Exchanging a Canadian Motorcycle Licence for a British Motorcycle Licence

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David Filbey-Haywood

Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

If a person exchanges a Canadian Licence allowing him to drive a car and a motorcycle licence will the British licence also show that he is allowed to ride a motorcycle ?

Yours faithfully,

David Filbey-Haywood

DVLA Contact Centre, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Dear David Filbey-Haywood,

Thank you for your enquiry received on 12/8/2019.
Your case reference number is 01696084.

We appreciate that you have taken the time to get back in contact
regarding your enquiry.

I can confirm licences are exchanged on a like for like basis.

If you passed your driving test in Canada, you can drive car and
motorcycles shown on your full driving licence for up to 12 months from
when you became resident in GB (as long as the driving licence remains

If you want to drive for over 12 months you will need to exchange your
driving licence for a GB driving licence.

Please note: If you passed your driving test outside of Canada you may not
be able to exchange. See the advice [1]here for further information.

Lorry and Bus Licence Holders
You can’t drive lorries or buses in GB on your driving licence. You will
need to exchange your licence and pass a GB driving test in the vehicle
I hope this helps you with your enquiry.

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