Getting Your Driver’s License in New Brunswick

If you already have a drivers license from another country or another province, it’s easy to get your drivers license in New Brunswick.

For new residence, it’s imperative that you obtain a new drivers license as soon as you become a resident.

If you’re from the United States or one of the other provinces, you can exchange your license class for class.

This means you exchange it directly for the same license you have in your home state or province. There is no drivers test needed or a medical required for this switch.

Unfortunately, if you’re from another country you need to take a full drivers license examination.

This includes a vision test, a written test, and a road test.

People moving to New Brunswick from the following countries are exempt from this requirement:

  • Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands (Holland), New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Wales.

Documents needed to get a license in New Brunswick for non-residents:

If you moved to New Brunswick from another country, apart from the United States, you will need a series of documents in order to start the process of getting your license in New Brunswick.

These documents include:

  • Two pieces of identification
  • an English translation of your drivers license
  • a copy of your original license
  • proof of residence in New Brunswick

Switching Your Motorcycle License in New Brunswick

Just like with your normal drivers license, a motorcycle license can be easily transferred to a New Brunswick motorcycle license.

If you’re a non-resident from Canada, a resident of the United States, or from one of the countries listed above, it’s easy to exchange.

Those of you from other countries will have to follow the process of getting your motorcycle license in New Brunswick.

For more information about getting a drivers license in the province, you can visit the New Brunswick government site here.