We outline the various scenarios you can encounter below to help figure out what you need to do. First, when your license is due for renewal you will receive a notification in the mail around 90 days before the expiration date. If you are not eligible for online renewal then you will need to visit a ServiceOntario Centre and bring the following: The 7-digit Trillium number contains no dashes or letters and is surrounded by an asterisk on either side.
It will either be on the front of the license card at the bottom and under the Restriction field or on the back of the card above the scanner strip. The exact process you have to complete depends on how long your license has been expired: You must bring an original ID with your legal name, date of birth and signature. When my G1 or G2 License Expired? Instead, you will have to restart the Graduated License Program from the very beginning, which includes: When your renewal is coming up, you will receive a notice in the mail informing you of the upcoming expiration date as well as instructions on the renewal process.
You will have to renew their license every 2 years instead of every 5 years, and complete a 90 minute Renewal Session that includes: Completing a vision exam Attending a 45 minute group session covering new traffic laws, road signs, and tips for older drivers Reviewing your driving record Completing a screening exercise You might also be asked to pass a driving test or follow up with your doctor if there are any new medical concerns.
These will depend on the results of your mandatory tests and screening exercises. If you need to also complete these further requirements you will be notified through the mail or have a counselor speak with you at the Renewal Session. If you are going to be outside of Ontario when your license would normally expire, you can renew it up to days before the expiry date.
There are two different ways to renew your license in this scenario, depending on how long your license will have been expired by the time you return to Ontario.
If you will return within 6 months and your license was not suspended, you can get a one-time temporary extension for your current license that lasts 6 months. They will run you through alternative options in regards to renewing your license.
You will have to visit a ServiceOntario location with an ID that has your legal name, date of birth, and signature. If you will return to the province within 6 months you can contact ServiceOntario and arrange to have a temporary paper license mailed to you. Once you return to Ontario you will have to visit a ServiceOntario location to have a new license issued.
If you will return to the province later than 6 months you will have to pay, through mail, for a new full license card to be mailed to you. You should visit a ServiceOntario location if you want to change the following: Your legal name Your height Your sex designation If you want to change any condition or restriction on your license, such as the need to wear corrective lenses or glasses, you will have to visit a DriveTest Centre and pass any required test.
When My License Was Suspended? After those steps are completed you can get a new license by visiting a DriveTest location along with an ID that has your legal name, date of birth and signature. If your license has been suspended for more than 1 year, you will also have to complete various testing: Regardless of the reason, you will have to pay any fees for tests you must complete. This guide will hopefully help you figure out what you have to do or at least point you in the right direction.
If you have any questions not answered in the guide you can contact a ServiceOntario Centre. You might also be interested in these guides: