Drivers and Vehicles

Licences and Identification Cards

Drivers Licences

To obtain a drivers licence, follow these steps: 

  1. Visit your local issuing office to renew or apply for a driver's licence.You can also renew your driver’s licence or book a driver’s exam online.
     
  2. You will be required to fill out an “N.W.T. Application for Driver’s Licence or General Identification Form”, prior to a driver’s licence being issued.
     
  3. If you meet the identification requirements you may be issued a Temporary Driver's Licence, which can be used to drive until you receive the final licence by mail in two to four weeks. 
    NOTE: Those renewing an NWT Driver's 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 driver's licence, can use the secure driver's licence alone to meet all identification requirements for renewal.  Those clients who also wish to change their address information when renewing their driver's licence must provide their secure driver's licence and a residency document. Those who do not meet these conditions will be required to produce Proof of Birth Date and Legal Name, government-issued photo identification, and proof of residency.
     
  4. Wait for your driver's licence to arrive in the mail. 

General Identification Cards

To obtain a general identification card, follow these steps: 

  1. Attend one of the NWT Driver and Vehicle Licensing 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.