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Yes, you can request an abstract with just a learners licence. This can be requested right on our website here: https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract
Please complete the "Remote Driver's Licence/ID Card Application" which can be located on the Service Alberta website to renew your drivers license while you are outside of Alberta. You will need to provide the following documents (Via Email or Fax) - 1 Valid photo identification - Proof of legal presence in Canada (birth certificate, Canadian Passport, or immigration document) - Proof of Alberta address (with in the last 90days, Ex. Utility bill, pay-stub, mailed bank statements). Note* we can not accept electronic cell phone statements or electronic banking/credit card statements. Once the application and documents have been provided and reviewed we will send you a payment request via email for required licence renewal fees. Once the licence renewal is completed, we will then email you the interim license to be able to drive until you receive the permanent AB licence. When you return to Alberta, upon your next renewal date, you will need to supply the same type of documents listed above to re-enroll for the full licence term.
The online abstract will be processed within 24 hours of placing the request, during our operating hours. As MEP is not a traffic offense or a motor vehicle suspension, the MEP will most likely not appear on the driver’s abstract. To confirm if you have an MEP block, it would be best to contact MEP directly.
There is a licence process called Code F available to change your address when you are not able to attend the office in person. There is an application and ID that are required to process the Code F address change. The next time you renew your licence, there will be additional ID requirements needed; proof of identity, proof of legal presence, proof of Alberta residency and you will need to complete a vision screening and take a new photo. If you are able to attend the office for an address change, the documents mentioned above are not applicable as the address change will be processed in person which does not place the Code F on your Alberta licence. If you would like to proceed with the Code F address change, I can email you the application and information you need. For the birth certificate, all vital statistics applications must be done in person. The only exception is when the child is a newborn or born within the last year, the hospital would have provided you a tracking number to place the order through your MyAlberta Digital ID. When ordering your child’s birth certificate, you will need to select your Registry office, please indicate West-End Registries. If child is more than 1 year old and / or the hospital did not provide a tracking number, you must order the certificate in person. You will provide valid photo ID and an application will be completed in office which include the child’s birth details.
We can remove the condition code A from your driver’s licence. You don’t need to provide an documentation to have this removed. When you are in office, we will complete a vision test then process a replacement licence. The fee for the removal of the condition code is $28.00.
The money order can be made out to West-End Registries. If you need to review any details for the document you are preparing, please feel free to call or email me.
The fee to renew an Alberta Class 5 licence is $93.00 for 5 years. We will most likely need to take a new photo when renewing the licence. You will receive an interim licence that allows you to drive, the photo licence will be mailed to your home in approximately 7 – 10 business days.
The fee to renew an Alberta driver’s licence is $93 for a 5 year renewal. If your current licence is still valid or expired less than 6 months, your current licence is the only document we need to renew the driver’s licence. If your current licence is expired more than 6 months, please contact me and I will provide the required documents to you.
To update the address on your Alberta licence, you only need to provide the current licence. The fee is $28 to change the address. Also, to change the address on your vehicle registration, the fee is $7/vehicle. If you have not already completed the address change for AB Health, we can update the address here. There is no fee, just an application to complete.
From the date the Class 7 licence expired, you have 3 years to renew the learner’s licence before you would require full testing. If you have destroyed the licence, please provide one piece of government issued ID, Cdn Passport or Cdn Birth Certificate or Alberta Health Card. The proof of residency is only required if the licence has been expired for 6 months or more or if you have left Canada and are returning. The licence renewal is $93.00 for a 5 year renewal. A new photo is most likely required when renewing the licence. The new licence will be mailed to your home in approximately 7 – 10 business days. As you have learners experience, you must hold the licence for 365 days before you are eligible for a Class 5 Basic road test. Even though your licence had expired, your learning history is still available, so the 1 year does not restart. You may book your Class 5 basic road test on our website @ https://registryagent.ca/info/rt/
We can arrange for a staff member to conduct the Class 7 knowledge test orally. The fee is $30.00. To schedule the knowledge test appointment, please visit our registry office to pre-pay for the knowledge test and present your identification. We will schedule the knowledge test for a Tuesday or Wednesday morning @ 8 am. On your test date, you will need to provide all your identification then a staff member will read the knowledge test questions and answers to you. No other customers will be in the testing area while you are completing the knowledge test, which is the reason the test is by appointment only. ID requirements: If you are over 18, please provide your Alberta Identification Card. If you do not have the AB ID card, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (energy, cable, phone, etc.), original mailed bank statement or credit card statement, pay stub) If you are under 18, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), and a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card). Also, your parent or legal guardian, with their driver's licence, must attend the office to sign consent for your knowledge test and to issue the driver's licence.
