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Old Aug 16th 2004, 2:08 am
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I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license. Can I
convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:14 am
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Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 19:08:

    > I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license. Can I
    > convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?

There is no process to convert a foreign license to a US license.
You would have to take a US driving test, like everybody else.

-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by Bcvancouver1
I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license. Can I
convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
Try contacting the New Hampshire DMV
http://www.nh.gov/safety/dmv/
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Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:36 am
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you can convert a BC (Canada) driver's license in New York, MAssachusetts,
Alaska, and most probably other states. I just don't if that is possible in
New Hampshire.

>Subject: Re: Driver's License
    >From: Joachim Feise [email protected]
    >Date: 8/15/2004 8:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected]>
    >Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 19:08:
    >> I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license. Can I
    >> convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
    >There is no process to convert a foreign license to a US license.
    >You would have to take a US driving test, like everybody else.
    >-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by Bcvancouver1
I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license. Can I
convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
As long as it's a clean license you can, but it depends on the state, but I think you can for NH, just have to pay for it....
unlike Maine...got to take the whole lot, and then they ask you stupid questions in the theory like how many moose road accidents and stuff...so I'm waiting till I move to another state before I embarrass myself *l*
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Old Aug 16th 2004, 5:32 am
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Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 20:36:

    > you can convert a BC (Canada) driver's license in New York, MAssachusetts,
    > Alaska, and most probably other states.

Care to quote the regulations for that?

-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 6:08 am
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You can check at the states DMV website....NH DMV website doesn't have info.

    >Subject: Re: Driver's License
    >From: Joachim Feise [email protected]
    >Date: 8/15/2004 10:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected]>
    >Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 20:36:
    >> you can convert a BC (Canada) driver's license in New York, MAssachusetts,
    >> Alaska, and most probably other states.
    >Care to quote the regulations for that?
    >-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 8:07 am
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Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 23:08:

    > You can check at the states DMV website....NH DMV website doesn't have info.

If the others have info, why don't you post that?
You are the one who claims that it is possible, after all...
As far as I'm concerned, why should DMVs convert a Canadian DL when they don't
convert licenses from European countries, for example? The driving tests in
Europe are much more stringent than in the US.

-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 12:06 pm
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bobz wrote:

    >>I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license.
    >>Can I
    >>convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
    >
    >
    > As long as it's a clean license you can, but it depends on the state,
    > but I think you can for NH, just have to pay for it....
    > unlike Maine...got to take the whole lot, and then they ask you stupid
    > questions in the theory like how many moose road accidents and
    > stuff...so I'm waiting till I move to another state before I embarrass
    > myself *l*
    >

Remember, he has a LEARNER's permit.
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 12:24 pm
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Joachim Feise wrote:

    > Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 23:08:
    >
    >
    >>You can check at the states DMV website....NH DMV website doesn't have info.
    >
    >
    > If the others have info, why don't you post that?
    > You are the one who claims that it is possible, after all...
    > As far as I'm concerned, why should DMVs convert a Canadian DL when they don't
    > convert licenses from European countries, for example? The driving tests in
    > Europe are much more stringent than in the US.
    >
    > -Joe


Joe, there is a treaty called the North American Drivers Licence
Compact, to which *most* states and provinces are signatories.

This permits the exchange of full drivers licences with minimum
formality after certain minimum requirements are met, such as time held
if it's a graduated licence scheme like Ontario uses, and eye tests etc.

Colorado, for example, accepts a full Canadian license with an eye test
only.

Ontario, for example, accepts a full US drivers licence if the licence
history shows that you've held a full US licence for at least 3 years.

The NH web site does have all the information you need ... Check out the
Non-US Citizen link and the link for the law ...

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c1000.html

Then look for Saf-C 1003.03 and Saf-C 1003.04

If they believe that the tests you took to get a BC novice licence meet
those required to get the NH licence, then you only have to take the
vision test, otherwise, you have to take a road and or written test.

It's all there in gov't speak.
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 2:51 pm
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Stuart Brook disagrees with itself....in the Canadian newsgroup he readily
declared it's not possible to convert BC license to NH, now he's saying it's
possible. You guys be the judge what kind of poster this man or woman is.

    >Subject: Re: Driver's License
    >From: Stuart Brook [email protected]lid
    >Date: 8/16/2004 5:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected] ble.rogers.com>
    >Joachim Feise wrote:
    >> Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 23:08:
    >>
    >>
    >>>You can check at the states DMV website....NH DMV website doesn't have
    >info.
    >>
    >>
    >> If the others have info, why don't you post that?
    >> You are the one who claims that it is possible, after all...
    >> As far as I'm concerned, why should DMVs convert a Canadian DL when they
    >don't
    >> convert licenses from European countries, for example? The driving tests in
    >> Europe are much more stringent than in the US.
    >>
    >> -Joe
    >Joe, there is a treaty called the North American Drivers Licence
    >Compact, to which *most* states and provinces are signatories.
    >This permits the exchange of full drivers licences with minimum
    >formality after certain minimum requirements are met, such as time held
    >if it's a graduated licence scheme like Ontario uses, and eye tests etc.
    >Colorado, for example, accepts a full Canadian license with an eye test
    >only.
    >Ontario, for example, accepts a full US drivers licence if the licence
    >history shows that you've held a full US licence for at least 3 years.
    >The NH web site does have all the information you need ... Check out the
    >Non-US Citizen link and the link for the law ...
    >http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c1000.html
    >Then look for Saf-C 1003.03 and Saf-C 1003.04
    >If they believe that the tests you took to get a BC novice licence meet
    >those required to get the NH licence, then you only have to take the
    >vision test, otherwise, you have to take a road and or written test.
    >It's all there in gov't speak.
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:17 pm
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Novice Permit is not the same as Learner's permit. I said I have a novice
permit. Stop trolling Stuart Brook.

