Driving in Ontario

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The Ontario driving licence is a plastic card with blue color that displays your full name, complete address, date of birth, driving licence number, recent photo and your digital signature. The driving licence has an expiry date. You have to renew it before it expires.

Driving in Ontario

To drive on Ontario roads, you need these three important things :

1) Always carry a Valid driving license.
2) You have a valid license plate , insurance and valid owner’s permit
3) Always follow traffic rules
4) Drive safely

Apply for a driving licence

To apply for a driving license in Ontario, you need to

1) Be at least 16 years old
2) Pass an eye test
3) Pass a written test about the rules of the road and various traffic signals.

Where to apply

To apply for driving licence you have to visit

1) A Drive Test Center

You will need to bring your original identification that shows your legal name, photograph, your date of birth and your signature.

Accepted identity documents

Canadian Citizens

1) passport (Canadian or foreign)
2) Canadian Citizenship Card with photo
3) Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card (issued on or after December 15, 2009 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
4) Ontario Photo Card

Permanent Residents

1) Permanent Resident (PR) Card
2) Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
3) Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) accompanied by a valid passport from country of origin
4) Ontario Photo Card

Temporary Residents

1) Study Permit / Student Authorization (IMM 1442)
2) Work Permit / Employment Authorization (IMM 1442)
3) Visitor Record (IMM 1442)
4) Temporary Resident Permit (IMM 1442)
5) Refugee Status Claim (IMM 1434)
5) Acknowledgement of Intent to Claim Refugee Status (IMM 7703) with photo
6) Report Pursuant to the Immigration Act (IMM 1442) with photo
7) Ontario Photo Card

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