Identity documents and proofs of home address accepted by the Directeur de l'état civil

Only the identity documents listed below are accepted.

Valid photo ID Valid proof of home address
Driver's licence, learner's permit or probationary licence issued by Québec, another Canadian province or territory or a US state

The driver's licence, learner's permit or probationary licence is accepted as photo ID only if it is not submitted as proof of home address.
Driver's licence, learner's permit or probationary licence issued by Québec, another Canadian province or territory or a US state

The driver's licence, learner's permit or probationary licence is accepted as proof of home address only if it is not submitted as photo ID.
Health insurance card issued by a Canadian province and bearing a photograph Municipal or school tax bill (no more than one year old)
Canadian or foreign passport Government postal correspondence (no more than one year old)
Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate (issued between 2002 and 2012) Recent bill from an energy, telephone service or cable provider (no more than three months old)
Canadian Permanent Resident Card Construction competency certificate (apprentice or journeyperson)
US Permanent Resident Card (green card) Hospital card along with a health insurance card bearing a photograph
Canadian immigration document IMM 1442 Record of employment or pay slip (no more than three months old)
Official IDs for members of the military, police officers or diplomats posted in Canada Home or car insurance certificate or statement (no more than one year old)
Certificate of Indian Status School transcript (no more than one year old)
ID card issued by a Canadian province or territory Bank statement (no more than three months old)
Change of address receipt from Canada Post (no more than three months old)

If you are unable to provide a valid photo ID or valid proof of home address, please contact us to determine the best solution in your case.

If you are unable to provide a valid photo ID, you can submit a guarantor’s declaration by filling out the Déclaration du répondant (PDF, 41 Ko) This link opens a new window. (in French only).

Digital documents

Digital documents are not accepted as valid photo ID.

The following digital documents are accepted as a valid proof of home address:

  • Change of address receipt from Canada Post (no more than three months old)
  • Recent bill from an energy, telephone service or cable provider (no more than three months old)
  • Record of employment or pay slip (no more than three months old)
  • School transcript (no more than one year old)
  • Bank statement (no more than three months old)

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Reviewed: 2019-08-22


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