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Can International Licence Holder(NEW Immigrant) can drive car

hi-fi man

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Jan 8, 2011
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Dear All
I have got Immigration and going to Edmonton, AB in June for 2 months.
I have International license . now please inform can i get rent-a-car and drive..

Is this allowed for New Immigrant who is going to canada for 2 months ?

Please reply...!


Regards
hi-fi
 
 

Thalia

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Yes, you can drive with your International Driver's Permit for up to 12 months in Alberta and you can rent a car. Rental companies have some age restrictions, some above 20, some above 21 years old, and you will need a valid credit card (no debit cards, no cash or cheques accepted). Also keep in mind:
"If you are a new resident in Alberta, you must obtain an Alberta driver’s license within 90 days of moving to Alberta, regardless of whether you travel outside Alberta during those 90 days."
It's a useful thing to do also, to get it over with. Bring an official translation of your original driver's licence along, if you want to start that process.