You can change your driver’s licence or ID card, your vehicle registration, and Alberta health card at West-End Registries. Please supply your original marriage certificate and your Alberta driver’s licence or ID card. For AB Health, you and your spouse must be on the same account in order to change your name. If you are unsure if you are on the same account, please complete the AB Health Care "addition" form - https://cfr.forms.gov.ab.ca/form/ahc2212.pdf. If you just need to change your last name, please complete the AB Health Care "update" form - https://cfr.forms.gov.ab.ca/form/AHC2211.pdf. Name change fees: - driver’s licence or ID card $28.00 - vehicle registration $7/vehicle - AB Health Card – no change
Please bring the civil marriage statement issued by the marriage officiant to change the name on your driver’s licence. The name and address change will be $28.00.
To update the address on your Alberta Licence, we only need to provide your Alberta licence. The fee to change the address on your licence is $28.00. The fee to change the address on your vehicle registration is $7/vehicle. We can change the address on your AB health card, please provide your AB health card or valid photo ID. There is 1 application that you will fill out in office, there is no fee to change the address.
My understanding, if you are driving the vehicle on private property there is no licence requirements. But on public roads, the mechanic needs to hold the licence for the vehicle they are operating. You may call your local police station to request information. As a police officer would be issuing a ticket for driving a vehicle without the proper class of licence. Or after January 4 when Alberta Transportation returns from Christmas holiday, can be reached at 780-427-8901.
You can order a marriage certificate from our office, as long as the marriage occurred in the Province of Alberta. Please provide your valid photo ID to order the marriage certificate. The fee is $45.00. We can change the name on your AB licence, vehicle registration, and AB health card. If you have the civil marriage statement from the marriage officiant, we can use this document to change your name on the items listed. Otherwise, you will need to wait for the original marriage certificate before the name change can be processed. The AB Driver’s licence will take approximately 7 – 10 business days to arrive at your Alberta address. Until the licence arrives, you will have an interim licence to drive with, but it is not photo ID. Fees: AB licence name change: $28.00 Or, if necessary, licence renewal with name change: $93.00 Vehicle registration: $7.00 / vehicle AB health card: No charge For AB Health, you and your spouse must be on the same account in order to change your name. If you are unsure if you are on the same account, please complete the addition form - https://cfr.forms.gov.ab.ca/form/ahc2212.pdf. If you and your spouse are already on the same account, please complete the update form - https://cfr.forms.gov.ab.ca/form/AHC2211.pdf for the change of name.
The abstract application and driver’s licence must be less than 3000kb for the file size to upload for the online driver’s abstract request. If you have taken a photo of the originally signed application, you will need to crop the photo to remove all areas of the photo that does not have text/your signature. If you are using a computer you may be able to change the file size on the pdf document. I am unsure what programs you might have available on your computer, but there are a couple of options for reducing the file size.
The driver’s abstract request will be submitted and paid for on our website: https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract
No appointment is necessary to complete registry services. If your current ID card is valid to update the address on the ID, the fee is $28.00. We do not require an additional documents to change the address. If your current ID card has expired, we will need to renew the ID with the address change. The fee will be $49.00, if the renewal is required. Please email me if your ID is expired, I will need to know what date it expired to advise if you need additional documentation. If you haven’t already done so, we can also change the address for Alberta Health Card, there is no fee. There is an application that will completed to change the AB Health address.
Yes, you can request a commercial abstract. If you are currently in the Province of Alberta, you may request the commercial abstract on our website at: https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract
The abstract online request must be submitted through our secure online portal. Also, the payments are made online when you upload your documents. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature then you would be able to take a photo of the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. If you would like me to mail you the request form, please provide your home address. Otherwise, you can visit a registry office in person to obtain your driver’s abstract.
There is no appointment necessary for the learner’s knowledge test. Please attend our office at least 45 minutes before closing to allow ample time to complete the knowledge test. ID requirements: If you are over 18, please provide your Alberta Identification Card. If you do not have the AB ID card, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (i.e. energy, cable, phone, etc.), lease agreement, or pay stub) If you are under 18, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), and a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card). Also, your parent or legal guardian, with their driver's licence, must attend the office to sign consent for your knowledge test and to issue the driver's licence. The fee for the learner’s test is $17.00. The fee for the licence is $93.00.
