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DND 404 Driver Licence Equivalencies

If you are the holder of a DND 404 licence or have held a DND 404 licence (which is expired less than two years) you may be eligible to obtain an equivalent class of NL driver’s licence without written or road testing.

NL’s existing identification requirements, medical requirements, and applicable fees still apply.

Requirements:

Residency:

You must live in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Moving to the Province:

If you are moving to NL from another jurisdiction, you must surrender your previous driver's licence and an equivalent NL driver licence will be issued. You will be required to complete a driver’s licence application form and have your photo and signature updated. For further information go to http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/DriversandVehicles/driverlicensing/application.html#12.

DND 404:

You are not required to surrender your DND 404 licence.

Testing and Training Waived:

Motor Registration Division (MRD) will waive Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and full non-GDL Class 5 knowledge and road test requirements for applicants who have been issued a DND-404 allowing for the operation of commercial and private passenger vehicles (must hold DND 404 for a minimum of 2 years), and issue an NL equivalent Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or full non-GDL Class 5 driver's licence provided the following conditions are met.

What do I need to do?

If you are the holder of a current DND 404 Licence you must complete an Upgrade Driver Application Qualification Form  and submit along with a:

 DND Driver Proficiency Record indicating:

  • Member's name and date of birth
  • DND-404 permit number
  • Licence class(es) and, if applicable, air brake endorsement
  • Restrictions
  • Licence effective and expiry dates
  • Licence status
  • Confirmation that you are the holder of a current DND-404 Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 equivalent that is not expired, revoked, or suspended.

 Letter to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Motor Registration Division, Services NL signed by the base or station Transportation Authority.

All documents submited must be originals only.

(For Class(es) 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 Commercial Licences)

You must provide a current Driver Medical Examination pdf for Motor Registration Division dated within six months of upgrade application.

Where do I obtain the required forms?

The Driver Application Qualification Form, DND Driver Proficiency Record and the signed Letter to the Registrar may be obtained from your local Road and Vehicle (R&V) Safety Section DND Base or Station.

If you are a Veteran or Previous DND 404 Licence Holder:

The application date must not be greater than two years from the date of retirement from active service.

If you were the holder of a current DND 404 Licence you must complete an Upgrade Driver Application Qualification Form and submit along with a DND Driver Proficiency Record indicating:

  • Member's name and date of birth
  • DND-404 permit number
  • Licence class(es) and, if applicable, air brake endorsement
  • Restrictions
  • Licence effective and expiry dates
  • Licence status
  • If you are a veteran, include the date of retirement from active military service and confirmation that you held a DND-404 class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 non-GDL driver's licence that was not expired, revoked or suspended at the time of surrender to the DND.
  • Is currently dated within three months of applying for upgrade
  • Is duly authorized and signed by approved DND personnel

Letter to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Motor Registration Division, Service NL signed by the base or station Transportation Authority.

All documents submitted must be originals only.

(For Class(es) 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 Commercial Licences)

You must provide a current Driver Medical Examination pdf for Motor Registration Division dated within six months of upgrade application.

Where do I obtain the required forms?

The Driver Application Qualification Form, DND Driver Proficiency Record and the signed Letter to the Registrar may be obtained from your local Road and Vehicle (R & V) Safety Section DND Base or Station.

Additional Information:

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to approve or deny any equivalency upgrade request. If you have a medical condition or any other condition that may affect your fitness and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, the you may be required to undergo additional medical or practical examinations.

 

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