I am moving to Alberta; do I need to have my car inspected to have an Alberta license plate?

December 13, 2020

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  1. Yes. To get car insurance and eventually switch to an Alberta license plate, your car needs to undergo an inspection. After taking up residency in Alberta, you need to acquire a request form for vehicle inspection from any registry office in Alberta.

    Under the province’s safety check program, a technician will inspect your vehicle’s

    • Engine
    • Exhaust systems 
    • Suspension and brake system
    • Steering
    • Tires
    • Wipers
    • Glass and lamps
    • Overall condition of the car

    Be sure to bring the registration documents for your car from your previous province of residence with you; they are strict in getting approval for the inspection.


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