Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

When in a large country like Canada, you would most probably like to drive here and there. However, do know that you would require a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance to drive a car in the Great White North.

Here is some related information for:

  • Visitors

If you are from outside of Canada and visiting Nova Scotia, you will require a valid driving license from your home country. With this document, you can easily drive here as a visitor for up to three months or 90 days.

  • Students

If you are a student from outside of Canada and studying here in Nova Scotia, you will require a valid driving license from your home country. With this document, you can easily drive here as a student for up to three months or 90 days.

Do note that you will have to exchange your driving license for a Nova Scotia one.

  • Residents

All new residents of Nova Scotia have to change their home country’s permit to a Class 5 license. This change must happen within 90 days of your taking residence.

  • If your permit is from the following countries/territories:

 

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Isle of Man
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United States

You can exchange it for either aNova Scotia Class 5or Class 6 (depending on the country) driver’s license.

  • However, in case your country is not on this list of countries, you will have to take afull driver’s license examination. This comprises three tests -knowledge, vision,and road.

You will have to surrender your home country license when you apply for a Nova Scotia license.
You can visit theGovernmentof Nova Scotia website if you seek further information.

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