Drivers License

Drivers LicenseRenewing Alberta Drivers License

  • Bring in your Alberta Drivers license and a second piece of ID, if the license is lost you must provide two pieces of ID.

Acceptable ID:

  • Second piece of ID. E.g. Alberta Health Card, Social Insurance Card, Passport, Baptismal Certificate, Birth Certificate.

*Expired ID is not acceptable

Changing Alberta Drivers License Address/Issuing and Duplicate Drivers License

  • Bring in your Alberta Drivers license and a second piece of ID.

Acceptable ID:

  • Second piece of ID. E.g. Alberta Health Card, Social Insurance Card, Passport, Baptismal Certificate, Birth Certificate.

Expired ID is not acceptable

Reclassification of a Drivers License

  • Bring in your Alberta Drivers License, second piece of ID, and the passed test permits. E.g. Class 5 basic and advanced, Class 6,4,3,2,1(both knowledge and road test)

Acceptable ID:

  • Second piece of ID. E.g. Alberta Health Card, Social Insurance Card, Passport, Baptismal Certificate, Birth Certificate

*Expired ID is not acceptable

Out of Province Drivers License-Canadian

If you are a new resident of Alberta you must exchange your drivers license into an Alberta drivers license within 90 days. When you come into the office to exchange your driver’s license you must bring:

  • Your Canadian Drivers license. If you have lost the drivers license you must contact that province and get a confirmation letter.
  • Legal Entitlement to be in Canada E.g. Passport, Birth Certificate, Indian Status Card, Permanent Resident, or Canadian Citizenship.
  • Proof of your Alberta Address E.g. rental agreement, cell phone bill, utility bill, or credit/debit statement.

*Expired ID is not acceptable

Out of Province Drivers License-USA

If you are a new resident of Alberta you must exchange your drivers license into an Alberta drivers license within 90 days. When you come into the office to exchange your driver’s license you must bring:

  • Your U.S.A license. If you have lost the drivers license you must contact that province and get a confirmation letter.
  • Legal Entitlement to be in Canada E.g. Passport, Birth Certificate, Indian Status Card, Permanent Resident, or Canadian Citizenship.
  • Proof of original issue date required minimum 2 years to be GDL exempt.
  • Confirmation letter of driver record.

*Expired ID is not acceptable

Out of Country Drivers license –Reciprocal

France, United Kingdom (excluding Ireland), Belgium, Austria, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Germany

If you are a new resident of Alberta you must change your drivers license into an Alberta drivers license with 90 days. When you come into the office to switch over your drivers license you must bring:

  • You’re Out of Country license. If you have lost your out of country drivers license we will need you to contact that country and get a letter of authorization as well as you must complete a statutory declaration.
  • Legal Entitlement to be in Canada. E.g. Birth Certificate, Passport, Citizenship, Permanent Resident, Work Permit, or Study Permit.
  • Proof of your Alberta Address. E.g. rental agreement, cell phone bill, utility bill, or credit/debit statement.

*Expired ID is not acceptable

Austria

  • must surrender their valid Austrian Class B operator’s license. When the Austrian operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation by a certified translator of the contents of the Austrian operators license.

Belgium

  • must surrender their valid Belgium Class B operator’s license. When the Belgium operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation of the contents of the Belgium operator’s license.

France

  • must surrender a valid Class B operator’s license issued by France or issued by the Republique of Francaise.  When the France operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation of the contents of the France operator’s license.

Germany

  • must surrender their valid German Class B, BE, C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E operator’s license.  When the German operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation of the contents of the German operator’s license.

Japan

  • must surrender their valid Japanese operator’s license. When the Japanese operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation of the contents of the Japanese operator’s license provided by the Consulate General of Japan.

Republic of Korea

  • must surrender their valid Korean Class 2 Ordinary or Korean Class 1 operator’s license. When the Korean operator’s license is not in English, the client must also present a translation of the contents of the Korean operator’s license.

Switzerland

  • must surrender their valid Swiss Class A or A1 operator’s license. must surrender their valid Swiss Class B, C, C1, D, D1 or D2 operator’s license.

United Kingdom

  • must surrender all parts of their valid UK Class B or Group A operator’s license (if issued before April 1,1990).
  • Effective July 1998, UK operator’s licenses became a 2 part document.

Out of Country Non-Reciprocal Drivers License

When applying for an Alberta Operator’s License, drivers from other jurisdictions are required to submit your documentation so that previous driving experience can be verified. A new policy allows drivers from other countries to receive credit for previous driving experience when document validation is not possible.  For more information please refer to the link: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/1671.cfm

If your license is from one of the following countries please refer to:
http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/pdf/mv/MASTER_GDL_UG_2010AUG05.pdf

  • Australia
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Congo
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Rwanda
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates