Ontario Reinstating Renewal Requirements for Driver’s Licences, Licence Plate Stickers and Health Cards

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The Ontario government is reinstating renewal requirements for driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, Ontario Photo Cards, Ontario health cards, and other products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020, but were extended to provide immediate relief to Ontarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those needing to renew their provincial documents are encouraged to use ServiceOntario’s convenient and easy-to-use online option.

To ensure everyone has enough time to renew, Ontario has extended the renewal deadlines for most driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, and Ontario Photo Cards and health cards until February 28, 2022. Heavy commercial vehicle owners will need to renew their vehicle validations by December 31, 2021. Novice licence holders (class G1, G2, M1 or M2) will have until December 31, 2022 to requalify for or upgrade their novice driver’s licence. People who have not renewed their products during the Extended Validity period will be required to pay the fee for previous years in addition to the current year renewal fee. Ontario has temporarily waived requirements for people to renew their driver’s licences in person, including those for senior drivers. 

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, explained “As more people continue to get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant, it is important that people renew their health cards so that they can continue to quickly access the high quality health care services that they need, when they need them.”

As part of the government’s commitment to developing convenient and accessible services for Ontarians, ServiceOntario now offers more than 40 services online. “Our government is making life easier and more convenient for Ontarians through simple and fast online renewal options available 24/7” said Ross Romano, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. “Customers can skip the lines by renewing their documents through ServiceOntario’s easy-to-use and secure online services right from the comfort and safety of their home.” You can book an appointment in advance by visiting Ontario.ca/Appointment. Ontarians are strongly encouraged to renew their documents online at ServiceOntario.ca.

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