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How Can I Apply for my Ontario Driver’s Licence? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How old must I be before I can apply for a licence in Ontario?

    You may apply for your licence as early as age 16.
  • Are there any necessary documents I should have with me when I go in to apply for my Ontario licence?

    Of course there are. When you go in to apply for your licence, you are required to have documents that show your
    • Legal Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Original Signature
    These can be documents such as a Passport (Canadian or Foreign), Canadian citizenship card with photo, Ontario Photo card, Employee/Student Authorization Form, Birth Certificate and etc.
  • Where is the closest place to go to apply for a driver’s licence in Ontario?

    There are 56 centres and 39 travel points across the province ready to serve you. You will easily find a MTO location near you by going to www.drivetest.ca/en/loc/Dec.aspx.
  • How do I contact my nearest Ontario MTO office?

    Contacting your nearest MTO office should be a breeze. Just call (614) 752-7500 or go online to http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/index.shtml
  • Who can bring me for my written (G1) test in Ontario?

    If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must bring you.
  • Do I need a physical when getting my licence in Ontario?

    No, a physical isn’t required in order to get your licence in Ontario.
  • Will a vision test be necessary when I go in to apply for my Ontario driver’s licence?

    Absolutely. The vision test is required when you go in to take your written test. It is all a part of acquiring your G1 licence.
  • Where do I go to get my Ontario driver’s licence picture taken?

    Your driver’s licence photo will be taken at your local MTO office.
  • How do I get a licence in Ontario?

    Applying for a licence in Ontario is about a 24 month process. There are steps put into place that allow you to easily transition into becoming a responsible licenced driver. You will….
    • First: Take and pass a written exam that will give you a G1 licence.
    • Second: Hold your G1 licence for at least 12 months. (Certain restrictions apply with this licence such as no driving without a G licenced driver with at least 4 years of experience in the front seat with you at all times), OR take a driver’s education course at a driving school and wait only 8 months
    • Third: Take and pass your G1 licence road test. Obtain your G2 licence.
    • Fourth: Hold your G2 licence at least 12 months. Then apply for your regular G licence.
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