What do you need to know about Ontario driver’s license address change?
You need to get an Ontario driver’s license address change, vehicle permit, and/or health card once you have moved to another address. You need to update your new address not only for your driver’s license or vehicle permit but also for your health card because the Ministry of Health needs to have your new address on file.
You must visit a ServiceOntario center to exchange your existing vehicle permit for one displaying your new address.
Remember to bring your existing vehicle permit because if you do not bring it but want to get a new one you probably have to charge 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 driver’s license is free.
You just need to wait between 4 and 6 weeks to have your driver’s license arrived 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.
Ontario driver’s license address change online.
If your health card has an address printed on it, you can not change it online. You have to visit a ServiceOntario center to update your address.
In order to change the address on your health card, you have to:
- 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
To change the address on your driver’s license and/or vehicle license using this online service, you must also change the address on your health card. You have to:
- 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 within 4 – 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 location to exchange your existing vehicle license for a new one
There is no cost associated with using this online service to change your address with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care or the Ministry of Transportation. In addition, you can fill in the online form on Offical ServiceOntario.
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