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Which Driver's Record for Converting Canadian Driver's License?

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I'm in Massachusetts, and just got my SSN after getting my work authorization. I'm planning on going to the RMV to convert my Canadian driver's license, and the website lists requirements which include a driver's record not more than 30 days old. What I'm uncertain about is whether they want my FULL driver's record? Or a 3-year record? Or 5-year, etc.? The Ontario service website has a long list of every possible driver's record, with different costs, and I don't want to get the most expensive one, if all I need is the simple 3-year record. Has anyone else gone through this process? Is it just best to go with the full record, and just play it safe?

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Every state has their own rules. I didn't have to provide any driver's abstract or anything like that. I had to do a written test and a driving test though!! It was actually kinda fun to be honest!

You will need to check with them to see just what they want.

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I would contact the DMV and see exactly what they want. I didn't have to do anything other than fix my SAVE db to get my Colorado license. They just switch it over here.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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I did it at the Mass RMV, but I had a full driver history/record. I would give them a call and ask, the wait can be long in person... Though, the clerk was nice at the Roslindale office when I went to switch my license and car registration - I think it's the closest to JP.

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Huh ... interesting. Anyone with a B.C. licence doesn't have to retest in WA. It was awesome.

I was prepared, though, with an ICBC driver's abstract and claims record for insurance. State Farm asked for neither.

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Huh ... interesting. Anyone with a B.C. licence doesn't have to retest in WA. It was awesome.

I was prepared, though, with an ICBC driver's abstract and claims record for insurance. State Farm asked for neither.

Yeah it was fantastic! I just came in and swapped one license for the other! So nice after hearing some of the frustrating things other states make people struggle through.


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