A renewal notice will be sent to you approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the expiry date (your birthday) of your licence or ID card. Licence or ID renewals:
- must be done in person
- are only eligible to current Alberta residents
- must bring one piece of supporting ID that contains your name. Examples include, but not limited too:
- birth or marriage certificate
- Alberta Health Care card
- Social Insurance card
- citizenship or permanent residency card, work permit
- mail with your name and address (e.g. pay stub, bank statement, credit card statement, utility bill, etc.)
- medicals are required if you hold a Class 1, 2 or 4 licence, if you are over the age of 75 or have a condition code 'C' which requires periodic medicals
It is not legal to drive with an expired licence. You can renew your licence up to one year in advance.
Expired Drivers Licence or ID Cards
If your licence or ID card has been expired for more than 6 months, you are required to provide proof of Alberta address: piece of mail, dated in the last 90 days, with name and Alberta address. This includes but not limited to:
- bank statement
- utility bill
- lease agreement
- pay stub
- credit card bill, etc.
- NOTE: a cell phone bill is not acceptable
If your licence has been expired for more than 3 years, you are subject to passing a knowledge exam and road test before reinstatement.