The online abstract request must be submitted through our secure online portal with the completed application and the copy of your licence. If you do not have your licence, you may supply an alternative piece of identification which contains the your photo, legal name and date of birth (e.g., passport, citizenship card, permanent resident card)
If you are an Alberta resident, you may order an abstract through our secure online portal @ https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract/overview/alberta-online-drivers-abstracts. The payment is made online when you upload your documents. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature then you would be able to take a photo of the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. Or you may visit a registry office in person to obtain your driver’s abstract. If you are not an Alberta resident, you have two options for obtaining your abstracts. Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the "Driver's Abstract consent” form, with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a "Statement of Intent" form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the “Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information” request, with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment.
You may complete your Class 7 test at West-End Registries. No appointment is necessary. Please attend our office at least 45 minutes before closing to allow ample time to complete the knowledge test. ID requirements: If you are over 18, please provide your valid Alberta Identification Card. If you do not have the AB ID card, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (energy, cable, phone, etc.), original mailed bank statement or credit card statement, pay stub, or lease agreement) If you are under 18, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), and a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card). Also, your parent or legal guardian, with their driver's licence, must attend the office to sign consent for your knowledge test and to issue the driver's licence. The fee for the learner’s test is $17.00. The fee for the licence is $93.00.
Driver’s abstracts for the employees are not available as an automatic service. Each request for an abstract must have a request letter from the company. If the company doesn’t have an AMVIR agreement set up with Data Access and Contract Management Unit (DACMU), you will need to need to apply for the agreement prior to requesting abstracts for your employees. If you already have an AMVIR agreement or once it is set up, we can provide a template for a billing letter which you will complete on company letterhead and return to our office. The details on the billing letter will allow us to process the abstract requests. If at any time there are changes to any information on the billing letter (address, contacts, etc.), we will require an updated letter. We may also provide an Abstract template for requesting abstracts. When completing the template, please print on company letterhead with an original signature. We are unable to accept abstract requests with a digital signature. The abstract template will need to be faxed or dropped off in person when requesting the abstracts. The company AMVIR number must be place on each Abstract request. The PUAN is only required on the Billing letter. Please do not place the PUAN on the abstract request. To arrange for payment for the abstracts, we can send a payment link to pay be credit card. There will be a 3.5% activation fee when payment is made by credit card. Or we may accept a cheque, payment is required when picking up the abstracts.
A new licence photo is required every 4 years. The licence is usually issued for a 5 year term. In most cases, a new photo will be required at each renewal.
Yes, the abstract can be issued for a Class 7 learner’s licence. If you are currently in Alberta, the abstract may be requested through our secure online portal @ https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature, then you may take a photo or scan the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. Once we receive the request, the abstract will be sent via encrypted email within 24 business hours.
The abstract online request may be submitted through our secure online portal @ https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature, then you may take a photo or scan the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. Once we receive the request, the abstract will be sent via encrypted email in within 24 hours of receiving the request, during our operating hours.
If you are an Alberta resident, you may order a standard or a commercial abstract through our secure online portal @ https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature then you may take a photo or scan the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. The payment is made online when you upload your documents. Once we receive your request, we will return results to you by encrypted email in approximately 24 hours. If you are not an Alberta resident, you have two options for obtaining your abstracts. Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the Driver's Abstract Consent form, with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a statement of intent form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the Notarized Request for Personal and Motor Vehicle Information with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment.
Yes, we can issue or a renewal an Alberta identification card. If this is your first time applying for an ID, you must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (i.e. energy, cable, phone, etc.), lease agreement, or pay stub) If you need to renew your ID that has not been expired for 6 months or more, please supply your current ID card to renew. If the current ID has been expired for more than 6 months, please supply the documents listed above (as if you were applying for the first time). The fee to issue a new ID or renew is $49.00
The replacement licence can be ordered at West-End Registries. You will need to present one piece of government issued identification such as a birth certificate, AB health card, valid passport or immigration document. The fee to replace the licence is $28.00. You will receive an interim licence, which will allow you to drive. The permanent Alberta licence will arrive at your home or mailing address in approximately 7 - 10 business days.
Your interim licence is valid for 30 days. To request a replacement licence, please return to the office with your original interim licence and 1 piece of government ID (i.e.: AB health card, birth certificate, passport, etc.) If you have not received the licence in a “few months”, there may be a fee to request a replacement as there is a limit of 60 days to request a replacement at no charge when you did not receive the licence in the mail.
