Driver’s license system upgrades coming Friday

The upgrades required to produce Prince Edward Island’s new, more secure driver’s license and ID card are coming to the Access PEI locations in Alberton, Tignish, and Wellington this Friday, December 8.

As a result, anyone in western Prince Edward Island needing a new or duplicate driver’s license or identification card on Friday must visit the O’Leary or Summerside Access PEI sites. Driver`s licenses can be renewed up to five months before they expire at the regular renewal fee with no additional cost.

“The province of Prince Edward Island is committed to providing Islanders with the most secure and convenient solutions for the issuance of driver license and identification cards,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar. “As we roll out our new system, we are working to ensure minimal disruption to Islanders.”

While Islanders will still visit an Access PEI location to purchase a driver license or identification card, the new cards will now be mailed directly to individuals within 14 days. Individuals will be given a receipt at the service counter that will serve as a temporary license good for 30 days and can use their existing card (if they have one) until the new card arrives.

Access PEI O’Leary received the updates in November. Upgrades to the remaining Access PEI locations in Summerside, Charlottetown, Montague and Souris will take place over the weekend and should not cause disruptions.

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