People from Ukraine may present a photocopy of their foreign driver’s license bearing a stamp from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) or a Border Services Officer as acceptable proof of their foreign driving experience when applying for an Ontario driver’s license. If individuals are unable to present their foreign driver’s license, they may also complete a self-declaration to state the amount of their foreign driving experience, which will be applied to their new Ontario driver record. Drivers with 24 months or more driving experience will be exempt from the mandatory time periods required under Ontario’s Graduated Licensing System. If less than 24 months is self-declared, wait times between testing will be reduced accordingly based on driving experience.
If the foreign driver’s license, or the stamped photocopy is used to apply experience, it can be expired up to one year at the time of application and must be in English or French or must comply with current document translation requirements. The foreign driver’s license must be from the country of citizenship.
At the time of application, the applicant must provide one of the following original documents in order to be eligible to present a stamped photocopy of their foreign driver’s license or self-declaration:
• Acknowledgement of Claim and Notice to Return for Interview
• Refugee Protection Claimant Document
• Notice of Decision
• Verification of Status
• Ukrainian Passport and valid Visa
All other identification requirements proving the applicant’s legal name, date of birth, and signature must still be met.