Proving eligibility with foreign licenses and driving records
To join Modo, new members must meet our eligibility requirements detailed in our FAQs. If you need to obtain your driving records and/or history from outside Canada, we’ve complied a list of foreign driver’s licensing resources below with the help of our friends at Ithaca Car Share (NY).
Depending on the license issuer, the format of your record will vary. You must provide the equivalent of your driver’s record and claims history in English, and have them emailed to us directly at email@example.com. Please note, some issuers may charge a fee to obtain your records which we do not reimburse.
If your issuer is not included in the list below, please contact our Member Loyalty Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.685.1393.
This list was crowdsourced with help from Ithaca Car Share and its members.
You can acquire a “Verification” from the General Directorate of State Police in the Ministry of Interior.
A copy of your driving record is available from any RTA Motor Registry. They provide up-to-date information including your demerit point count.
For New South Wales, please visit Roads and Traffic Authority.
For Victoria, please visit the VicRoads website.
For South Australia, please visit the South Australia Transport page.
Western Australia may not have online records, but your local police station can issue a “Certified Copy of Traffic Infringements.”
Contact the Stadtgemeinde Deutschlandsberg for more information. You could also try the Austrian police department (Sicherheits- u. Verkehrspolizeiliche Abteilung) at: +43 1 31 310 87100
Contact the Royal Bahamas Police Force Traffic Division.
Contact the Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Traffic.
Your record can be retrieved from the Bangladesh Road Transportation Authority.
Contact the Royal Cayman Islands Police Criminal Records Office in Grand Cayman.
Please use the Servicio De Registro Civil e Identificacion to request an “Hoja de Vida del Conductor.”
Records vary widely by region, and while some areas of China do not provide a driving record, others have easy online records. For Hong Kong, you can get your record from the Hong Kong PoliceDepartment in the Criminal Traffic Prosecution Division. Beijing records may be available online. For Xi’an, visit the Traffic Management Bureau for an online record. For NanTong, you can acquire a record online from the Traffic Police. For Nanjing, contact the Traffic Management Bureau, for Shanghai, visit the Public Security Bureau and obtain your Driver’s License Points inquiry (box on right side).
Request an online record from the Cosevi Seguridad Vial.
Request your record from the Previous Convictions Office of the Cyprus Police.
You can request your Certificate of Criminal Record online or call +45 4515 6390.
Contact the Ministerio Publico, Procuraduria Fiscal del Distrito Nacional to acquire your “Certificacion”
You can obtain your driving record from the National Police using this website.
Visit Vice-Ministerio de Transporte to get your driving record.
Contact the Trafi for a certificate.
You can acquire your Casier Judiciaire online from the Ministère de la Justice. A clear record will have slash across the record.
Contact the Patrol Police to acquire your record.
Please visit Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt for additional information on how to acquire your record online from the Central Register of Traffic Offenders (CTR).
Contact the Ministry of Transfer and Communications to receive your “Degrees of Sentences.”
Contact the Ministry of Education for a Police Clearance Certificate.
Contact the Department of State in the Office of Security, National Travel Directorate for a “Certificate of Record.”
The Central Office of Administrative and Electronic Public Services gives you the online capability to retrieve your driving record. For Budapest, The Police Headquarters of Budapest Traffic Division will issue a statement concerning traffic violations on your record.
Contact the Police Superintendant from the National Commissioner of Police (Ríkislögreglustjórinn) to acquire a traffic violations and accidents record.
Licenses vary by area. Some have a punch system on the license card itself, with a specific “badge details” section that would indicate “endoresements.” Other areas provide a small notebook that would list any endorsements (violations, crashes, suspensions, etc.) Many modern licenses no longer show the record on the license card. You will need to contact the department that issued your license and request a paper copy of your record. For Bangalore, you can check traffic violations or challan online here. For Hyderabad, you can check traffic violations or challan online here. For Mumbai, contact the Transport Department for an “Extract of the Driving License.”
Contact the Indonesia National Police, Jakarta Metropolitan Regional Police, Directorate of Traffic Police for a “Statement Letter.”
You can contact the Licensing Authority, and request a “Record of Driver History” stating the number of endorsements on the license.
Please visit the Ministry of Transport website to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Department and request a statement regarding your criminal record from the Israel Police Traffic Division, Traffic Records Unit.
Your driving record is available in online form from the Ministero dei Transpori as an “estratto conto punti patente” on their website.
You can acquire a letter from the Jamaica Constabulary Force in the Police Traffic Division certifying a history of collisions and violations.
To obtain a “Clean Accident and Offense Record Certificate,” go to the Japan Safe Driving Center.
Contact the Public Security Directorate Traffic Department.
You can acquire your “Certificate of Driver’s License” from a police station. The South Korean Driver’s License Authority has information.
