Plan to renew your driver’s licence before the expiry date arrives. You may renew your licence up to one year before the licence expires. Courtesy reminder renewal forms for driver’s licences are generally mailed to clients six to eight weeks before the expiry. If you have lost the renewal notice or have not received one in the mail, you do not need this form in order to renew your licence.
Renewals must be done in person at our office. Only current residents of Alberta are eligible to renew. Anyone 75 years or older is required to submit a medical report form completed by your doctor. Medical reports are also required for holders of Class 1, 2 and 4 licences and for all licences with a condition medical code “C”. It is not legal to drive with an expired licence. Any licence that has been expired for more than 3 years will be subject to passing another written and road test before reinstatement. If the photograph on your licence is four or more years old, a new one will have to be taken. You will also require one additional piece of identification such as a major credit card, Alberta health care card, social insurance card, birth certificate, etc.
You will leave the office with a one month temporary paper licence and your permanent licence will be sent to you by mail within approximately two weeks.
What You Need to Renew Your Driver’s Licence
- Your old driver’s licence
- Acceptable Identification
- Renewal form you received in the mail (optional)
In addition, a completed medical examination form is required:
- For class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licences
- If you are 75-years-old or older
- If you have a current medical condition that could interfere with your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
You require proof of Alberta residency and Canadian citizenship or immigration documentation if you are exchanging an out-of-province driver’s licence for an Alberta driver’s licence.