Driver's licenses are valid for one to 5 years, depending on a number of factors, such as license class, medical status, and age. It's illegal to drive with an expired driver's license. Alberta licenses have an expiration date of one to five years depending on their class and other factors. Your driver's license expires on the day of your date of birth (not the last day of your month of birth).
The expiration date will appear on the back of your driver's license. Licensing photos that are four years or longer will need a new photo taken when you renew. You must renew your Alberta driver's license every 5 years. You may need to renew more often based on your age, health, and legal status.
Plan to renew your driver's license before the expiration date arrives. You can renew your license up to one year before it expires. Complimentary reminder renewal forms for driver's licenses are generally mailed to customers six to eight weeks before the expiration date. If you have lost your renewal notice or haven't received it in the mail, you don't need this form to renew your license.
Most license renewals can be done online, including one-year driver's license and ID card renewals (with existing photo) and replacement or cancellation of driver's license and ID card. If you have a My Alberta digital ID, you can apply here to renew your driver's license and here to renew your ID card. I visited him to renew my driver's license and vehicle registration, and returned the next day to file corporate returns. The process to close the out-of-province driver's license requires the current province to notify its previous province that it has applied for an Alberta driver's license.
You need proof of Alberta residency and documentation of Canadian citizenship or immigration if you are changing an out-of-province driver's license to an Alberta driver's license. This blog will explain everything you need to know about the new Alberta driver's license renewal process online, whether you're a senior driver or have a full Class 5 license.