Here are important drivers licences and road tests updates.
Extended Validation Periods for Drivers Licences
Ontario is extending the validity of drivers licences, vehicle and carrier products and services that expired on or after March 1, 2020. These will continue to remain valid and legal past the expiry until further notice.
Products and services that are extended:
- extending drivers’ licences expiration dates, temporary drivers’ licences, driving instructor licence and driving schools, Ontario Photo Card
- extending the Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL) expiration date for driving purposes only. The expired EDL will not be valid as a travel document
- extending 10-day special permits and temporary validation
- extending the requirement to register a vehicle (including snow vehicles) within six days
- extending the requirement to change address or vehicle modification within six days
- extending the Safety Standards Certificate and Structural Inspection Certificate
- extending the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), annual oversize/overweight permits and semi-annual and annual vehicle inspections
- amending effective date for mandatory electronic emission test for heavy diesel commercial vehicles from July 1, 2020 to Oct 1, 2020
- extending expiration dates for Receipts from online renewals beyond 14 days
- If you are required to submit a medical or vision report to the Ministry of Transportation, we are extending your due date by 60 days or more.
Road tests updates
Closure of Drive Test Centres
Effective March 23, 2020, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed until further notice.
Ontarians can rest assured:
- They will not lose their current driver’s licences due to this decision
- No driver’s licence applicants will lose test fees as a result of the closures
- The current “Fail to Keep Appointment” penalty fee will also be waived.
Road tests missed between March 16, 2020 and today
Any driver who has missed their scheduled road test between March 16, 2020 and today will not be charged fees for missing the test. You will have a credit automatically placed on your file that you can use when rescheduling in the future.
This will be an automatic process. You do not need to complete any actions to get a credit.
Reschedule or cancel a road test
If you have a driving test coming up, you should reschedule or cancel your appointment. Your initial fee will remain on your record so you can apply it when you reschedule. You can reschedule:
- By phone: toll-free: 1-888-570-6110 or telephone: 647-776-0331
Please visit www.drivetest.ca or https://www.ontario.ca/page/extended-validation-periods for more information.
Source: Ministry of Transportation of Ontario