Driver & Vehicle
We offer complete Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration Services.
Drivers Licensing and Alberta Non-Driver Identification
We offer complete testing, both knowledge and road tests for all classes of licenses. Knowledge tests do not require an appointment and may be written from 8:30 am until 1/2 hour before closing. Road tests can be booked online at myAlberta.ca.
Identification and Residency.
In order to obtain an Alberta License or Non-Driver Identification card you will be required to prove your identity, your legal status in Canada and proof of residency in Alberta.
Renewing your current Alberta License.
You will need to visit our office to renew your license. Please bring your current license with you. If your license is already expired (less than 6 months), you must bring a supporting piece of Identification with you being either your Birth Certificate, or Passport if Canadian born or your immigration document. If you are a professional class 1, 2 or 4 driver and have a medical condition, a driver’s medical will also be required. If you are unsure as to whether or not you require a medical, please call or visit our office and we can let you know.
If your license has been expired for more than 6 months you will be required to prove that you are a resident of Alberta. Proof of residency can be in many forms including, but not limited to, the following:
– Mortgage or residential tenancy agreement
– Bank statements and utility bills that have been mailed to your Alberta address within the last 90 days
– Letter of employment within 15 days of application
For more details please call or visit our office.
Out of Province Drivers.
If you hold a Drivers Licence from any other province or territory in Canada, you can exchange it for a license of the same class in Alberta. You are required to obtain your Alberta Drivers license within 90 days of becoming a resident of Alberta. You will be required to surrender your old license, present a second piece of supporting identification and prove residency in Alberta and legal presence in Canada. Proof of residency can be in many forms, including but not limited to the following: Mortgage or residential tenancy agreement. Bank statements and utility bills that have been mailed to your Alberta address within the last 90 days. Letter of employment within 15 days of application. Proof of legal presence can be a Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport or other current Immigration document. For more details please call or visit our office.
Out of Country Drivers.
If you are new to Alberta and have been licensed in another country, you will be required to relinquish your home country’s Drivers license in order to be issued an Alberta license. Alberta has reciprocal licensing agreements with the United States, the UK and several other countries that will allow you to exchange your license for an Alberta license. To find out if your country has a reciprocal Drivers Licensing agreement with Alberta, please visit our office. You will be required to provide proof of your identity, your legal status in Canada and proof of residency in Alberta.
Please visit our office and our staff will be happy to look at your documents and help you to ascertain what is required in order to get you driving in Alberta!
Motor Vehicle Registration
To register any motor vehicle in Alberta you will be required to provide proper Identification and proof of ownership of the the vehicle you wish to register.
You do not have to be a licensed driver in Alberta to own and register a vehicle. If you are a minor (Under 18) you will also require parental consent.
You will also have to provide proof of valid insurance for the vehicle being registered.
Please note that if there is more than one name on the ownership document (Bill of Sale etc) that signatures will be required from all parties listed and all parties must be listed on the proof of Insurance.
To register a brand new vehicle purchased in Alberta you will need to provide the following documentation.
Bill of Sale. Must have the vehicle details including VIN number, Purchaser’s information, and authorized signatures of both the dealership and the purchaser. The Bill of Sale must be original or carbon copy. Photo copies and scanned images are not acceptable. If an original is not available, we are able to accept a faxed copy as long as it is faxed directly from the dealership.
New Vehicle Information Statement (NVIS). The original NVIS will be provided to you by the dealer and will be required for registration purposes. We must have the original, photocopied or faxed copies are not acceptable.
If a NVIS is not available a copy of the factory invoice can be used in it’s place. The factory invoice must be accompanied by a letter from the dealership explaining why the original NVIS is not available.
Proof of Insurance.
If you have purchased a used vehicle that is currently registered in Alberta you will require the following:
Bill of Sale with accurate vehicle information and details and signatures of the buyer and seller. Must be the original document.
Proof of Insurance for the vehicle being registered.
Out of Province Vehicles
If you have purchased a vehicle in another province and are going to register it in Alberta it will require an inspection prior to registration.
You will need to visit our office with your ownership documents (Bill of Sale or your current registration from the other province) and we will set the vehicle up in the Alberta system and provide you with the required Out Of Province Inspection request form. Once you have this form you can have the vehicle inspected at any license inspection facility. Once inspected the inspection form is only good for 14 days. Please be sure to bring the form to our office within the 14 days period and we can update the status of the vehicle.
Cancelling Your Alberta Registration after you have left Alberta
If you have left Alberta, you may be able to obtain a refund for the unused portion of your Alberta Registration. The Alberta Government retains $10.50 and the balance is returned to you by cheque.
Mail or fax a completed Registration Cancellation or License Plate/Cab Card Status Declaration (see link below for the form) or a written request containing the following elements directly to our office :
- Name of Owner(s)
- Current Address
- Daytime telephone number
- Identifcation type and number
- License plate number. If not returning the plate, you must declare what has happened to the plate.
- Signature of all registered owners
- A copy of your registration from your new jurisdiction.
- Payment of $7.35 per requested cancellation. (Registry agent fee, not included in the Government fee of $10.50)
- Do not send trailer plates back as they are a life time registration and no refund will be made.
Driver Abstract Request Form : Request For Personal Information Form REG3394.pdf
Driver Abstract Consent Form REG3387: Required if a person is outside Alberta and wants to authorize someone else to pick up the abstract
Authorization for Vehicle Services Form REG0169 required for :
- New Plate (First Time Registration)
- Renew Registration
- Plate Transfer or Exchange
- Duplicate Registration
- Tab Replacement
- Cancel Plate/Registration
PO Box 1318 Stn Main
#103 4601 50 Street
Cold Lake, AB