Change information on a driver’s licence

Sample driver's licenceFind out what you need to change or correct your name, date of birth, sex designation and other personal information that is printed on your driver’s licence.

The steps to correct or change your information on a driver’s licence depend on which information needs to be changed.

You can change the address on your driver’s licence online.

But, you will need to visit a ServiceOntario centre to change your:

  • name
  • height
  • date of birth
  • sex designation

To change the personal information on your driver’s licence, you need to bring:

  • your current driver’s licence
  • original supporting documents listed below for each change or correction

Find a ServiceOntario centre

To add or remove a condition or restriction for glasses or contact lenses you must visit a DriveTest centre or  College Park ServiceOntario centre in Toronto and provide the following:

  • your current driver’s licence
  • a letter from an optometrist (if applicable)
  • take an eye test 

Cost
Changing the information to your driver’s licence is free.

What you need to know

When a new driver licence card is issued to you, the previous licence card becomes void once the new one arrives.  It is your responsibility to ensure the old card is properly disposed of.

Name

To change or correct your name on the driver’s licence, you need to bring proof of name change according to the list of accepted original documents to a ServiceOntario centre.

Sex designation

To change your sex designation on the driver’s licence you need to bring the required supporting documents to a ServiceOntario centre.

Date of birth

To change or correct your date of birth you need to provide one of the following original documents:

  • birth certificate
  • certified copy of statement of live birth (government issued)
  • citizenship card
  • Canadian certificate of Indian status
  • permanent resident card
  • permanent resident form
  • record of landing

Height

Visit a ServiceOntario centre to change or correct your height shown on the driver’s licence.

Restrictions or conditions

To add or remove a condition or restriction for glasses or contact lenses you must visit a DriveTest centre or College Park ServiceOntario centre in Toronto and provide the following:

  • your current driver’s licence
  • a letter from an optometrist (if applicable)
  • take an eye test 

How do I

Updated: September 10, 2014