Applying For a License

To apply for a licence, you must show proof of your identity and the date of your birth. Documents must be original. The following documents are acceptable.

For date of birth and personal identification:

(Must state day, month and year of birth)

  • Passport
  • Citizenship card
  • Canada Immigration Form 1000 (record of landing)
  • Permanent Resident Document (as of Fall 1994)
  • Photo driver's licence (expired or from another area)
  • National Defence photo identification card
  • Indian Treaty card
  • Certificate of Indian status
  • Deposition signed by the superintendent of a training school operated by Correctional Services
  • Sealed security identification which includes photo, signature and date of birth

For date of birth only:

(Must state day, month and year of birth)

  • Birth certificate
  • Driver's licence (expired or from another area)
  • Baptismal certificate with official seal of church
  • Baptismal certificate, without seal, accompanied by other identification showing date of birth
  • Sworn affidavit with supporting documents

For personal identification only:

(Must bear applicant's signature)

  • Age of majority card
  • Ontario Health card
  • Motor vehicle permit
  • Marriage certificate
  • Change of name certificate
  • Court order for name change
  • Certified adoption papers
  • Immigration card
  • Employee identification card
  • Student card
  • Credit card
  • Hospital card
  • Driver's licence photo (expired or from another area)
  • Membership card (such as library card, club membership)
  • Direct identification by a parent who has acceptable proof of identity and date of birth

Bring the documents to a Driver Examination Centre or Travel Point (a temporary driver examination centre where there is no regional centre). Phone ahead to find out where the nearest Travel Point is and when it is open. You will find the number under Driver and Vehicle Licence Information in the Government of Ontario section of the blue pages in your phone book.

You must pay a fee when you apply. This fee includes the cost of the knowledge test and your first road test. There are more charges for your second road test and for any retests you may need to take.

When you apply for your licence, you will be asked questions about your health. People with some physical or medical conditions are not allowed to drive for safety reasons. If your physical or medical condition means you cannot be licensed, you will be told when you apply.
After you have a licence, you should report any change in your medical condition that may change your ability to drive safely. By law, doctors and optometrists must report the name and address of anyone over 16 who has a condition that may make it unsafe for him or her to drive.




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