    >Subject: Re: Driver's License
    >From: Stuart Brook [email protected]lid
    >Date: 8/16/2004 5:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time
    >Message-id: <[email protected] e.rogers.com>
    >bobz wrote:
    >>>I got a Class 7 Novice British Columbia (Canada) driver's license.
    >>>Can I
    >>>convert it to a New Hampshire (USA) driver's license?
    >>
    >>
    >> As long as it's a clean license you can, but it depends on the state,
    >> but I think you can for NH, just have to pay for it....
    >> unlike Maine...got to take the whole lot, and then they ask you stupid
    >> questions in the theory like how many moose road accidents and
    >> stuff...so I'm waiting till I move to another state before I embarrass
    >> myself *l*
    >>
    >Remember, he has a LEARNER's permit.
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:21 pm
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Stuart Brook wrote on 8/16/2004 5:24:
    >
    > Joe, there is a treaty called the North American Drivers Licence
    > Compact, to which *most* states and provinces are signatories.

Thanks, that was all I wanted to know.

-Joe
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:29 pm
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Bcvancouver1 wrote:
    > Stuart Brook disagrees with itself....in the Canadian newsgroup he readily
    > declared it's not possible to convert BC license to NH, now he's saying it's
    > possible. You guys be the judge what kind of poster this man or woman is.
    >
    >
    >>Subject: Re: Driver's License
    >>From: Stuart Brook [email protected]lid
    >>Date: 8/16/2004 5:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time
    >>Message-id: <[email protected] ble.rogers.com>
    >>Joachim Feise wrote:
    >>>Bcvancouver1 wrote on 8/15/2004 23:08:
    >>>>You can check at the states DMV website....NH DMV website doesn't have
    >>info.
    >>>If the others have info, why don't you post that?
    >>>You are the one who claims that it is possible, after all...
    >>>As far as I'm concerned, why should DMVs convert a Canadian DL when they
    >>don't
    >>>convert licenses from European countries, for example? The driving tests in
    >>>Europe are much more stringent than in the US.
    >>>-Joe
    >>Joe, there is a treaty called the North American Drivers Licence
    >>Compact, to which *most* states and provinces are signatories.
    >>This permits the exchange of full drivers licences with minimum
    >>formality after certain minimum requirements are met, such as time held
    >>if it's a graduated licence scheme like Ontario uses, and eye tests etc.
    >>Colorado, for example, accepts a full Canadian license with an eye test
    >>only.
    >>Ontario, for example, accepts a full US drivers licence if the licence
    >>history shows that you've held a full US licence for at least 3 years.
    >>The NH web site does have all the information you need ... Check out the
    >>Non-US Citizen link and the link for the law ...
    >>http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/saf-c1000.html
    >>Then look for Saf-C 1003.03 and Saf-C 1003.04
    >>If they believe that the tests you took to get a BC novice licence meet
    >>those required to get the NH licence, then you only have to take the
    >>vision test, otherwise, you have to take a road and or written test.
    >>It's all there in gov't speak.
    >
    >
    >


You asked about a NOVICE license. I understood a NOVICE license to NOT
mean a FULL licence, and a review of the ICBC web site reveals this to
be the case.

Therefore, based on a reading of the NH web site, I would be quite
satisfied that it is most unlikely that NH would accept that as a transfer.

It has been my experience that only FULL licences are transferrable
between Canada and the US. Intermediate Licenses such as BC's novice
licence Or Ontario's G2 are not exchangeable for a FULL licence.

There is nothing contradictory about what I have posted.

You asked for information. In the Canadian newsgroup, I gave it to you
in a simple form, and you confused me with the fool S B who has been
posing as me for ages. Here, since there was follow up by others, I did
a bit more research for you, and still provide you with bad news, and
you, being clearly an ingrate, shoot the messenger instead of closely
examining the evidence provided.
 
Old Aug 16th 2004, 3:39 pm
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Bcvancouver1 wrote:

    > Novice Permit is not the same as Learner's permit. I said I have a novice
    > permit. Stop trolling Stuart Brook.

I do stand corrected as I stated in another post. I did some research
for you, and you shoot the messenger.

I'm not trolling ... you're the beligerant individual who doesn't like
the answer having not been able to find it himself. Clearly you belong
to the "Don't like the answer - shoot the messenger" camp.

Good luck with the NH DMV ... they are not known for being very
co-operative (MA is only just worse) ... so, with your attitude, you
could have an interesting time, unless you get down off your high horse.
 

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