Getting your driver's licence back

After serving your driving prohibition or licence suspension, you can apply to get your licence back.

Administrative driving prohibitions

An administrative driving prohibition is a prohibition issued by police or RoadSafetyBC.

Your prohibition may require you to take the Responsible Driving Program.

If this is the case, you can apply to get your licence back after your prohibition so you can complete the program.

Indefinite licence suspension

If you’ve been convicted of certain Criminal Code driving offences, your licence will be suspended for at least one year.

If you have a previous conviction in the last 10 years, your licence will be suspended for three years.

If you have three or more convictions, your licence will be suspended indefinitely. You must wait at least five years before applying to get it back.

You cannot appeal a licence suspension.

RoadSafetyBC may require you to take the Responsible Driver Program. You must complete it before applying. If you don’t, your licence remains suspended indefinitely.

Criminal Code suspensions

Your licence may have been suspended because of an impaired driving conviction under the Criminal Code.

Your suspension may require you to take the Responsible Driving Program. You must complete it before applying to get your licence back.

How to apply

To apply to get your licence back after a prohibition or suspension, visit any ICBC driver licensing centre. You must pay a re-licensing fee and any fines you owe. You may also have to take a test.