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I'm visiting BC for a few months. Do I need a BC driver's licence?
I have a driver's licence from my home country.

I'm visiting BC for a few months. Do I need a BC driver's licence? - Answer

No. If you’ve just moved to BC from another province or country and have a valid driver’s licence, you usually have to apply for a BC driver’s licence within 90 days. But you don’t have to do this if you’re:

  • A visitor. You can drive in BC for up to six months with a valid driver’s licence from the province or country you moved from.
  • A full-time student in a designated post-secondary school. You must carry your student ID with you when driving.
  • A temporary foreign worker with the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). You can drive for up to 12 months on a valid licence from the province or country you moved from.
Sarah Leamon
Sarah Leamon Law Group
Reviewed January 2021

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