Highways and Public Works

How to Apply

Whether you are renewing an existing Yukon Driver's Licence or applying for the first time, specific identity and residency documentation will be required.

*NOTE:
Yukon Health Care cards and cellphone bills cannot be used as proof of Yukon residency.

Renewing your Yukon Driver's Licence (DL)/General Identification Card (GIC)

You will need to present your expired or expiring Yukon DL/GIC and any one(1) of the following current documents reflecting your address:

• Utility bill such as; ATCO Electric, NorthwesTel (telephone and/or internet), municipal utilities bill (water and sewer/property taxes)

• Bank statement or a stamped banking profile from a local bank, credit card statement

• Mortgage documentation

• Income tax return (notice of assessment) recent year

• Signed residential tenancy agreement

• Social assistance benefit confirmation

• Employment confirmation (signed and on company letterhead)


 

New Applicant Requirements for Yukon Driver's Licence (DL)/General Identification Card (GIC)

If you are applying for your first Yukon Driver’s Licence or General Identification Card, you will need to present documentation that provides full legal name, date of birth, photo and signature, as well as proof of Yukon residency.

Proof of identity

Examples:

•  Full legal name
Canadian birth certificate, valid passport (provided it displays your full legal name) or permanent resident card  
•  date of birth
Canadian birth certificate, Citizenship and Immigration Canada documents or Secure Certificate of Indian Status card.

•  photo and signature
 
Canadian driver’s licence, passport, Secure Certificate of Indian Status card.
 

Proof of  Yukon Residency 

You must provide any two (2) of the following current documents:

• Utility bill such as; ATCO Electric, NorthwesTel (telephone and/or internet), municipal utilities bill (water and sewer/property taxes)

• Bank statement or a stamped banking profile from a local bank, credit card statement

• Mortgage documentation

• Income tax return (notice of assessment) recent year

• Signed residential tenancy agreement

• Social assistance benefit confirmation

• Employment confirmation (signed and on company letterhead)


*Note: Applicants for either a DL or GIC, who are under the age of 18 years, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must present proof of identity and residency.

Once approved, you will receive a 90-day temporary DL. There are no temporary GIC’s. Your permanent DL or GIC will be mailed to you within 5 – 10 business days.

** If you are travelling within 10 days, and provide proof of travel, a secure DL/GIC may be produced immediately.


 
Other documents are acceptable, please see the Full List of Accepted Documents.

Need more information about what to bring?

More Information for:


Yukon Driver’s Licence Holders
All existing Yukon Driver’s Licences are valid until the expiry date on the card. You may renew your Driver's Licence  or General Identification Card 6 months prior to the expiry date.

Yukon residents with Driver’s Licences may also have a General Identification Card.
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Applicants in Rural Communities
You may apply for a Yukon Driver's Licence/General Identification Card at any of the following satellite offices; Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Teslin, Ross River and Watson Lake. Territorial Agents and Representatives in these communities are able to receive card applications and take digital photographs and digital signatures. This information will then be sent through Yukon’s internal government computer system for production at Motor Vehicles in Whitehorse. Cards are mailed to applicants and temporary licences are issued to cover the waiting period.

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Applicants Who Have Changed Name
If your birth certificate, valid passport or permanent resident card does not reflect your current full legal name, please also bring your marriage certificate(s) or legal name change document(s).
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mmigrants to Canada
Bring your Citizenship and Immigration Canada documents with you to show your status in Canada. When you apply, also bring two documents showing your Yukon address and your out of country Driver’s Licence, if you possess one.

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Applicants Under 18
A parent or legal guardian must accompany applicants under 18 years of age. Both must provide proof of identity and Yukon residency.  Parents may withdraw their approval by returning the Driver’s Licence or General Identification Card to Motor Vehicles. The General Identification Card is intended for every Yukoner who would like one.  There is no minimum age to apply for a General Identification Card.

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Students Living Outside of Yukon
Students attending school outside of Yukon are still considered to be Yukon residents. If you are outside of the territory and have lost your licence or wish to renew, please contact our offices to discuss.
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Organ Donors
Applicants may choose to have an organ donor symbol appear on their Driver’s Licence or General Identification Card. During the application process, registered organ donors must present their valid Yukon health card bearing the organ donor indicator. To become a registered organ donor contact  www.hss.gov.yk.ca

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Secure Evidence of Identity
Yukon’s Driver’s Licence and General Identification Card is accepted throughout North America. The information the card carries is trusted to represent the cardholder's identity. During the application process, applicants present documents that meet national standards, and Yukon government staff verifies the evidence of residency and identity. The cards meet North American standards for secure government-issued ID, and the application process meets standards set by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

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