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Identification for driving test

Hi there,

My daughter just turned 16 and is keen to take the G1 test to start practicing driving. She told me she needs her passport. Her passport actually expired in August 2020 and due to the pandemic, I have not proceed to renew it yet. I was wondering if there is another form of identification that she could use? Thank you for your help.


Hi there,  

Thank you for sharing your question with us. 

You may also find helpful information in the Settlement.Org article, How do I get an Ontario drivers license?

According to the Minsitry of Transportation of Ontario, you will need to show proof of your legal name, date of birth (showing day, month and year of birth) and signature to apply for a license. Documents must be original and valid. Photocopies and expired documents are not acceptable.  

You can use a passport (Canadian or foreign), Canadian Citizenship card with photo, permanent immigration documents, or temporary immigration documents as proof of legal name, complete date of birth and signature. You may also use a Canadian or U.S. birth certificate as proof of date of birth and legal name and a Canadian or U.S. drivers license, Health Card (with signature),  Ontario Student Card (with signature), Canadian Certificate of Indian Status, or an Canadian or U.S. Identity Card (with signature) as proof of signature. 

I hope this information is helpful, feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.