Identification Card

Alberta Photo Identification Card

An Alberta photo identification card (ID card) is available to Alberta residents who do not or cannot hold a valid Alberta operator’s licence. The ID card is clearly marked for identification purposes only and does not entitle the person to operate a motor vehicle under any circumstances.

The minimum age to obtain an ID card is 12 years old. Applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide consent. The ID card is issued for a 5-year term.

Identification Card - North East Registries Sunridge and Taradale Calgary Alberta

ID Requirements

Under the age of 18:
  • Parental consent: presence and ID of the mother, father or legal guardian (must see legal papers if guardian)

  • ID for the youth: passport, birth certificate or other proof of status in Canada (permanent resident card or citizenship card)

ID Requirements

Over 18 years of age
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Proof of full name and date of birth
  • Legal status in Canada
  • Proof of Alberta address dated in last 90 days  
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