How do I get an Alberta Driver’s License?
Categories: Drivers License
A regular Alberta Driver’s License is a Class 5 license. You can get an Alberta Driver’s license if you are over 16. and meet the qualifications.
How can I exchange a driver’s license from outside Alberta?
Canadian Driver’s Licenses
If you have a valid driver’s license from another part of Canada, you can exchange it for an equivalent Alberta license without having to write a test or pass a driving exam. However, you will have to show that you have no medical or vision problems that could stop you from driving safely.
United States Driver’s Licenses
If you have a valid driver’s license from the United States, you can generally exchange it if it is a normal license, as above.
Driver’s Licenses from other countries
Some countries have agreements with Alberta to recognize international lisences. If you have a valid license from one of these countries, you can exchange it for an Alberta Class 5 license:
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom (not including Northern Ireland).
To apply for your driver’s license you will have to to prove your identity. You will need to prove your in three ways: who you are, what you have and what you know.
Who you are:
To satisfy this criteria, you must show photo documentation that lists your legal name and your date of birth. At least one of the pieces of identification you choose to fulfill this requirement must prove that you are in Canada legally. This can include a Canadian passport, permanent residence card, or a foreign passport with a valid visa or permit.
Other forms of identification can include a driver’s license from another place, or most forms of government issued photo identification that proves who you are.
What you have:
To satisfy this criteria, you must be able to provide supporting documents proving that other agencies, people or companies have contact with you - and that you live in Alberta. These supporting documents must have at least two data elements, such as your date of birth, your signature or your address.
Supporting documentation can include supporting documentation like a Credit Card (with your signature), bank statements, income tax statements, property tax bill, mortgage bill, etc.
What you know
To satisfy this requirement, you may have to demonstrate that you know your personal details, and have your details checked against any information in the Alberta government’s Motor Vehicles System database.
All your documents must be originals or certified copies. You cannot use a photocopy of a document.
You can learn more about the documentation requirements from the Service Alberta Driver’s License Website.
Where to apply
You can apply for your Alberta Driver’s License at an approved Alberta Registry Agent.
You can find a registry agent here: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/617.cfm