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Lisaa   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-04-11 16:59:53

Hello Dears,

I landed in Canada in 2008.

In 2008, I produced my Indian RTO licence (having +9 years of driving experience), RTO authentification letter of India and appeared in G1 writing test. I cleared it. So, I have my G1.

Now, my question is, can I exchange my Indian Driving Licence and get G2 / G licence of Canada, without appearing in any Driving licence test?

The question arised, when one of my colleague had DL of Kuwait. He wrote G1 in 2010 and cleared it. Now, without appearing in any Driving Test in Toronto, he got his Kuwait DL exchanged with Canada G driving licence.

Any answer/comments/tips/guidance will be highly appreciated, please.
Now, I will need to drive for job OR else I loose my job, as company has moved out of Down Town. Please guide, asap.

Regards,
Lisaa



hchheda   
Member since: Aug 05
Posts: 2245
Location: Woodbridge

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-04-11 21:37:46

Quote:
Originally posted by Lisaa

Hello Dears,

I landed in Canada in 2008.

In 2008, I produced my Indian RTO licence (having +9 years of driving experience), RTO authentification letter of India and appeared in G1 writing test. I cleared it. So, I have my G1.

Now, my question is, can I exchange my Indian Driving Licence and get G2 / G licence of Canada, without appearing in any Driving licence test?

The question arised, when one of my colleague had DL of Kuwait. He wrote G1 in 2010 and cleared it. Now, without appearing in any Driving Test in Toronto, he got his Kuwait DL exchanged with Canada G driving licence.

Any answer/comments/tips/guidance will be highly appreciated, please.
Now, I will need to drive for job OR else I loose my job, as company has moved out of Down Town. Please guide, asap.

Regards,
Lisaa



No. Indian DL is not valid for direct exchange.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/exchange.shtml

Dont know about your Friend's case - but Kuwait is not exempt in this list.

Please book your G2 test ASAP and concentrate on clearing it at first attempt.
If you are confident driver, you can even attempt direct G test.
Good luck.

Hiren



Lisaa   
Member since: Apr 11
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-04-11 21:46:39

Hello,

Thanks Hiren, for a reply.

I am pretty sure abt Kuwait DL case.

In my case (Indian DL), can you advise on from where to take DL lessons?
Which makes reasonable and good DL school? Which place to take road test?
Which is the easiest and short cut to get prompt DL?

I drove in India for >9 years. I have heard that in Toronto, it is difficult to pass DL road test at first attempt. I would like to save on time and money for appearing - reappearing in DL road test.

I hope, you understand my view point of looking for easiest and short cut to get DL, at earliest.


Regards,
Lisaa



homer729   
Member since: May 10
Posts: 35
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-04-11 02:44:17

Hello,

I used Brisa Driving school (www.brisa.ca) to get my Ontario G2 and G license. I took both in-class sessions (to save on insurance and take road test sooner), and in-car sessions from them. They were very good, and I feel like many useful driving habits I now have were because of the conscious effort put in by my driving instructor Luis. I passed both Ontario road tests and a California road test on my first attempt.

Even if you only care about passing the test, keep in mind that having a good instructor can really make the difference for passing it sooner. There is some regional variation in pass rates, so choose your test center wisely if possible. (~50% in Brampton to 90% in remote rural areas, see http://www.thestar.com/news/article/884237--driver-test-pass-fail-norms-vary-widely-across-ontario" target="_blank">http://www.thestar.com/news/article/884237--driver-test-pass-fail-norms-vary-widely-across-ontario</a> and http://www.passthewheel.com/practiceTestQuestions/canada/ontario/g1/ontario_news/ontario-g1-g2-road-test-pass-rates.asp" target="_blank">http://www.passthewheel.com/practiceTestQuestions/canada/ontario/g1/ontario_news/ontario-g1-g2-road-test-pass-rates.asp</a>). I wouldn't worry about this too much though, as you should be able to pass a road test anywhere if you are a good driver.

As a more seasoned driver, you will have to make sure that you follow ALL the rules given in the driver's handbook. Make sure that you always show that you are checking both blind spots (completely turning your head and shoulder), checking the mirrors every 6 seconds, maintaining enough distance from a car, going exactly the speed limit, etc. It may seem like an irritating act, but you just have to go through with it.

Good luck!



Fido   
Member since: Aug 06
Posts: 5286
Location: Canada

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-04-11 08:15:49

Quote:
Originally posted by Lisaa

I am pretty sure abt Kuwait DL case.

Regards,
Lisaa



Never heard of this before .... I do not think its possible as quite a few people I have known were directly given a chance for taking the G Test upon showing their prior driving record in ME ..... That option is available to Indian experience holders as well as long as they can show either an original RTO statement confirming their experience OR a letter from the Indian Embassy for the same .


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word   
Member since: Mar 11
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-04-11 15:09:20

Quote:
Originally posted by Fido
... That option is available to Indian experience holders as well as long as they can show either an original RTO statement confirming their experience OR a letter from the Indian Embassy for the same .


direct G, based on indian DL is available after passing G1. but i think, one has to show the license at the time of appearing for G1. this direct G is available one time only. if candidate fails G test then appear for G2 in next attempt.



Fido   
Member since: Aug 06
Posts: 5286
Location: Canada

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-04-11 17:38:35

Yes you are right ... The written test cannot be by passed ...

But once you have cleared your written test , you may be allowed to take the G directly ...

I wonder why the OP has not used this option as its mentioned that the G1 was cleared in 2008 .


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