Ontario License Exchange Agreement Countries: A Guide for New Drivers

If you are a new driver in Ontario, you may be wondering if you can exchange your foreign driver`s license for an Ontario license. Fortunately, Ontario has license exchange agreements with several countries around the world. In this article, we will provide you with a guide on Ontario license exchange agreement countries and how to exchange your foreign driver`s license for an Ontario driver`s license.

Ontario License Exchange Agreement Countries

Ontario has license exchange agreements with the following countries:

1. Austria

2. Belgium

3. France

4. Germany

5. Great Britain

6. Isle of Man

7. Japan

8. Republic of Korea

9. Switzerland

10. Taiwan

If you hold a driver`s license from any of these countries, you can exchange it for an Ontario driver`s license. However, you must meet certain requirements before you can exchange your license.

Requirements for Exchanging a Foreign Driver`s License for an Ontario Driver`s License

1. You must be a resident of Ontario and at least 16 years of age.

2. Your foreign driver`s license must be valid and must not be expired.

3. Your foreign driver`s license must be equivalent to an Ontario driver`s license. This means that it must have the same or similar driving privileges as an Ontario driver`s license.

4. You must provide proof of identity, residency and legal presence in Canada.

5. You must pass a vision test and a written test on the rules of the road.

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver`s License for an Ontario Driver`s License

To exchange your foreign driver`s license for an Ontario driver`s license, you need to follow these steps:

1. Visit a ServiceOntario location near you and complete an application for license exchange.

2. Provide your foreign driver`s license and proof of identity, residency and legal presence in Canada.

3. Pass a vision test and a written test on the rules of the road.

4. Pay the applicable fees for the license exchange.

5. Your foreign driver`s license will be returned to you as a receipt and your Ontario driver`s license will be mailed to you within four to six weeks.

Conclusion

If you are a new driver in Ontario, you can exchange your foreign driver`s license for an Ontario driver`s license if you hold a driver`s license from one of the ten countries that have license exchange agreements with Ontario. To exchange your license, you need to meet certain requirements and follow the steps outlined above. Once you have exchanged your license, you can enjoy driving in Ontario.