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