Foreign representatives and their accredited family members wishing to register an imported or locally-purchased vehicle must first obtain an “entitlement form” from the Protocol Office of Québec in Montréal:
Service de la correspondance officielle,
des privilèges et immunités, Édifice Hector-Fabre,
1er étage, 525, boulevard René-Lévesque E., Québec (Québec) G1R 5R9,
Place Victoria Office,
Telephone: 514-954-7891 or 514-954-7642.
General information could be obtained at 514-873-7620.
Permanent Representatives and certain officials of international organizations recognised by agreements or understandings are eligible to obtain diplomatic plates with the prefix CD, so long as the fees set by the regulation and the insurance contribution are paid.
Foreign missions and international organizations are required, when officially requesting entitlement forms, to provide the year, make and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of each vehicle. Any supporting documentation must be submitted in one of Canada’s official languages. This privilege, limited to two vehicles per representative, is extended to persons who are not Canadian citizens (i.e. they may be permanent residents) and who perform their official functions in Canada only. The registration year for a vehicle with diplomatic plates begins April 1 and ends on March 31. On the assumption that representatives will wish to renew their registration, they will normally receive, at the beginning of each year, a partiallycompleted application form for motor vehicles already registered. If, however, the automobile was licensed only a few months before the new registration year, the application form might not be sent automatically, in which case action to re-license should be taken through the licence bureau, by contacting the Société de l’Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ).