I am a visitor / student, can I drive in Canada?

I am a visitor / student, can I drive in Canada?

This is a question most people coming to Canada. Yes, you can drive with CNH (Driver’s License) in Brazil, but certain requirements must be taken into consideration.

In the case of Ontario, as a visitor, you can drive with your CNH Brazilian for a maximum period of three months. With the student visa is allowed to drive with enabling Brazilian, when you are attending a program Full Time, and will be allowed for the same period of the visa, but it is necessary to investigate whether the institution you are enrolled is recognized by the Canadian Government.

Vienna Convention

His CNH is valid in all countries (listed below) who are enrolled in the Vienna Convention (signed on November 8, 1968 and promulgated by Decree No. 86,714, of December 10, 1981), in other countries it is compulsory to carry one CHI (International Driver’s License).

South Africa, Albania, Germany, Anguilla (UK), Angola, Algeria, Argentina, Archipelago of San Andres Providencia and Santa Catalina (Colombia), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Canada, Kazakhstan, Ceuta and Melilla (Spain), Chile, Singapore, Colombia, Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ecuador, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States, Estonia, Russian Federation, Philippines, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Georgia, Gibraltar (colony of Great Britain), Greece, Greenland (Denmark), Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Guyana, French Guiana (France), Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, Isle of Britain (Pitcairn, Cayman and Virgin Malvinas) Islands, Australia (Cocos, Cook and Norfolk), Islands of Finland ( Aland) Islands, British Crown (Channel) Islands Colombia (Georgia and South Sandwich) Islands, France (Wallis and Futuna), Indonesia, Iran, going West, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Martinique (France), Morocco, Mayotte (France), Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat (UK), Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue (New Zealand) Norway, New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nueva Esparta (Venezuela), Panama, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, French Polynesia (France), Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), Central African Republic , Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Slovak Republic, Reunion (France), Romania, Western Sahara, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France), San Marino, Santa Helena (UK), Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Senegal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Svalbard (Norway), Tajikistan, Tunisia, Southern and Antarctic Lands (British colony), British Indian Ocean Territory (British colony), Timor, Tokelau (New Zealand), Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Islands (British colony), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

International Driver’s License – CHI

The International Driver’s License (CHI) is an identification document that serves as our CNH. This document is valid in over 100 countries, but it does not replace the Brazilian license.

Enabling Canadian

If you want to apply for a Canadian license, know that each province has a different requirement. In BC the process consists of two stages, as well as in Brazil, being both a theoretical and a practical.

Renting a car can be a good idea

Enjoy the benefits of renting a car and get to know this wonderful city that is surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean and snow-capped mountains, between the months of December and April, and green.

Apart from enjoying these amazing natural landscapes, renting a car can provide extra comfort for exploring the many attractions of the province.

What documents are required to rent a car?

Drivers with a minimum age of 25 years can rent a car with a hands qualification within the validity period (requirement of car rental companies), identification and personal credit card. If the driver is under 25, some fees will be included in the budget of the store.

The big companies to lease cars as Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo, National, Dollar, Thrifty, among others, offer several vehicle options, from the most economical to the most luxurious. They are mostly hidramáticos vehicles and feature items such as air conditioning and radio. The cars adapted for people with physical disabilities are also easily found for lease.

Prices vary according to the season, type of vehicle and rental period. In winter, be sure about the weather, because rain showers or even sudden snowstorms may occur and will require more attention while driving. In the summer, the attention is focused on animals that may cross the roads.

Did you know?

The PID (International Driving Permit), launched by the DMV in 2006, following the model established by the Vienna Convention, is not considered an international license accepted in Canada.


For help in filing your application contact me at nlisboa@brxgroup.ca or call 416-560-1464 (Toronto) in São Paulo (11) 4040-4423 (Brasil). Visit our page on facebook and follow us https://www.facebook.com/InvestorServicesAndImmigration.

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