Before you can replace a driver's licence, you must prove your identity. Go to any service outlet to replace a driver's licence and provide one of the following pieces of identification bearing your photo:
Note: For replacement of a damaged licence, you may show that licence as proof of your identity, provided you are still recognizable on the photo and the reference number, name and identification number are still readable.
If you are unable to provide one of the pieces of identity mentioned above, you must provide two other pieces of identity. The first one may be:
The second piece of identity must include a photo and be one of the following:
Find out the cost to replace a photo driver's licence.
We recommend that you report the theft or loss of your driver's licence to the local police and request an official written attestation. The attestation must be written in either French or English, or be submitted along with a translation. If you are unable to obtain an attestation, go to the Canadian embassy or consulate to sign a solemn declaration that your licence has been lost or stolen.
To replace your driver's licence, mail or fax a duly signed licence replacement request and enclose the attestation from the local police or the solemn declaration signed at the embassy or consulate. Make sure to indicate the following information on your request:
Documents to enclose with your request
Note: If you are vacationing outside of Québec for a few months, you are not required to provide any documents to justify your temporary absence from Québec.
If you are eligible, you will receive a licence bearing the photo and signature found in your file. This licence will remain valid until your next licence renewal. If you are not eligible, you will receive a licence without a photo or signature that will be valid for a period of up to one year (until your licence payment deadline). A licence without photo or signature is a special measure that allows you to drive until you return to Québec.
Find out the cost to replace a licence without photo.
If you would like to receive your driver's licence by express mail or courier, please indicate this in your request and enclose a credit card number and its expiry date. We accept American Express, MasterCard and VISA. Please note, however, that credit cards are only used to cover postal or courier costs.