What You Need to Change Your Name on Your Alberta Driver’s License

  • Your driver’s license
  • One additional piece of acceptable identification
  • Proof of the name change – i.e. marriage certificate; birth certificate; legal change of name certificate

You Will Receive an Interim Paper Driver’s License

The registry agent will retain your old license and provide you with a temporary interim paper license to use until your new driver’s license arrives in the mail (up to 21 days).

Your interim paper license will not have a photograph. If you anticipate needing photo ID during this period, we recommend you carry with you some other form of photo ID (e.g. passport).


If you renew your licence at the same time, you pay the renewal fee only.