Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Canada

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Sep 12th 2017, 5:08 pm   #1
Just Joined
 
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 1
jishere is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Exchanging driving licence

I was in BC earlier this year for a vacation and managed to get a speeding ticket. i gave the cop my uk licence for the ticket and as far as i'm aware there isn't an exchange agreement in place with the uk, so it won't affect my clean uk licence.

Im planning to move to Ontario within the next couple of years for work but if i exchange my licence in Ontario will my BC speeding ticket show up? Or would it be better just to take the test in that province and get a clean licence?
jishere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 am   #2
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 820
Vulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond reputeVulcanoid has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Exchanging driving licence

Quote:
Originally Posted by jishere View Post
I was in BC earlier this year for a vacation and managed to get a speeding ticket. i gave the cop my uk licence for the ticket and as far as i'm aware there isn't an exchange agreement in place with the uk, so it won't affect my clean uk licence.

Im planning to move to Ontario within the next couple of years for work but if i exchange my licence in Ontario will my BC speeding ticket show up? Or would it be better just to take the test in that province and get a clean licence?
Whether your ticket will show up is irrelevant. You must exchange your licence if you move to Ontario, and will not be eligible to start from scratch.

This is basically to avoid people fraudulently spreading tickets/driving prohibitions across licences.
__________________
IEC 2014/15, CL PR 5/12/16-2/5/17
Vulcanoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13th 2017, 4:58 pm   #3
Premium Member
 
Aviator's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: CYXX
Posts: 12,113
Aviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond reputeAviator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Exchanging driving licence

Quote:
Originally Posted by jishere View Post
I was in BC earlier this year for a vacation and managed to get a speeding ticket. i gave the cop my uk licence for the ticket and as far as i'm aware there isn't an exchange agreement in place with the uk, so it won't affect my clean uk licence.

Im planning to move to Ontario within the next couple of years for work but if i exchange my licence in Ontario will my BC speeding ticket show up? Or would it be better just to take the test in that province and get a clean licence?
Is your UK license your only license?

When you take out insurance, one of the questions is if you have had any traffic violations in the last 5 years. Lie and the insurance is invalid, will they find out? Depends how serious any incident is and how big the claim may be. Is it worth the risk?

Taking out a license, one of the questions is whether you have held a drivers license in any other jurisdiction. Not telling the truth could be a really bad idea.

Not relevant to a UK license, but worth a read.
Reciprocal Agreements: Between Canadian Provinces/Territories and U.S. States | Fight Your Tickets
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14th 2017, 6:00 am   #4
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
MatteoHV is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Exchanging driving licence

Well is not true.
When you exchange your driving licence, there is an agreement with UK for the driver license. You show it within 3 months (is mandatory if you are for more than 6 months) and they will exchange it for a small fee and it takes up to 15 days. They check if your card is valid etc. your name is in the police records, so it may be that once you change your driving license your name may pop up. and the insurance look for this.
MatteoHV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Canada


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:40 pm.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com