Saskatchewan's driver's licence includes images that represent the beauty of Saskatchewan's diverse landscape. It it has been designed with many security features and meets international standards important for travel and other identification requirements.
Multiple card versions in use
SGI recently changed card production vendors and began issuing the newest version of Saskatchewan’s driver’s licence and photo identification cards on April 1, 2016. As a result, there are currently 2 different card versions in circulation that have several minor differences in appearance. Both are completely valid.
Not everyone will receive a new card initially. New driver’s licence and identification cards will be issued only to customers whose old card has expired, who are getting a card for the first time, or who need to update information like address or name, etc. It will take up to 5 years before every Saskatchewan driver has the newest card.
The licence provides 3 advancing levels of security:
- Level 1 - features that can be easily seen or felt, such as laser engraved raised lettering, overlapping and variable text fields and a holographic-like image that displays different information when viewed from different angles or a clear portrait window, depending on the version
- Level 2 - features that require the use of a special tools, such as a magnifying glass or an ultraviolet light to reveal microprinting and UV inks
- Level 3 - features designed for law enforcement and forensic purposes