Nova Scotia, South Korea Sign Driver's Licence Agreement

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

March 10, 2011 3:14 PM

South Koreans who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to get a valid driver's licence without taking a written or road test.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell and Ambassador Chong Hoon Kim, consul general of the Republic of Korea, today, March 10, signed a reciprocity agreement that will allow South Koreans to exchange their valid driver's licence for a Nova Scotia licence.

"We are delighted to offer this arrangement to South Koreans who come to Nova Scotia. We hope this makes it easier for them to live, work or study here," said Mr. MacDonell.

Nova Scotians who live, work or study in South Korea will have the same privileges.

"We are happy to offer driver's licences to Nova Scotians who come to work or study in our country, and we are pleased that South Koreans who come to your province will benefit as well," said Mr. Kim.

South Korea has similar agreements with all the other provinces. Germany also has a similar arrangement with Nova Scotia.

In order to qualify for this type of reciprocal agreement, Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country's driving regulations to ensure they are compatible.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     South Koreans who move to Nova Scotia to work or study are

now able to get a valid driver's licence without taking a written

or road test.

     Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John

MacDonell and Ambassador Chong Hoon Kim, consul general of the

Republic of Korea, today, (March 10th) signed a reciprocity

agreement that will allow South Koreans to exchange their valid

driver's licence for a Nova Scotia licence.

The same privileges will apply to Nova Scotians who live,

work or study in South Korea.
     
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Media Contact: Rachel Boomer
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