Registering a Vehicle

Veteran’s Licence Plate


Veterans can request a commemorative licence plate for their vehicles.

Licence plate adorned with a poppy, the faces of two soldiers in profile, one a man and the other a woman, a poppy field, and the word “vétérans”.

The commemorative licence plate is offered exclusively to veterans who request one from the Royal Canadian Legion - Québec Command for a vehicle that is already registered.

The design of the veteran’s licence plate changed on April 12, 2019. As with veteran’s plates offered in other Canadian provinces and the Yukon, the new plate’s design aims to draw greater attention to the fact that the driver is a veteran.

Useful information
  • A veteran's licence plate cannot be transferred, even if the vehicle is given to someone else.
  • The registration certificate for a veteran's licence plate is always issued to an individual, never a business.

Vehicles eligible for a veteran’s licence plate

Veterans can request a commemorative licence plate for the following vehicles:

  • a passenger vehicleA motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, a moped and a minibus. This vehicle must be owned by a natural person, carry up to 9 occupants (where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec), and be used mainly for personal purposes.
  • an electric passenger vehicle
  • a motorcycle, moped or motorized scooter
  • an electric motorcycle or an electric moped or motorized scooter
  • a motor homeA motor vehicle permanently converted into living quarters. weighing 3,000 kg or less

Vehicles not eligible for a veteran’s licence plate

The following vehicles are not eligible for a veteran’s licence plate:

  • commercial vehicles and special use vehicles (F licence plates)
  • trailers, camping trailers and tent trailers (R licence plates)
  • buses and minibuses (A licence plates)
  • off-road vehicles (V licence plates)
  • all-terrain vehicles (V licence plates)
  • amateur radio operator vehicles (VA2 or VE2 licence plates)
  • vehicles with restricted-area use, such as tractors and other farm vehicles (C licence plates)
  • taxis (T licence plates)
  • heavy vehicles (L licence plates)
  • passenger vehicles used by members of a consular corps or a foreign delegation (CC licence plates)
  • passenger vehicles used by members of a diplomatic corps or the International Civil Aviation Organization (CD licence plates)
  • passenger vehicles with restricted-area use or used in a locality not linked to the Québec road network (C licence plates)
  • vehicles with a dealer plate (X licence plates)

To obtain a veteran’s licence plate

Filing an application with the royal canadian legion - Québec Command

You must complete the Application for Veteran's Licence Plate Eligibility Certification (PDF, 230 KB) form.

You must submit the form to the Royal Canadian Legion - Québec Command and pay the required processing fees.

Application processing

The Royal Canadian Legion - Québec Command assesses your eligibility.

Licence plate delivery

If the Royal Canadian Legion - Québec Command certifies your eligibility, we will mail you a veteran's licence plate and your new registration certificate.

Please note that your vehicle's annual cost of registration will not be affected.

Do you already have a commemorative licence plate and wish to receive one with the new design?

If you already have one or more commemorative licence plates, a letter with a form printed on the back will be mailed to you during the week of April 29, 2019. Simply fill out the form and mail it to us in the return envelope provided. You will receive the requested licence plate(s) 3 to 6 weeks after you mail the form.

If you haven’t received a letter by May 3, 2019, please call us at 1-800-361-7620 so that we can take care of ordering the new plate(s) for you.

Note that veterans who do not currently have a veteran’s licence plate and who file an application for the first time with the Royal Canadian Legion will automatically receive a licence plate with the new design.