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The Ontario Photo Card is government-issued identification ID that you can get instead of a driver's licence. If you don't have a driver's licence, you may be able to show other forms of ID, such as a passport, PR Card, or health card. If you don't want to carry these sensitive ID documents around with you, the Ontario Photo Card may be a good option for you.
According to the Ministry of Transportation website, you can use it to prove your identity when you:. You must go to a ServiceOntario location and fill out an application.
Bring acceptable identification documents that prove your legal name, date of birth and ature. If you do not have identification that shows your ature, you can get a Declaration from a Guarantor [PDF]. Your Ontario Photo Card must be renewed every 5 years.
You must get a new photo every 10 years. If you are not due to update your photo, you can renew online.
If you need to update your photo or make other changes you must visit a ServiceOntario location in person. You must fill out an application at a Service Ontario location and give proof of your:.
When your Photo Card arrives, check over all the information carefully. If any of your information is incorrect, you must visit a ServiceOntario location to have it corrected, along with the necessary supporting documents.
Who can get the Ontario Photo Card? You can get an Ontario Photo Card if: You must be at least 16 years old, a resident of Ontario and a non-driver.
You cannot have an Ontario Photo Card and an Ontario driver's licence at the same time. If you have a driver's licence already, your licence will be cancelled if you apply for the Ontario Photo Card.
If you get your Ontario driver's licence later, you must give up the Ontario Photo Card. What can I do with my Ontario Photo Card? According to the Ministry of Transportation website, you can use it to prove your identity when you: Open a new bank Get a credit card Board a domestic flight Return or rent goods Access other government, financial or business services The Ontario Photo Card is not an international travel document. Do I have to renew my Ontario Photo Card?
How can I replace a lost, stolen or damaged card? Other changes you can make to your Ontario Photo Card include: Adding French characters to your Ontario Photo Card, you must bring proof of your legal name with the characters to a ServiceOntario location. From ServiceOntario.
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