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Old Aug 6th 2007, 11:58 pm
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Does anyone know if an international drivers licence is needed for British Columbia with a UK licence?

I think you can drive for a year in BC with your UK licence or international?

The ICBC website is ok but still not 100% clear.

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Old Aug 7th 2007, 1:54 am
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Er don't think so. You can drive on a UK licence for three months before you have to have taken a BC driving test if you are are permanent resident. If you're a tourist you can drive for six months.
My understanding is that international licences are merely a translation of the UK one, and you still have to take your BC test.
No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong...
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MKMurrays~ is correct.

you may get a international licence that is for a year..however..the BC requirement is as he has stated. there are a lot of threads on here about licencing in BC.

quite a few of us have just been through the driving tests etc...as we are Permanent Residents. If you are here as a visitor then you are allowed to drive on your licence as stated above for 6mths. You do not need to get an international licence to drive here!

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Thanks for your help guys!

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It isn't just PR who can only drive on a UK license for 3 months. The same rules apply for those on WP who have yet to get their PR!!
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Originally Posted by live to ski
It isn't just PR who can only drive on a UK license for 3 months. The same rules apply for those on WP who have yet to get their PR!!
yes! good point..isnt' my area so i have no clue about Work Permits etc....
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Can you hear the bitterness in my voice / typing about not having PR???
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Can you hear the bitterness in my voice / typing about not having PR???
err umm no i didnt' ..but i do now..sorry! hope it comes for you sooner rather than later!
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