A 10 year driver’s abstract is the longest abstract available in Alberta. Being a resident of BC, you have 2 options to obtain an Alberta Driver’s Abstract, listed below. **Please note: The driver’s abstract does not show the individual’s driving experience or the date first licensed. If you are exchanging a driver’s licence from Alberta to another Province, you may need to request a confirmation letter. Please contact our office for more details. Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the "Driver's Abstract Consent” form, with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a "Statement of Intent" form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the “Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information” request, with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment.
In order for the employer to obtain the driver’s abstract, the company must obtain the abstract under the regulations of their Access to Motor Vehicle Information Regulation (AMVIR) agreement set up with Data Access and Contract Management Unit (DACMU) in Alberta. If you need only a few abstracts, setting up the AMVIR agreement is a lot of work and I am unsure if it is possible if you are outside Alberta. If the driver is currently in Alberta, they are able to visit any Alberta registry office to obtain the abstract in person. If the driver is an Alberta resident, they may order the abstract on our secure online portal @ registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract. For the online abstract, the employer will need to complete the form, provide a personal email address and make the payment on their personal credit card. If the driver is not an Alberta resident at this time and they are currently outside of Alberta, there are 2 options to obtain an Alberta Driver’s Abstract – listed below. 1) Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the Driver's Abstract Consent with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a statement of intent form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. 2) Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the Notarized Request for Personal and Motor Vehicle Information with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment. I hope this helps with obtaining the abstract for your Alberta drivers
Your G1 experience will transfer to Alberta when you apply for the Alberta Class 7. With 2 years of experience, you are eligible for a road test in Alberta. When you are in Alberta to apply for the Class 7 learner’s licence, please provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (energy, cable, phone, etc.), original mailed bank statement or credit card statement, pay stub, or lease agreement) Once you have your Alberta Class 7, you should wait 10 days to complete your road test. The road test may be booked on our website at https://registryagent.ca/info/rt/
There is no appointment necessary for registry services. You are able to renew your licence at anytime before your birthday. Our office is open regular hours, Mon – Fri 8 am – 6 pm, Thurs 8 am – 8 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. We will be closed on Good Friday. The fee to renew the licence is $93.00.
If you are able to attend our office to process the address change in office, we only need to have your current licence to change the address. The licence address change fee is $28 – online (see instructions below) or in person. Along with your licence, we can update any vehicle registration address, fee is $7 / vehicle. Also, your Alberta Health Care address change is no fee. Please review the information regarding the address change processed by email. Along with the application, you must submit: - photo ID (your current Alberta licence) - proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Passport, Birth Certificate, or immigration document) **If the name on your Alberta ID card and Birth Certificate is different, you will need to supply you marriage certificate if applicable. - proof of your Alberta residency (a bill, government statements or lease agreement) dated within the last 90 days. The steps to process the transactions would be: 1) Email all documents for the requested service to counter@registryagent.ca 2) We will review the documents and request any missing documents or clarification. 3) We will send you a payment request via email for the credit card payment 4) Once payment is received, we will process the requested service. Upon the next renewal, you must complete full licence enrolment. Full enrolment includes: 1) Provide proof of identity (current Alberta licence) 2) Provide proof of legal presence (Birth Certificate or Valid Canadian Passport or immigration document) **If the name on your Alberta ID card and Birth Certificate is different, you will need to supply you marriage certificate if applicable. 3) Provide proof of Alberta residency (a mailed document which is dated within the last 90 days that has your name and Alberta address, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, paystub or mailed original bank or credit statement) 4) Complete vision screening at the registry office 5) Capture a new image
The fee to replace the ID is $28.00. We will need 1 piece of government issued ID, such as your AB Health card, birth certificate or passport. If you do not have any government ID, you may use two residency documents, recently dated within the last 90 days that has your name and address, such as lease agreement, original mailed bank or credit card statement, original mailed mobile phone bill, energy or cable bill (can be electronic or mailed), pay stub, original CRA notice of assessment for your tax filing. For the birth certificate, there were birth certificates that were laminated when they were issued by Vital Statistics. If the birth certificate was laminated by your parent after it was issued, which would cover the security features, that birth certificate would be voided. The fee to reorder an Alberta birth certificate is $45.00. If you were born outside of Alberta, you will need to contact Vital Statistics in the province you were born. You will need valid photo ID to order an Alberta birth certificate, you may return to our office when your new ID arrives.
