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Best way to buy a car without a license in Quebec and the 6 things you need to know!

YES! It is possible! You can buy a car without a license in Quebec!

Well, this is case by case, ok? So if it doesn’t work for you, don’t blame me.

I needed to register my new used car, but my driver license is from Brazil (as I am) and I had to call SAAQ to discover which documents were necessary to register my car.

Also, if you want to know more on how I brought my dog to Quebec.


They need your passport because its a document with photo. If you have your RAMQ, you can use it as well. (To be confirmed, because I have a RAMQ but I prefered to use my passport. If that is the case, please comment below).

Translated Driver License

Well, I imagine you have a driver license from somewhere else, right? Get it translated in your consulate. The brazilian consulate charged me $15 CAD, payable in cash only.

They will give you a document with the consulate stamp written what is written in your driver license. Keep it safe.

Car transfer

If you bought from a dealership, they will give you a car transfer document. Of course you bring it with you.

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Another Address in Your Home Country

They asked for another brazilian address. It is not like they will double check or something. They need something in your home country, I guess. It is only requested for you to note it down, you don’t need to bring a proof of residence.


If you bought from a dealership, they will give you a cheque with the taxes. Otherwise, you will have to pay the taxes at the counter. In my case, they gave me a cheque for $1,100 and then I had to pay more $75 in cash for the registration for the year. Every year I’ll have to pay $175ish

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They will give you a plate

And, last part of this post: they gave me a plate and I didn’t know how to put it in the car.

Basically there are two screws you remove and put it back again. So, bring a screwdriver to make sure its well screwed.

Summary: can you buy a car withouth a license in Quebec? Yes!

  • Passport
  • Money
  • Address in home country
  • Car transfer document (from dealership)

Hope that helped, comment if any questions or contact SAAQ directly 🙂

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