Documents used to prove identity must be the original copy (not photocopied) from an authority such as the provincial or federal government or a federal agency.
Your identity is defined by and includes all 3 of the following:
- legal name - assumed names, alias names and nicknames will not be accepted
- complete birth date (day/month/year)
You will need a minimum of 2 pieces of original identification (pdf, 1.7 mb) to establish your identity. This identification must be in the same name. Section C of a Signature/Guarantor form (pdf, 310) can be used to verify a 1st-time driver's signature.
It’s not necessary for both pieces of identification to each have your legal name, birth date and signature. As long as together both pieces of identification prove your legal name, birth date and signature, you will meet the requirement. For example, if you have 1 piece of identification that proves your legal name and birth date, and another that proves your signature, you will meet the requirement.
That said, if you have 1 piece of identification that proves all 3 - your legal name, birth date and signature - you will still need to provide another piece of identification that proves at least 1 of your legal name, birth date or signature.
If your name has changed
The 2 pieces of identification required to prove your identity (legal name, birth date and signature) must be in the same name. If, for example, you have a birth certificate in your maiden name and a Saskatchewan Health card in your married name, a marriage certificate or vital statistics document would also be required to tie the 2 names together.