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Acceptable ID for driver's licence test

Hello, my daughter is currently 15 years old. Her passport just expired. She will be 16 in November so we did not apply for a child’s passport. She has an Ontario Health Card and a Birth Certificate. Is this sufficient for ID to apply for her G1 once her birthday arrives? If not what other forms of ID are necessary?



Thank you for your question.

To apply for an Ontario driver’s licence, you need to show proof of your:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth (must state the day, month, and year of birth)
  • Signature 

You an use one document as proof, such as:

  • Passport
  • Citizenship Card
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident Card (with signature)
  • Ontario Photo Card

If you don't have one of those documents, you can use a combination of two documents to show proof.

Documents that prove your legal name and date of birth include:

  • Canadian or U.S birth certificate 
  • Permanent Resident Card (without signature)
  • U.S. Passport Card

Documents that prove your signature include:

  • Ontario Health Card
  • Ontario Student Card with signature 

To learn more, please read our article on how to get a driver's licence.

You can also get a full list of acceptable identity documents.

To find more information about how to work in Canada, please visit the Government of Canada's website page about getting a work permit.

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