A Drivers License Translation not only provides proof that a person is eligible to drive but also in Canada, since a driver’s license lists the name, address, date of birth and height of the bearer, it is one of the most commonly used identity cards. Each Province in Canada has different Drivers Licensing Programs, which means that it may take up to three years to acquire a full Driver’s License.
If you have a Drivers License from your country of origin, you may be eligible for exemption from the GDL program. Check to see whether your country has a reciprocal agreement with Alberta or not, since the procedure is different depending on the situation. When applying for the exemption, all documents submitted must be in English, including the Driver’s License and if they are not, they must be accompanied by a Certified Translation done by a Certified Translator.
Students that are studying in Alberta are able to carry a translation of their Driver’s License with them without surrendering the licence to the Registry. This is part of the Motor Vehicle Policy for the province of Alberta. Please contact any Registry or Service Alberta for policy confirmation.
Note: If you have a Japanese driver’s license, however, it must be accompanied by an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) otherwise you will need to get a translation of the driver’s license from the Consulate General of Japan.
Only an ICBC-approved Translator or a Consulate located in B.C. can translate Drivers Licenses or other documents such as your driving record if it is in another language.
Drivers License Translation in Canada
Red Deer, AB
St. Albert, AB
Medicine Hat, AB
Grand Prarie, AB
Prince Albert, SK
Moose Jaw, SK
Why Use Our Services
At Languages in Motion, we have passion for what we do and we believe in providing high quality services and customer satisfaction at all times. Our company’s success has been built on having deep knowledge and experience in each industry that we serve.
Language translation and interpretation are highly specialized services that require proper training to obtain the professional quality expected in the industry. We are very much aware of the risks associated with using untrained translators and interpreters including the high probability of the message getting changed in the translation. Click here to view a Case Study from the University of Minnesota showing that being bilingual isn’t enough.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we use very highly trained translators and interpreters and we work exclusively with Certified Translators (except in languages where there are no certified translators) and Professional Interpreters. ALL of our Certified Translators are certified by a provincial or national certifying body in Canada. This means that documents translated by LiM are accepted Canada-wide without the need for notarization, a Commissioner for Oaths, or an affidavit because they are certified translations done by Certified Translators.
WARNING: If you receive a translation without the translator’s name on it, a Translator’s Number, or if you see a Commissioner for Oaths has stamped the document, it was probably not done by a Certified Translator.
Save Time Online
One of the benefits of working with Languages in Motion is that you can scan and upload your Drivers License online. You can choose from three different types of secure delivery services:
- Express Service (1-2 business days or 24-48 hours)
- Regular Service (3-4 business days)
- Economy (5-9 business days)
Delivery fees are included in the price so you can either have the document delivered to any address in Canada by FedEx or Canada Post or you can pick it up at our office.
What LiM needs from you:
Please provide an original, high definition scan or a certified true copy of the Drivers License or documents. This ensures that the important details such as the country and state/province of origin, signature, class of license, date issued, date of birth etc. can be clearly seen and the translation can proceed without any problems. If you choose to scan and send your Drivers License or document online, please make sure that all information on the document is clearly visible. If the document is in a language with non-English Characters such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese or Hindi, for example, please include the correct English spelling of all of the names in the document(s).