Shawnessy Registry
IDENTIFICATION CARDS

An Alberta Identification Card is used in place of an Alberta Drivers Licence for people who do not drive. If you have been issued an Alberta Licence, you cannot have an Alberta Identification Card. If you would like an Alberta Identification Card, and you are between the ages of 12 and 18, please give us a call for the list of identification that you will be required to have. If you are 18 years of age or older, you will require the following:



  1. Photo documents that must contain your legal name and date of birth (DOB). At least one of these documents must also prove that you are legally permitted to be in Canada. Some examples of primary photo identification are (this is not an all inclusive list):
  • Alberta operator's licence or identification card
  • Photo driver's licence (from another jurisdiction)
  • Images on the Motor Vehicles System (MOVES)
  • Photo identification card issued by another Motor Vehicle jurisdiction or government issued photo identification
  • Citizenship, Immigration, Naturalization, or Permanent Resident Card
  • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Municipal, Territorial, Provincial or Federal Police Force Identification


  2. Support documents that contain two data elements such as name, DOB, signature, address, etc. At least one of these documents must show that you live in Alberta and have a residence here. Some examples of original support documents (certified documents are acceptable) are:
  • Birth or Marriage Certificate
  • Alberta Health Care Card
  • PAL
  • Chequing or saving account statements
  • Cancelled cheque with imprinted name contain your name and signature)


  3. Proof of residency within the Province of Alberta:
  • Municipal, Territorial, Provincial, and address
  • Utility, telephone, gas or cable TV bill in applicant's name
  • Property tax bill or receipt, land title or mortgage documents
  • Income tax receipts
  • Insurance documents (life, residential, etc.)

Some examples of unacceptable support documents are:

  • Interim/temporary driver's licence
  • Business cards
  • Cheque cashing cards
  • Library card
  • Video club membership cards

Once we have confirmed your identity, we will process the application for the Identification Card. You will receive an interim Identification Card until the photo Id comes in the mail. The interim Id Card is not acceptable as a form of Identification.



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