Albertans can now renew their driver’s licences and identification cards online any time, anywhere.
Renewal services are available through the MyAlberta eServices portal.
“Online driver’s licences and ID card renewals are one of the most requested registry service changes that we receive, so I am very excited to announce this new online service,” said Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubis in a statement.
“Albertans want more choice and convenience when it comes to accessing government services, and Alberta’s government is working hard to make that a reality.”
To renew online, Albertans will log in with a verified account and will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be 18 to 75 years old to renew a driver’s licence, or at least 18 years old to renew an ID card.
• Be a resident of Alberta.
• Have a driver’s licence that is not suspended.
• Not require changes to demographic information, such as address, height or sex, on their driver’s licence or ID card.
• Have a card that has not been expired for more than six months.
• Not require a medical examination report to renew their driver’s licence.
• Have a photo and signature on the card that are less than 10 years old.
A temporary licence could be required if a licence is set to expire before a new card arrives in the mail. A temporary licence can be downloaded from MyAlberta eServices after the online renewal has been processed.
Albertans will no longer surrender their previous Alberta driver’s licences and ID cards to registry agents and will retain their cards until the new ones arrive in the mail, even if they renew in person.
When their new cards arrive, previous cards will need to be securely destroyed. It is an offence to hold more than one valid driver’s licence.
Access to in-person registry services will still be available. Albertans can choose to renew their licence or identification card in person or online.