Driver's License

West Lethbridge Drivers License Renewals & Defensive Driving Courses

  • Drivers Licenses
  • Learners License Testing
  • Alberta ID Cards
  • Renewal/Replacement License for Alberta Residents Temporarily Out of the Country
  • Out of Province Drivers License Exchange
  • Defensive Driving Courses
  • Driver Abstracts

Renewal

Please bring in your expiring driver’s license, if not possible, bring in other photo ID.

First Application

If you are applying for your Learners or ID Card and are under the age of 18, we will need to see the following documents:

Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 1 of the following)

  • Canadian Birth Certificate proving Legal Entitlement to be in Canada
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency
    And
  • Consent for a Minor form (must be signed in Registry Office)

If you are applying for you Learners or ID card and are 18 years old or older, we will need to see the following original documentation:

Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 1 of the following)

  • Birth Certificate (Canadian)
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Canadian Permanent Residency
  • Canadian government issued Photo ID
  • Work/Study Permit

Proof of Alberta Residency (bring in one of the following original)

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank Statement (must be mailed)
  • Pay stub
  • Tax Notice of Assessment
  • Or other relevant document

Out of Province

If you are applying for an Alberta Driver’s License and are coming in from out of the Province of Alberta, the following documentation must be presented

License from previous province or country

Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 1 of the following)

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship
  • Permanent Canadian Residency Card
  • Canadian Government Issued Photo ID Card
  • Work/Study Permit

Proof of Alberta Residency

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank Statement (must be mailed)
  • Pay stub/ Letter of Employment
  • Or other relevant document

Many jurisdictions have reciprocal licensing agreements with Alberta and Canada. Some do not. We will be able to advise you of any further requirements after we review your documents.

If under the age of 18, Consent for a Minor form will be required (must be signed in Registry Office)

Consent for Minor

Attention: All those wishing to write a learners test must come in before 4:00pm

You will need to provide acceptable ID to write the test:

Testers under the age of 18:

Please bring one of the following:

  • Original Birth Certificate (Canadian)
  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card (Canadian)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card

Underage testers will also need to bring either:

  • A parent or legal guardian
  • Consent for a minor
Driver Abstracts

form https://assets-powerstores-com.s3.amazonaws.com/data/org/22946/media/doc/consent_for_a_minor_1-9743b79ed53c9f32bad2b9fa05ed6356.pdf (Must be signed in a registry office)

Testers Over the age of 18:

Please bring:

  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Canadian Legal entitlement (Birth Certificate/Passport/Permanent Residency Card/Canadian Citizenship Card)
  • Proof of Alberta Residency (Bank statement/Bill/Paystub/Rental agreement- Something official with your name and address on it)

Visit the Alberta Transportation website for the basic Driver handbook. http://transportation.alberta.ca/733.htm

For more information please see: https://www.alberta.ca/class-7-learners-licence.aspx

Consent for Minor

Otherwise known as Government ID Cards.

If you are under the age of 18:

Please bring one of the following:

If you are over the age of 18:

Please Bring the following

  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Canadian Legal Entitlement (Birth Certificate; Passport; Canadian Citizenship Card; Permanent Residency Card)
  • Proof of Alberta Residency (Bill; Bank Statement; Rental Agreement- Something official with your name and address on it)

Please allow 7-10 days for mail delivery.

Please note: Your photo will be taken here in our office and will need to be updated every five years.

To replace a lost, stolen or expired Alberta Driver's License while you are out of the country, please complete the following "Code F" application and give us a call. We will help you get it replaced.

Out of Province

If you are applying for an Alberta Driver’s License and your previous license is from outside of the province of Alberta, the following documentation must be presented:

*License from previous province or country

*Legal Entitlement to be in Canada (bring in 1 of the following)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency Photo ID or Consent for a Minor
  • Passport
  • Government Issued ID Card

*Proof of Alberta Residency

  • Utility bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Bank Statement (must be mailed)
  • Pay stub/ Letter of Employment
  • Or other relevant document

Many jurisdictions have reciprocal licensing agreements with Alberta and Canada. Some do not. We will be able to advise you of any further requirements after we review your documents.

If under the age of 18, Consent for a Minor form (must be signed in Registry Office) will be needed to complete your application.

Consent for Minor

ONLINE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSES

Registry Connect has teamed up with Fleet Safety International to offer online defensive driving courses.

In addition to courses to improve driving skills on motorcycles and in trucks and cars, there is a 6 hour Defensive Driving Course providing successful participants a 3 demerit point reduction off their current driving record.

Designed by industry experts, all courses meet or exceed industry standards and are backed by Fleet Safety International's 30 years of experience in this business.

http://www.e-registry.ca/services/defensive-driving-courses.html

How to apply

THE DOCUMENTS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU WISH TO OBTAIN YOUR ABSTRACT.

REQUEST YOUR ABSTRACT IN PERSON

This is by far the simplest option and therefore the recommended route.

1. Fill out an application

Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information (PDF, 1 page)

2. Drop off the application

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted form of ID. Sign and date the form in front of the registry agent clerk.

Authorizing an Individual to Request Your Abstract on Your Behalf

If you can’t go to a registry agent to request your abstract, you may ask someone who is personally known to you and whom you trust and who agrees to represent you in requesting your driver abstract.

1. Fill out an application form

Driver Abstract Consent (PDF, 1 page)

  • check box 5(1)(a)
  • only fill out Part 1

Your representative needs to fill out:

Driver Abstract Statement of Intent (PDF, 1 page)

They will need to bring accepted photo ID.

2. Send application form

You can send the completed form directly to your representative or to the registry agent.

Your representative must apply in person at the registry agent office. They must sign and date the driver abstract statement of intent form in front of a registry agent clerk that will also sign the form as a witness.

Outside Alberta

You can request a driver abstract while outside Alberta.

1. Fill out an application

Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information (PDF, 1 page)

You will also need to provide a copy of accepted photo ID.

2. Go to a Notary Public

A Notary Public needs to verify your identity, and notarize the application form and the copy of accepted photo ID.

You must sign the form in front of the Notary Public.

3. Drop off the application

Send the following documents to an Alberta registry agent:

  • a signed and notarized application form
  • a copy of accepted photo ID
  • any fees required by the registry agent

The abstract must be returned to you by registered mail or courier at the address shown in the application. Please contact the registry agent for specific details.

Requesting a copy of a Minor's Abstract

A parent or legal guardian may apply for a person who is under 18 years of age and who is not self-supporting or married.

1. Fill out an application form

You need to fill out:

Driver Abstract Statement of Intent (PDF, 1 page) see form below

  • Check box 5(1)(b)(iv)

They will need to provide accepted photo ID.

2. Submit application form

Bring your application to a registry agent, along with an accepted form of ID. Sign and date the form in front of the registry agent clerk. The registry agent clerk will also sign as a witness.

Request for Personal Driving & Motor Vehicle Information

Drivers Abstract Consent

Drivers Abstract Statement of Intent

Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information

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