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The NWT Drivers Licence

The Process
  1. Go to one of the NWT Driver and Vehicle Licensing Issuing Offices to renew or apply for a Drivers Licence. That page also has the schedule for driver examiner visits to various communities. 
  2. You will be required to fill out an “N.W.T. Application for Driver’s Licence or General Identification Form”, prior to the issuance of a driver’s licence or GIC.
  3. Meet the identification requirements and an issuing agent will give you a Temporary Drivers Licence (TDL). (If you are from outside of Canada, please click here.) The TDL you receive at that time can be used to drive until you receive the final licence by mail in two to four weeks.
Those renewing an NWT Drivers Licence who have a Secure Drivers Licence, whose address on their Licence is current, and who have already met all conditions for obtaining a secure Drivers Licence, can use the Secure Drivers Licence alone to meet all identification requirements for renewal.  Those clients who also wish to change their address information when renewing their DL, must provide their secure DL and a residency document. Those who do not meet these conditions will still have to produce Proof of Birthdate and Legal Name, government-issued photo identification, and proof of residency.

Wait
for your Drivers Licence to arrive in the mail – the card will be mailed directly to you.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, a status check with Citizenship and Immigration Canada is required prior to receiving any licensing services.

To start the process of obtaining a status check, please attend your local issuing site with the documents listed below. If you are in the North Slave Region, please attend Road Licensing and Safety Headquarters, 4510 Franklin Avenue, Yellowknife NT, with the following:
1. Legal Name and Date of Birth;
2. Photo ID;
3. Proof of Residency;
4. Current Work Permit or proof of entitlement to be in Canada.

The General Identification card

The Process  
  1. Go to one of the NWT Driver and Vehicle Licensing Issuing Offices to renew or apply for a General Identification card. 
  2. You will be required to fill out an “N.W.T. Application for Driver’s Licence or General Identification Form”, prior to the issuance of a  GIC.
  3. Meet the identification requirements.   

The process for obtaining a General Identification Card (GIC) is identical, except that there is no temporary GIC issued.

 


The Features  

   The NWT Drivers Licence has a new format to make it a more secure identification card. Some of the new security features are:
  • Bar codes
  • UV inks
  • Clear window / Ghost image
  • Fine line patterns

You also have the option now of obtaining a Drivers Licence with terms of one, three or five years.


The Benefits
  • More recognizable as a travel document
  • More durable
  • Stronger protection against fraud and identity theft
  • More flexibility with one, three and five year renewal term
 

The Cost
 

Drivers Licences, Manuals and General Identification Card Information

5-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in  $98.00
5-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in - Seniors $49.00
3-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in $75.00
3-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in - Seniors $38.00
1-year term Drivers Licence including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in $41.00
1-year term Drivers Licence - including Learner's, renewal, and transfer in -Seniors $21.00

General Identification Cards
Issue General Identification Card $37.00
Issue General Identification Card - Seniors                                                         $19.00 
Replacement General Identification Card $22.00
Replacement General Identification card - Seniors $11.00

*Note: The GIC is offered on a 5-year term only.


Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem. You can help avoid it by:
1. Guarding your personal information and documents
2. Being vigilant
3. Guarding your computer and its information
4. Keeping your key documents secure.
Identity theft is a growing problem. You can help avoid it by: 1) Guarding your personal information and documents 2) Being vigilant 3) Guarding your computer and its information. Keeping your key documents secure. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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