FAQ

Motor Vehicle Services

Where can I obtain a driver's handbook in a language other than English?

Where do I go for motor vehicle services?

What do I need to register my vehicle?

Do I need a medical report to renew my driver's licence?

My children are not residents of Alberta but are attending school full time in Alberta. Do they have to register their vehicles and change their operator licences in Alberta?

At what age can a person obtain a learner's licence?

Where can I obtain a driver's handbook in a language other than English?    Back to top

Download this document for a list of retailers that provide basic licence driver's handbooks in selected languages.



Where do I go for motor vehicle services?    Back to top

There are more than 220 AARA registry agent locations throughout the province who provide motor vehicle related services. Use the AARA Member Agency to find the member agency nearest you.

What do I need to register my vehicle?    Back to top

To register a vehicle you will require proof of ownership (such as a bill of sale, lease agreement), proof of valid insurance and two pieces of identification. You are also strongly encouraged to record your odometer reading at the time of registration. If the vehicle is new you will also require a new vehicle information statement (NVIS), or if the vehicle was imported into Canada, you will require a Vehicle Import Form from Transport Canada. Used vehicles previously registered outside Alberta require a safety inspection

Do I need a medical report to renew my driver's licence?    Back to top

A medical report is required when applying for or renewing a class 1, 2 or 4 licence. In addition, if you have a condition code C (periodic satisfactory medical report) or code D (periodic vision report) on your licence, or if you have a medical condition that may affect your driving ability, you must submit a medical report. If you are 75 years of age or older you will be required to submit a medical report and provide a vision screening.

My children are not residents of Alberta but are attending school full time in Alberta. Do they have to register their vehicles and change their operator licences in Alberta?    Back to top

No. Provided they are full time students and the vehicle is registered in their home jurisdiction in their name.

At what age can a person obtain a learner's licence?    Back to top

In Alberta, an individual must be at least 14 years of age to apply for a learner's licence with parental consent if under 18.