio apparatus, which means that the owner could assist them if necessary.

An amateur radio operator licence plate cannot be transferred—even if the vehicle is given to someone else—because the plate belongs to the holder of an amateur radio operator's licence.

1 Vehicles eligible for an amateur radio operator licence plate

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Motor homes weighing 3,000 kg or less

2 How to obtain an amateur radio operator licence plate

Requesting a plate from Radio Amateur du Québec

If you hold an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate, you can apply for a licence plate with Radio Amateur du Québec, which will mail it to you.

Going to an SAAQ service outlet

Once you have received your licence plate, you must go to one of our service outlets and present:

  • your driver's licence or another official photo ID document
  • the original or a copy of your Amateur Radio Operator Certificate issued by Industry Canada
  • the new licence plate

3 Costs and payment

Registration fees

To find out the cost to have an amateur radio operator’s vehicle registered, visit the Rates and Fines section.

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.

Last update: May 16, 2022