NL-France licence agreement
Residents of the Republic of France, including St. Pierre and Miquelon, who come to Newfoundland and Labrador to live, study or work, will now have their drivers’ licence recognized.
This agreement also allows the same recognition for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in France.
Government Services Minister Kevin O’Brien suggested “ Newfoundland and Labrador is a wonderful place to live and work with some of the best facilities to offer anyone. Agreements such as this, provide an easier transition for anyone immigrating or doing business. It makes the burden of moving to a new location less daunting.”
The ‘ Highway Traffic Act’ allows for this type of reciprocal agreement for other jurisdictions. It exempts requirement for personal vehicles and motorcycles for written, vision and road test requirements and essentially allows for an exchange of their drivers’ licences.
Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France in Canada, explained “It will ease our lives of citizens on both sides of the Atlantic, including St. Pierre and Miquelon.”
The province has previously entered similar agreements with the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and South Korea.