Depending on the class of your license, as well as your age and medical status, your Alberta driver’s license may be up for renewal every one to five years. It’s important to pay close attention to when your drivers license renewal is due to avoid fines and penalties.
Here’s everything you need to know about renewing your driver’s license in Alberta.
You Can Request a Driver’s License Renewal Early
Whether you’re going out of town, busy with work commitments, or simply like to be on top of things, you can renew your driver’s license up to one year ahead of its expiration date. It’s also helpful to renew early if you’ve recently moved, as you’ll avoid paying additional fees to request a change of address on your license.
It’s Important to Renew Your Driver’s License on Time
Driving without a valid license is against the law in Alberta and could subject you to hefty fines and vehicle seizure. It’s also important to keep in mind that if your license expired more than three years ago, you’ll be required to pass your written and road tests again before Registrations Are Us can issue you a new one. Furthermore, if the photo on your license is more than four years old, you’ll need to take a new one for your driver’s license renewal.
Registrations Are Us Can Provide Reminder Alerts
In recent years, the Alberta government has stopped sending mailout reminders for driver’s license and ID card renewals, as well as for vehicle registration renewals. Registrations Are Us is happy to provide you with SMS or email reminder alerts when your driver’s license is approaching its expiry date.
How to Renew Your Alberta Driver’s License
You can visit Registrations Are us in person for your Alberta driver’s license renewal. You’ll need to bring your old driver’s license with you, as well as additional identification if it’s been expired for more than six months.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
- Birth certificate
- Citizenship card
Your identification will need to be accompanied by a utility bill, land title, or residential lease agreement that shows your current legal address.
Furthermore, you’ll require a medical examination form completed by your physician if you’re 75 years of age or older, have a medical condition listed on your license, or applying for a class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s license renewal.
Renew Your Driver’s License with Registrations Are Us
Visit Registrations Are Us at 16658 109 Ave NW in Edmonton, Alberta to process your driver’s license renewal seven days a week or contact us for more information.