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Veteran’s Licence Plate

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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.

Useful information
  • A veteran's licence plate cannot be transferred, even if the vehicle is given to someone else.
  • A veteran’s licence plate cannot be personalized.
  • 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

Certain vehicles are not eligible for a veteran’s licence plate for one or more of the following reasons:

  • the character combination on a licence plate for this type of vehicle features 7 characters, which would not allow for the distinctive background of the veteran’s licence plate to be visible
  • this type of vehicle is not owned by an individual
  • the character combination on a licence plate for this type of vehicle includes a character sequence indicating that the vehicle serves a special purpose (e.g. amateur radio operator vehicle)

To see the various licence plate designs, visit the Categories of Licence Plates webpage.

Vehicles that 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, 337 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.