Ontario Photo Cards can be renewed online, validity extended to 10 years


Ontario Photo Card holders now have the option of doing renewals online instead of in-person at a ServiceOntario centre. For those who cannot or choose not to renew online, renewals at a ServiceOntario centre will still be available.

The validity of the card has also been extended to 10 years. This allows for the same photo ID image to be used the first time you renew your card, either online or in-person.

The Ontario Photo Card provides Ontarians who do not have a driver’s licence with access to their government-issued identification, making it easier for them to do things such as open a bank account, receive a ballot when voting, and perform any other activities that require official identification.

People can apply for an Ontario Photo Card if you:

“Our government recognizes that online renewals provide greater convenience and accessibility for people across the province,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By giving Ontario Photo Card holders an alternative option to renew in-person, we’re helping vulnerable populations and those who have difficulty attending a physical centre keep their ID up-to-date.”

The fee for renewing an Ontario Photo Card remains the same at $35.00, whether renewing online or in-person at a ServiceOntario centre.




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