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Lost or Stolen Driver’s License

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If your license is stolen, you should contact Calgary Police at 403-266-1234 immediately to report the theft. If you get a crime report, show it to us so we can document it for you.

Apply for a Duplicate License

For a duplicate license to replace a lost or stolen licence, come into Registries Plus right away so we can order a duplicate for you. The cost will be $28.00. You will have the same photo as before and you will need to sign for the license. You must come into the office in person – this is not a service we can offer over the phone and you can’t authorize another person to do the service for you.

We also recommend that you refer to the Calgary Police Service’s comprehensive guide on steps to take to avoid identity theft.

Required Documentation

Whether your license is lost or stolen, we will need to see supporting identification documents before we can access your motor vehicle file. This policy is in place to protect your privacy and the integrity of the motor vehicle database. Please bring government-issued photo ID if at all possible (i.e. valid Passport, PR Card, Secure Certificate of Indian Status, etc.) If you don’t have these, please bring your birth certificate and two pieces of mail with your name and full address (i.e. utility bill, phone bill, tax return).

Extenuating Circumstances

In extreme cases (for example in cases of fire or flood) where you are unable to provide any documentation to support your identity, you can bring in a friend or family member to verify your identity. The person who attests to your identity must present a valid Alberta Driver’s License or ID card and be prepared to sign a Statutory Declaration to affirm your identity. There is an additional cost of $19.00 to commission the Statutory Declaration and requires supervisor approval.

After You Apply

You will leave our office with a paper interim license which does not have a photo. It will take approximately 2 weeks to receive the actual card in the mail.

If you haven’t received the new card within 21 days, call 780 427-7013 for an explanation of the delay. Then, please come back to our office with your temporary ID or Driver’s Licence and a piece of ID so we can order a replacement.

In Alberta you are required to come into the registry in person for all driver’s license services – you cannot authorize another individual to do this on your behalf. There is no “rush” service available for driver’s licenses – they are printed off-site.

See Also:

It's awful to lose your personal identification, but when it comes to Alberta government issued documents, we are here to help!

Licence plate theft is on the rise in Alberta. It's important to make sure the plates on your vehicle belong to you and to report it immediately if you realize they have been stolen or switched.

If you were born in Alberta, your Alberta birth certificate is the essential "foundational document" you need in order to get other identification.