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How To Get Your Ontario Driver’s License Address Change?

In this article, we provide you with the intimate guide to get your Ontario driver's license address change as well as the relevant information. Let's start!

January 1, 2022

What do you need to know about Ontario driver’s license address change?

Once you have relocated, you must obtain an Ontario driver’s license address change, a vehicle permit, and/or a health card. The Ministry of Health must have your new address on file, therefore you must update it for your health card in addition to your driver’s license and vehicle permit.

To get a new vehicle permit with your new address on it, you must go to a ServiceOntario office.

Keep in mind to bring your current vehicle permit; if you forget and need a new one, you’ll likely have to pay a replacement fee.

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Deadline for updating your address

According to Ontario’s Law, you must update your driver’s license and vehicle permit  (the green ownership document) within 6 days from the time your Ontario driver’s license address changes. Besides, your new address must be updated on your health card within 30 days.

What do you need to change your address?

When your Ontario driver’s license address change, all services will require you to show your complete new residential and/ or mailing address which comprises postal code, city, province, and your address (with your unit number, floor, number, etc.).

Driver’s License and Vehicle Permit

You will need to provide your driver’s license number or registrant identification number, and the issue date on your driver’s license to change your driver’s license or vehicle permit.

Photo Health Card

To change the address that is printed on your health card, you must go to the ServiceOntario to change it in person. 

To update the new address for your photo health card online, you need to bring your health card number and version code, the 9 characters found on the back of your health card, and the postal code on your current driver’s license. 

Red and White Health Card

You must bring your health card number and version code (if applicable), and the postal code on your current driver’s license to change the address on your red and white health card. 

Cost and Delivery

The cost of changing the address on your Ontario driver’s license is free. 

You just need to wait between 4 and 6 weeks to have your driver’s license arrive in the mail.

Your vehicle permit isn’t delivered. You must bring your current license and original vehicle permit with you to pick it up at a ServiceOntario center. 

Your health card also isn’t delivered. In addition, there is no address on the physical card, so you can continue to use your existing health card. However, the Ministry of Health, which administers OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan), needs to have your new address on file, so you should update the new address on your health card soon. 

How do I change my address in Ontario online?

Ontario driver's license address change

You cannot update your address online if it is printed on your health card. If you want to change your address, you must go to a ServiceOntario center.

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In order to change the address on your health card, you need to have:

  • Photo Health Card or your Red and White Health Card
  • the postal code for the last address reported to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • your residential and mailing address

You must also update the address on your health card in order to use this online service to change the address on your driver’s license, vehicle license, and/or health card. You will need:

  • driver’s license or your vehicle permit
  • new and complete residential and mailing address

Note: The change of address will apply to both your driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Due to your online address change, you will:

  • not receive your new health card in the mail
  • receive your new driver’s license in the mail in 4 to 6 weeks, provided your license does not have to be renewed within 90 days of the change of address.
  • need to go to a ServiceOntario center to exchange your existing vehicle license for a new one

Using this online tool to update your address with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care or the Ministry of Transportation is free of charge. You may also complete the online form on Official ServiceOntario.

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