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Old 01-31-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Class 5 license card Question

Hey RS

Q for those of you that have recently obtained (or just have the new style) Class 5 license.

Does your license card itself have a DUPL on the back of the card by the hologram?

I passed my Class 5 test last week, but they only charged me $17 after I had passed the road test. I previously thought that when you passed the Class 5 exam you would have to pay $50 or $75 to get the license.

I'm worried because I don't wanna be pulled over for whatever reason, and get into trouble because there is something "wrong" with my license card in the form of having a duplicate license.

I read on ICBC that if you took and passed the Class 5 exam within 6 months of your Class 7N license expiring, its only $17, however I forgot when my Class 7N was going to expire.

So just wondering if any of you guys are in the same situation I am in.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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i think DUPL = duplicate ??

same as me, i had my class 5 license way back and with DUPL on there. I dont know why and never ask ....

never lost my license in the past either...

gotten few tickets from the police these few years but they didnt mention anything either
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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Mine has dupl on it.. I think the reason is because if your license was renewed withing 6mo-1yr from the date of your new license you only have to pay $17.. I remember my license was going to expire before my test, so I had to renew it $75 ( I think) then when it came to my exam date I only had to pay $17 becuase it was just renewed. Plus if they charged me $75 twice in 6monthes I woulda been pissed..
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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My wife's says Dupl on hers as well, but that was cause she got a replacement one for the one that was lost when her wallet was stolen.
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i recently got my enhanced DL and it says DUPL on the back as well...
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it says duplicate because your N is valid for 5 years. When you get a class 5, your DL# is still the same and it says duplicate, as you might have another copy of your 7N somewhere.

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^ Don't you have to surrender your Class 7N License in once you pass for your Class 5?

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i surrendered my L to get my N, my N to get my enhanced N, my enhanced N to get my class 5, my class 5 to get my enhanced 5 =\
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:19 AM   #9
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yeah they took my 7N after i passed

it doesnt matter anymore lol its probably no problem
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