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Getting a New Nova Scotia Driver's Licence

You have to come to a Registry of Motor Vehicles office to apply for a Driver's Licence, because a photo must be taken for the licence. For information on the identification you will need, please click here.

Getting a Licence for the First Time?

Has your Nova Scotia Driver's Licence expired?

  • Expired Licences If your Nova Scotia Driver's Licence expired less than 3 years ago, you can renew it without taking the written test or a road test (Driving Examination), and there is no waiting period.

Moving to Nova Scotia from Another Canadian Province or from Outside Canada?