Passenger vehicles and motorcycles:
Most drivers from the United States can get a B.C. driver's licence right away.
To be eligible, you must meet our licensing requirements.
If you need a commercial driver's licence, please contact us.
To apply for a B.C. driver's licence for a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, go to any driver licensing office in B.C.
When you come in, be sure to bring
Important: Drivers from 14 states must bring their driving record, too.
You must switch to a B.C. driver's licence within 90 days of moving here. During this time, you can keep driving with your existing licence.
To be eligible for a full-privilege B.C. driver's licence, you must have held a driver's licence (not a learner's) for at least two years.
If you cannot provide proof of two years' driving experience, you can still get a B.C. licence. However, you will have to go through our graduated licensing program.
When you apply to ICBC for a B.C. licence, you may need to provide us with your driving record.
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Important: Your driving record must be an original, issued by the licensing authority in your state. A fax or letter from an agent or a printout/download from the internet is not acceptable.
To get your driving record, contact the licensing authority in your state before coming to B.C. (In some states, you must go in person to request your record.)
If your licence, driving record and ID are in a language other than English, they have to be translated by an ICBC-approved translator. (PDF)
The fees and services vary for each translator—please contact them for more information.
Before we can issue a driver's licence, any outstanding fines and debts to ICBC or the province of B.C. must be paid.
Visit any driver licensing office in B.C., or call: