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How to renew a soon-to-expire or recently expired driver’s licence:

An Ontario driver’s licence is valid for 5 years. You need to renew it every 5 years either online (if eligible) or at a ServiceOntario centre. You can renew a driver’s licence, online or at a ServiceOntario centre, as early as 180 days before it expires and up to 12 months after it expires.

You can renew your driver’s licence online if:

You can renew your driver’s licence online if:

  • you don’t need a new photo (you must take a new photo every 10 years)
  • you have a full licence (G, M class) that isn’t cancelled, suspended, or expired for more than 12 months
  • you have a combination class of G1M, G2M, GM1, GM2, M1 or M2 (only the full portion will be renewed online)
  • you haven’t updated your address within the last 90 days
  • you don’t need tests (vision, written, or road)
  • you’re not removing a vision condition
  • you have no new medical conditions that may prevent you from driving
  • you don’t have outstanding fines or penalties

You cannot renew your driver’s licence online if:

You cannot renew online if your driver’s licence is cancelled or has been expired for more than 12 months.

To renew your driver’s licence online, you need:

  • your driver’s licence number
  • the 7-digit trillium number found on your driver’s licence (e.g., *1234567*)
  • your postal code

Renew your driver’s licence online

Renew your driver’s licence and OHIP card

You may be able to renew both your driver’s licence and Ontario photo health card if they expire at the same time.

To renew a driver’s licence in person, you need:

  • an original personal identification document showing your name, date of birth and signature
  • your renewal notice



The fees may vary if:

  • you are over 76 years of age
  • the expiry date on your driver’s licence is changing to match the expiry date on your health card

Payable by VISA, MasterCard, and Interac® Online.

You will be sent to a secure third party website to handle your payment. Once your payment is complete you will be sent back to our site to obtain your receipt.


Online using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Interac® Online.


4 to 6 weeks


If you renew within 28 days of expiry up to 1 year after expiry: save and print your temporary driver’s licence at the end of your transaction. You must carry it with your photo driver’s licence when you drive.

If you renew more than 28 day before expiry: you will get a renewal confirmation at the end of your transaction. Print and save it as proof of renewal until your new driver’s licence arrives in the mail.

Source: Service Ontario

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