Ontario Driver'S License Format

11/26/2021by admin
Apply in Person: You have to come to one of the offices listed above to apply for a Driver's Licence, because a photo must be taken for the licence. For information on Identification Requirements, please visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles website.
Under certain circumstances you can get a licence with no photo on it. For more information, contact the Department (see Where can you get. . .., above).

The driver’s handbook contains all the information about learning to drive in Ontario roads; the road rules, safe driving practices, and how to get a driving license. It’s thus essential you go through it thoroughly before undertaking the Ontario G1 permit exam. The driver’s licence from the other province or state is surrendered if possible. An “Application for Driver’s Licence” is completed. They are 16 years of age (with parental consent to 18 years) or over. The application fee is paid. The last 6 digits of a drivers license are the y-ymmdd of your birthday. The mm of a female licence is 50 higher. So a man born on jan. 1 is 0101 a female is 5101. The first letter of a drivers licence is the same as the first letter of your last name. The year month and date of birth are under the photo. Obtaining a Driver's Licence. Just choose the vehicle you want to drive, and we'll take care of explaining everything else. Follow the steps to obtain a licence; Driver's Licence Renewal and Fee Payment. Every year, we send you a driver's licence renewal notice that provides various information, including the payment due date. Renew a licence. So the Ontario Driver's License number is encoded in the following method: LXXXX-FFFMY-YMMDD, where. L is the first letter of your last name. XXXX is a numeric encoding of the last name (same methodology as Quebec and New Jersey).

Form: An Application for Driver Licence form can be picked up at the office when you come in to apply.

Groups: People who want to apply for a regular Nova Scotia Driver's Licence fall into one of four groups:
(1) new drivers;
(2) drivers who used to have a Nova Scotia Driver's Licence but don't now; and
(3) visitors and newcomers with an out-of-province, out-of-country driver's licence.
Each of these is explained separately below.

1) GROUP ONE -- New drivers: (someone who never had any kind of Driver's Licence before). In Nova Scotia, all new drivers have to proceed through the Graduated Driver Licensing system before they can get a regular Driver's Licence. This includes anyone already in the Learner Licence, Newly Licensed Driver, or Restricted Individual stages of Graduated Driver Licensing. [This process is explained in the section on the Graduated Driver Licence System.] They start by getting a Learner's Licence.

2) GROUP TWO -- People who used to have a regular Nova Scotia Driver's Licence, but don't now:
These drivers fall into one of two situations:
(a) Situation # 1: your Nova Scotia Driver's Licence has expired -- but it expired less than 5 years ago. In that case, you can renew your Driver's Licence without taking the written test or a road test (Driving Examination). There is no waiting period.

(b) Situation # 2: Your Nova Scotia Driver's Licence expired more than 5 years ago. In that case, when you apply for a new Driver's Licence, you will be required to purchase a knowledge test receipt and road test receipt and successfully complete vision, signs, rules and road tests. For a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 Driver’s Licence, you must provide a satisfactory medical.

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[For more information on the vision test, and the tests on Road Signs and Traffic Safety rules, click here.)

You can book an appointment for this road test as soon as you feel ready to take it.

For information on what you have to do to pass this road test, see the Nova Scotia Driver's Handbook.

For information on exactly what you have to do to set up a road test, see Newly Licenced Driver's Licence, Additional Information (F).

As soon as you pass the road test, you can get your Driver's Licence. All conditions associated with the licence shall be re-established.

3) GROUP THREE -- Visitors and Newcomers:
Visitors: If you are a visitor to Nova Scotia and (a) you are at least 16, and (b) you already have a valid driver's licence from another part of Canada (or from another country), you can drive in Nova Scotia for up to 90 days without getting a Nova Scotia Driver's Licence. After that, you need a Nova Scotia licence.

New residents: You need to get a Nova Scotia driver's licence within 90 days of becoming a resident. You are considered to be a resident if: (a) you are attending school or college here; or (b) you live here and your children attend school here; or (c) you are employed here for more than 30 days in any given year; or (d) you live here for more than 90 days in any given year.

Canada and United States: People who have a valid regular Driver's Licence from Canada or the United States can usually exchange their licence for a Nova Scotia Driver's Licence, and they do not have to take a road test (Driving Examination). This applies to Class 5 licences (see classes of licences at the start of this section).

To get a Nova Scotia driver's licence, if you're from another Canadian province or the United States, you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age,
  • disclose all medical conditions or physical disabilities that may affect your ability to safely drive a motor vehicle,
  • surrender your driver's license at the time of exchange, and
  • pay normal fees for the issuance of a licence.
For information on the rules covering other classes of driver's licences, contact the Department (see Where can you get. . ..., above).

If your licence is from New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island, and it is not due to expire within the next 6 months, you can exchange it for a Nova Scotia Driver's Licence, at no fee. While the exchange of the licence is free, there is a photo administration fee of $11.90.

If you are attending school as a full time student, you may exchange your out of province/country licence for a Nova Scotia driver’s licence for a fee of $25.10. The expiry on your Nova Scotia licence will be the same as the expiry on your licence being exchanged (up to five years). You will be required to provide proof that you are a full time student (i.e. a signed letter from an educational institution stating you are a full-time student).

Other Countries with a Reciprocal Driver's License Exchange Agreement with Nova Scotia:Austria: Regular Class 5 driver's licence.
Belgium: Regular Class 5 or Class 6 driver's licence
Germany: Regular Class 5 driver's Licence.
Isle of Man: Regular Class 5 or Class 6 driver's licence.
South Korea: Regular Class 5 or Class 6 driver's licence.
Taiwan: Regular Class 5 driver's Licence.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Regular Class 5 or Class 6 driver's licence.

To get a Nova Scotia driver's licence, if you're from a country with a reciprocal license exchange agreement, you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age,
  • take a vision screening test,
  • disclose all medical conditions or physical disabilities that may affect your ability to safely drive a motor vehicle,
  • provide an English translation of your license (if licence being exchanged is not in English or French).
  • surrender your driver's license at the time of exchange, and
  • pay normal fees for the issuance of a licence.

Depending on the licence class from your originating jurisdiction or how long you have held your licence, you may be required to enter the Graduated Driver Licensing system.

Other Foreign Countries: People who have a valid driver’s licence from other foreign countries will be required to purchase a knowledge test receipt and road test receipt and successfully complete vision, signs, rules and road tests. See How to obtain a Regular Class 5 Driver's Licence for additional information. For a Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 Driver’s Licence, you must provide a satisfactory medical.

[For more information on the vision test, and the tests on Road Signs and Traffic Safety rules, click here.]

You can book an appointment for this road test as soon as you feel ready to take it.

For information on what you have to do to pass this road test, see the Nova Scotia Driver's Handbook.

For information on exactly what you have to do to set up a road test, see Newly Licenced Driver's Licence, Additional Information (F).

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As soon as you pass the road test, you can get your Driver's Licence.

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Depending how long you have held your foreign licence, you may be required to enter the Graduated Driver Licensing system.

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