The Ministry of Interior allows you to conduct a Vehicle Traffic Violations Inquiry. Click on E-Services and then Vehicle Traffic Violations Inquiry.
Contact the Ministry of Road Transport, Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) for your “Confirmation Letter” by phone at: +371 7025750 or email office @csdd.gov.lv
Contact the Chief Police Commissariat, Traffic Supervision Division for a “Notification on Traffic Events” by phone at (8-46) 354442
Contact your City Court official for a Certificate.
You can acquire your online driving abstract from the Road Transport Department. Your record will state if you have any “Kejara” points on your record.
Records vary by region. Try the Central Office of the Government of the Federal District, Secretariat of Transportation and Roads – Public Transportation Registry Directorate at the Driving License and Permit Inquiry Desk, or try your local Public Safety Ministry Department of Transit. For Yucatan, try the Depto. De Registro De Control Vehicular.
Contact the General Police Commissariat of Mun. Chisinau, Road Police Station by phone at 27 25 01.
You can acquire your “Aanvraag echtheidsverklaring Nederlands rijbewjs” from the RDW.
You can obtain your driving record by applying for a Traffic Conviction History from the NZ Transport Agency.
You can acquire a “Certificado de Registro de Licencia de Conducir” from the Policia Nacional.
Please contact the Federal Road Safety Commission, who can be reached at 01-7933148.
Some driver’s licenses show violations on the physical license. Otherwise, contact your local traffic police office in Pakistan to obtain a letter that makes reference to your driving record.
You can acquire your “Account Statement to Date” from the Road Transit and Transport Authority.
You can acquire your “Record de Conductor” from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
You can acquire your “Certification” from the Department of Transportation and Communications, Land Transport Office.
You can acquire your “Clearance Certificate” from the Police Record of Traffic Violating Drivers by contacting your local police headquarters.
A driver’s record can be obtained by sending a letter to the address printed below with the following information: your full name as it appears on your Puerto Rico driver’s license, social security number, date of birth, license number, reason for request, address where the record should be mailed and your daytime telephone number. Along with this letter you must also include a photocopy of a valid photo identification, preferably your Puerto Rico driver’s license, and a money order in the amount of $1.50 made out to: Secretary of Treasury (personal checks are not acceptable).
Requests usually take 10 business days by regular mail. However, if you need to receive the document sooner, DISCO (Directoría Servicios al Conductor) recommends that you request it to be sent via UPS or Airborne Express. You must call the carrier service before mailing your request and pay for this service in advance. Driver’s records are never faxed.
If you need further assistance call the Service Division at (787) 294-2424
Mail your request to:
Service Division Archives
P.O. Box 41243
San Juan, PR 00940-1240
Puerto Rico Industrial Park
Marginal Carr. #3 Km 12.0 Hm 5.0 Lote #9
Carolina, PR 00985
Contact the Politia Romana for more information about driving records.
Your local driving authority can issue you information about your license. From Moscow, please contact the Motor Licensing and Inspection Department. From St. Petersburg, you can contact the Department of State Inspection for Safety Traffic – Affairs of Saint Petersburg and Leningradskaya Region.
You can acquire your record online from the Ministry of Interior. Click on e-services, then click on Traffic, then Query Traffic Violations and enter your ID number.
You can acquire your “Enhanced Disclosure” from Disclosure Scotland listing any “Convictions.”
Your driving information can be retrieved electronically through the Singapore government E-Services. Please make sure to include both the “Status of Driver Improvement Points” and “Status Of Driving License” pages.
Contact the Ministry of Interior for your “Registration File.”
Contact the National Traffic Information System (NaTIS) or your local municipality for a statement of any restrictions or endorsements on your record.
You can acquire your record online from the Direccion General de Trafico.
You can contact the Commissioner of Motor Traffic for an “Endorsement Sheet.”
You can acquire a Police Record Abstract from the Polisen.
You can find more information about driver and vehicles from this website, or by calling +41 (22) 388 30 30.
The Motor Vehicles Office in Taipei can issue you your Verification Certificate of Driver’s License.
Each city has its own association. Therefore, you can visit your own city’s website for more informaion on how to acquire your “Information of Driving License.” Please visit the Traffic Services Departmentfor more information.
You can acquire your “Driving Violations Record” from the Interregional Registration Department.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:
If you have a paper “counterpart” to your license, please make a copy or bring the original to our office. Please visit the DVLA website for more information.
Contact the Registry or Department of Motor Vehicles in your home state — or the last state where you held a valid driver’s license — to obtain your driving record and history.
For Puerto Rico, you can acquire a Certificate Driver’s Record from the Driver Services Directorate of the Department of Transportation and Public Works.
Contact the Instituto Nacional de Transito y Transporte Terrestre for information about your driving record.