Motor Registration Division is the agency responsible for issuing photo identification cards. The identification card is accepted for all purposes for which proof of identification is required under any act of this province, such as purchase of liquor, cigarettes, etc.
In order to qualify for a photo identification card, you must be a resident of this province.
Any person who is taking up residency in Newfoundland & Labrador, who originates from outside of Canada, and who is applying for an identification card must provide proof of their legal presence in Canada, with one primary proof of legal presence and one secondary document or two primary documents (one of which must be an acceptable document for proof of legal presence) as listed within each category below.
Any person who is a Canadian resident will need two pieces of identification, with at least one being an original primary document and the second an original secondary document as listed within each category below:
¹ if the name on the birth certificate is not your current name, you will require another original of documents such as a marriage certificate which specifies your current name.
You may produce two pieces of identification from the primary list but
WE CANNOT ACCEPT TWO PIECES OF IDENTIFICATION FROM THE SECONDARY LIST.
If you are married and wish to have your married name on your photo id card, you must also have your marriage certificate with you. The ID card is valid for a 5 year period at a fee of $25.
The airlines in Canada are asking for photo identification from passengers.
Some Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are out of province and do not have such
identification. At times, they are seeking assistance from Motor Registration
Division to obtain photo identification. Here's what to do:
Always check with the airlines to confirm they will accept the following.
When out of province, have a set of passport photos taken at any commercial location. Take the photos to a justice of the peace, notary public, commissioner of oaths or any other duly authorized person for certification. This will involve presentation of appropriate documents such as birth certificate, social insurance card, MCP identification, etc.