New Ontario Photo ID card

Ontario has recently introduced the New Photo ID card for non-drivers.  This new card will be recognized as a government-issued identification for Ontarians 16 and over who do not drive.

This identification card makes it easier to perform everyday transactions such as opening an account or cashing a cheque.  The photo card costs $35 dollars and is valid for 5 years.  The photo card mirrors the same security features as the driver’s licence to help prevent fraud and identity theft.  Due to the seriousness of identity theft, birth certificates and Social Insurance Number cards should be kept in a safe place and not carried on your person on a regular basis. 

Acceptable Identity Documents required to obtain an Ontario Photo ID card are provided below.  If you have the documents from list 1, only 1 document is required.  If you use the documents from List 2, 2 from the list must be used.

List 1:

Passport – Canadian

Passport – Foreign

Canadian Citizenship Card with Photo

Canadian Permanent Resident Card

Record of Landing (Form IMM 1000)

Confirmation of Permanent Resident Form

Refugee Status Claim (IMM 1434)

Acknowledgement of Intent to Claim Refugee Status (IMM 7703) with Photo

Report Pursuant to the Immigration of Refugee Protection Act (IMM 1442) with photo

Student Authorization / Study Permit (Form 1442)

Employment Authorization / Study Permit (Form 1442)

Visitor Record (Form 1442)

Temporary Resident’s Permit (IMM 1442)

Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card

Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Driver’s Licence

** Licence must not be expired for more than one year

List 2:

Birth Certificate Issued by a Canadian or US Jurisdiction

Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate (issued by Ontario only)

Certified Copy of Statement of Live Birth (issued by Ontario only)

Canadian Certificate of Indian Status – issued by the Canadian Federal Government

Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Driver’s Licence – issued by another Canadian or a US jurisdiction

Identity Card – issued by a Canadian or US jurisdiction

Ontario Health Card

Ontario Student card with signature

Declaration from Guarantor SR-LD-40

Department of National Defence (DND) identity card

http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_residents/ONT05_040492.html

Not all Service Ontario locations have been set up to issue this card.  The below locations are in the Hamilton and Burlington area.  However, the link below takes you to the Service Ontario website for other locations.

http://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2011/06/ontario-introduces-new-photo-id-card.html

 

 

Service Ontario

 

Unit 101, 17 King St E

Dundas

Services Available:

Photo ID

Health

Driver & Vehicle

Hours:

Monday to Wednesday & Friday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday  9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Unit 11, 1400 Upper James St

Hamilton South

Services Available:

Photo ID

Health

Driver & Vehicle

Hours:
Monday to Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Unit 26A & 27A,

760 Brant St

Burlington West

Services Available:

Photo ID

Health

Driver & Vehicle

Hours:

Monday to Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Unit 7, 245 Dundas St E

Waterdown

Services Available:

Photo ID

Health

Driver & Vehicle

Hours:

Monday to Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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