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Renewing Your Driver's Licence
 

The Ministry of Transportation sends Invitation about 60 days before the expiration of your Driver's Licence to Renew. The form contains information about the renewal of your licence and if a new photo of you is required On this form you must answer three questions, sign and date it.

If you do not receive a renewal application, a new one can be printed, and your licence renewed while you wait, at any Driver and Vehicle Licence Office or Driver Examination Center. You can renew an expired car or motorcycle driver's licence, without taking tests, within one year of the licence expiry date.

To renew your licence please take the form to a Driver Examination Center or a Driver & Vehicle Licence Office.

You will be asked to sign the form, show identification, pay the required renewal and test amount, and have your photograph taken.

In most cases the renewal fee is $50, however, this amount varies according to the renewal cycle.

Note: For Classes A, B, C, E and F, please go to a Driver Examination Center to take the required tests.

You will get a temporary licence and your permanent one will be mailed to you after it is printed

The Fine for Driving without a valid Driver's Licence is $350.00

The Court does not accept any excuse for driving with an expired Driver's Licence, weather you have received Renewal Invitation or not. It is the responsibility of the driver to have a valid Driver's Licence with him/her while driving.

When you renew your Driver's Licence or replace your photo, you will receive a temporary Driver's Licence, valid for 90 days. The permanent Licence will be mailed to you within two weeks of the renewal.

Driver Licences must be renewed every 5 years on or before your birthday. Not end of the month the fee for renewal is $50.00 (i.e. $10.00/year

Renewing your Driver's Licence while still is Valid
You need the following documents:
  • Your valid driver Licence
  • The Invitation to Renew
  • If you did not receive the form or you lost it, the Licence issuing Office will print a new one for you.
Renewing after your Driver's Licence has expired
If the Licence has been expired for less than One Year:
You need the following documents:
  • Your expired driver Licence
  • The Invitation to Renew
  • If you did not receive the form or you lost it, the Licence issuing Office will print a new one for you.
If the Licence has been expired for more than One(1) Year but less than three(3) years:
Bring the above documents to a Driver Examination Center
If the Licence has been expired for more than Three(3) Years
In this stage you are considered as new driver You will be required to take a written test and a road test.
Replacing your Photograph:
The photo on your driver's Licence may be replaced at your request at any time.
You need following documents:
  • Your valid driver Licence
  • The licence office will print the application which you must sign.
    A $10.00 fee is applicable to this transaction
Replacing a Lost, Stolen or Damaged Driver's Licence
Drivers In Ontario :

To replace a driver's licence, visit a Driver & Vehicle Licence Issuing Office to have your photo retaken. You will be required to produce two pieces of identification, at least one with your signature, and pay a $10 fee. You will receive a temporary licence to use until your permanent one is mailed to you.

Drivers Outside Ontario
To replace a driver's licence, the ministry requires that you have your photograph retaken by the ministry. If you are out of the province but will be returning to Ontario within the next six months, the ministry can mail you a temporary licence, provided that your driver's licence is valid and not canceled or under suspension. When you return to Ontario, please visit a Driver & Vehicle Licence Issuing Office to replace your driver's licence. You will be required to produce two pieces of identification, at least one bearing your signature, and pay a $10 fee.
If you will be away longer than six months

, the ministry will waive the photo requirement and replace your driver's licence, provided it is valid and not cancel or under suspension. However, when you return to Ontario, you will be required to have a new photo taken.

In order to mail you a temporary licence, you are required:

A signed letter indicating:
your driver's licence number (If you do not know your driver's licence number, we need your full name as it appeared on the licence and your date of birth); the length of time you will be away; and your out-of-province mailing address the fee of $10.00 in the form of a cheque or money order made payable to the "Minister of Finance/MTO" and drawn on a Canadian bank account.

You may send this information to
Ministry of Transportation
Licensing Administration Office
Building A, Main Floor
2680 Keele Street
Downsview, ON M3M 3E6
Fax: (416) 235-4414
Using credit cards

If you wish to use VISA or MasterCard to pay for your licence replacement, a signed and dated letter of authorization that includes the following information Required:

Name of card holder
Card type (VISA or MasterCard)
Card number
Expired date (month and year)
Reason (i.e. Driver's Licence Replacement)
Amount to be charged

Replacing a Foreign Driver's Licence

Drivers licenced in any Province in Canada, the United States, Japan or South Korea may exchange their Licences for an Ontario Driver's Licence at a Driver Examination Center without a written or a road test. Full Licence fees must be paid.

Drivers licenced in any other jurisdiction or country must submit to the Graduated Licensing procedures for new drivers. However, Drivers experience with a valid drivers licence may be used to reduce the time required by the Graduated Licensing system in order to obtain full licensing privileges

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