Renew your Driver’s License

Your PEI driver’s license is valid for three years only. To renew your driver’s license, you must appear in person at Access PEI to have your photo taken and your new card processed.

You may renew your driver’s license up to 5 months before the expiry date on your driver license.

All license/photo ID cards are now issued with design and security features to help prevent identity theft and fraud. When you renew your licence, you will receive a temporary document which is valid for 30 days. Your new card will be printed in an offsite facility and may take up to 14 business days to arrive in the mail. See Changes to Driver’s License and Photo ID Card.

What is the fee to renew a driver’s license?

For the current fee for a driver’s license refer to Drivers License Fees. 

All licensing and registration fees are prescribed in the Highway Traffic Act Fees Regulations. 

What if my driver’s license expires?

If your license has been expired for more than one year, but fewer than three, you must complete a vision test. If your license has been expired for more than three years you must pass vision, knowledge and road tests. Contact Access PEI to arrange for testing.

What if I am out of province when my driver’s license expires?

If you expect to be out of province at the time your license expires, you can renew as much as five months in advance of the expiry date.

If you are out of the province when your license expires and will be returning within six months you may request a one-time license extension. The extension is valid for up to six months and allows you to drive while you are away or to exchange your license in another jurisdiction.

How do I request a driver’s license extension?

You must complete both an application for driver’s license  and a client information form

Is there a fee to request an extension?

Yes, the fee is the same price as a regular driver license.

How can I get more information about extending my driver’s license?

For assistance or to request a driver’s license extension,

Telephone: (902) 838-0600
Fax: (902) 838-0610
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Published date: 
November 16, 2017
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