Change the address on your driver’s licence and health card

open mailboxHow to change the address on your health card, driver’s licence, and/or vehicle permit online.

Before you start, you need your complete new residential and/or mailing address.

When you update a driver’s licence or vehicle permit, you must also update the address on your health card.

You will need this information:

Health card

  • health card number and version code (if applicable)
    • if you have a red and white health card: the postal code on record
    • if you have a photo health card: the Canadian citizenship or immigration document (e.g. birth certificate, passport) number used when you applied for the card

Driver’s licence and vehicle permit

  • driver’s licence number or registrant identification number
  • issue date on your driver’s licence

Change your address online

Find a ServiceOntario centre

Cost

Free

Online completion time

15 minutes

Delivery

4 to 6 weeks to receive updated documents.

You need to visit a ServiceOntario centre to pick up your new vehicle permit (the green ownership document).

Note: You will only receive a new health card if your old health card has an address on the back. If you are changing the address on your vehicle registration (ownership) you will need to visit a ServiceOntario centre to exchange your old registration for a new one that shows your new address. There is no charge for this service.

 

 

What you need to know

To change your address online you may require your citizenship document number. Your citizenship document could be one of the following documents:

  • birth certificate from a Canadian province or territory
  • Canadian passport
  • valid permanent residence card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Record of Landing

Check the Ontario Health Coverage Document List (list 1) for all possible citizenship documents.

By law, you need to update your driver’s licence and vehicle permit within 6 days of a change of address.

By law, you need to update the address for your Ontario health card within 30 days of a change of address.

How do I

Converting your red and white health card to a photo health card

Converting your red and white health card to a photo health cardKeep your address up to date on your health card or you may miss out on important information on health care.

To switch from a red and white health card to a photo health card, visit a ServiceOntario centre with the following:

You can book an appointment to convert your health card at some ServiceOntario centres.

 

Updated: April 14, 2014