Extended absences include people who travel outside of the province for more than 30 consecutive days for vacation (e.g., snowbirds). Saskatchewan residents are permitted to use their Saskatchewan driver's licence and operate a Saskatchewan registered vehicle while out of the province on an extended vacation. The vehicle is not required to return to Saskatchewan.
Extended out-of-province use of a Saskatchewan-registered vehicle needs to be declared at the time of registration or renewal. If the use of the vehicle changes during the registration term, the registered owner must visit a SGI motor licence issuer or contact the SGI Customer Service Centre at 1-800-667-9868.
- The owner/operator of the vehicle may own a residence in another jurisdiction, provided they maintain their Saskatchewan residence.
- The owner/operator can be employed while away on vacation.
- Insurance coverage is limited to Canada and the United States.
- The registered owner/operator must comply with the requirements of the jurisdiction(s) that the Saskatchewan registered vehicle will operated in.
Full-time travellers who no longer have a Saskatchewan residence may be eligible to continue to use their Saskatchewan registration and driver's licence provided they:
- do not have a permanent address anywhere in North America;
- most recently lived in a permanent residence in Saskatchewan;
- maintain a mailing address in Saskatchewan;
- continue to file income tax in Saskatchewan; and
- do not hold a driver's licence from a jurisdiction other than Saskatchewan.
The registered owner/operator must comply with the requirements of the jurisdiction(s) that the Saskatchewan registered vehicle will be operated in.