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Canada - Renew Driver License

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To be able to continuously drive on the roads of Canada, you must keep your driving license updated. Your driver license must be renewed when it is about to expire.


Valid Canadian Driver's License holders

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  • You can renew your license up to six months (180 days) before it expires. Renewing early won't shorten its validity.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Visit any driver licensing office.
  2. Bring two pieces of accepted ID.
  3. Pay the fee for your new license.

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Required Documents

  • Current Driver License
  • Primary Identification cards/documents
  • Residency documents


5-year licence renewal - $75


The new license will still be valid for five years from your upcoming birthday.

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Driving License Office

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  • If your licence expired over three years ago and you haven't been driving, you'll need to be retested before you can renew. You'll need to pass a road signs test, vision screening, and re-examination road test.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

Government of Canada


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