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Subject: Driver's Licence
  Hi,

I have heard that when you submit driver´s record and USA driver´s license you get Canadian driver´s license without road / written test. My questions is :

1> do they return your USA license or they keep it ?
2> I will be traveling between Canada and usa. i might be staying alternately for more than 6 months at a stretch. Hence it becomes important to keep both licenses. How do i manage this?
3> If they keep it. My question is why do they do that? if i come from another country whose i am citizen how can they just keep the license and not return it.

Thanks
Karma

[15-08-2007,12:33]
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Karma
(in reply to: Driver's Licence)
1. They DO NOT return US one, they send that back to the US DL issuing agencies.

2. No way to manage both when you exchange it in Canada. However, in US it is possible. They just make copy of the Canadian DL and return, so you have both US & Canadian. But why do you need both? Either one is good enough to driveboth US/Canada. You just have to make sure with the insurance issues.

3. Decision is Canada´s own. You are in their country, so have to follow their ruels. I don´t know why, assume that to prevent from dual identity like situation which seems reasonable to be. DL means you are supposed to be permanant there.

[15-08-2007,12:40]
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Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Driver's Licence)
Reason i need both is because as i had mentioned i might stay more than 6 month at a stretch in USA. And i was told in USA that if i stay more than 6 months then i need to get USA license.

i didn´t understand your second point. Can you please explain "However, in US it is possible. They just make copy of the Canadian DL and return, so you have both US & Canadian".

Thanks

Pravin

[15-08-2007,15:40]
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Karma
(in reply to: Driver's Licence)
Yes, absolutely, don´t know about all other states, but in Florida, both my wife & I have both FL & ON DL.

We had to show ON lincese along with our passport & immigration documents to Florida DMV. They retunrned the ON license instantly, with a temporary FL license, followed by the original FL DL within 10/12 days.

So, you also can do the same thing if the state you are going follow the same rule.

[15-08-2007,15:47]
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Departed_Canadian
(in reply to: Driver's Licence)
you didn´t give written or driving test in USA? is it that if you have canadian license you don´t have to give driving test / written test in usa ?
[15-08-2007,16:34]
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Karma
(in reply to: Driver's Licence)
NO.

Just show your Candian driving license with the US immigration status, then all set. No Writtem test, no driving test. Just an eye test.

You may check in the prospective US DL issuing website. They usually clearly tell the rules for the Canadians.

[15-08-2007,16:38]
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Departed_Canadian
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