The learner’s test is a walk in service, no appointment necessary. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to close to ensure your daughter has sufficient time to complete the knowledge test. Your minor child will need to provide proof of legal status in Canada (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, or immigration document) and a second ID (AB health card). Also, you or her father will need to provide consent for her test and licence, please provide your valid Alberta Driver’s licence or ID card. The fee for the learner’s test is $17.00.
Your friend will be able to driver in Alberta for 3 months from the date that she arrives in Alberta. As soon as she wants to exchange the Philippines to Alberta, the steps are as follows: Step 1: Complete the Alberta Class 7 learner’s knowledge test. The fee for the knowledge test is $17.00 The Alberta Driver’s Handbook is available at: https://www.alberta.ca/driver-guides-overview-and-pdf-versions.aspx The identification documents required when completing the knowledge test: -Proof of legal status in Canada (Canadian passport or immigration document such as a valid Permanent Resident Card or out of country passport with work permit that is valid for at least 90 days before expiry date. If the work permit is not valid for 90 days on the date you request the knowledge test, please provide proof the work permit extension has been submitted to Canada Immigration or the letter from IRCC indicating the new expiry date.) -Secondary ID (AB health card) -Proof of Alberta residency (a document dated within the last 90 days - a utility bill, government statement, lease agreement, paystub or employment letter dated within the last 14 days) Once you pass the Class 7 knowledge test, we will complete a vision exam – if you wear contacts or glasses, please have them with you. Step 2: Surrender the Philippines licence. After the knowledge test is completed, we will issue the Alberta Class 7 learner’s licence. To issue the Class 7 learner’s licence, we will use the same ID documents listed above. The fee to issue the Class 7 learner’s licence is between $28 - $93 depending on the term of licence being issued based on your legal status document. The Philippines licence and the International Driver’s Permit (if applicable), will be surrendered to Alberta Special Investigations Unit (SIU). SIU will validate the licensing history in Philippines. The Philippines licence and International Driver’s Permit will not be returned to you. Step 3: Complete the Road Test Once SIU has credited your driving history from Philippines, you will be eligible for the road test. -If you are granted less than 2 years of driving credit, you will be eligible for the Class 5 basic road test. The Class 5 basic road test is $93.00. The Class 5 basic road test will give you the Class 5 (Graduated Driver’s Licence - GDL) licence. The Class 5 (GDL) licence is a probationary licence, which will have additional restrictions, such as zero alcohol tolerance, maximum 8 demerit points prior to receiving a suspension, and you cannot teach or supervise a Class 7 GDL driver. -If you are granted 2 or more years of driving credit, you may challenge the Class 5 advanced road test. The Class 5 advanced road test is $138.00. The Class 5 advanced road test will give you the Class 5 (non-GDL) licence. Step 4: Obtain the Alberta Class 5 Licence After you pass the basic or advanced road test, we will reclass your Alberta Class 7 learner’s licence to the Class 5 GDL or non-GDL licence. The fee for the reclass is $28.00. You will only need to provide your current Alberta Class 7 licence, no additional ID is needed. We will complete another vision exam once you pass your road test – if you wear contacts or glasses, please have them with you.
You have 2 options to obtain an Alberta Driver’s Abstract when you are outside the Province, listed below. If you need the abstract quickly, the driver’s abstract consent is the faster option. **Please note: The driver’s abstract does not show the individual’s driving experience or the date first licensed. If you are exchanging a driver’s licence from Alberta to another Province, you may need to request a confirmation letter. Please contact our office for more details. Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the Driver's Abstract consent form, with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a statement of intent form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. ~~~~ Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the Notarized Request for Personal and Motor Vehicle Information with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment.
With your application completed, please mail the application, copy of your photo identification, and self-addressed Canada post express envelope to our address (10011 170 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4R5) The fee for the driver’s abstract is $36.00. You can send a certified cheque or money order, payable to West-End Registries. Or include a note with your application to indicate you want to pay by credit card, once we receive the application we can send you a payment link for payment via credit card. As soon as we receive your application, we will produce your abstract and mail it to you on the same or next business day.
If you have the interim licence, this is the temporary licence to operate the vehicle while the permanent licence will be mailed. We requested your initials on the application to verify the address. You may provide your medical anytime over the next 3 years without having to complete retesting for your class 4 licence.
If you are an Alberta resident, you may order an abstract through our secure online portal @ https://registryagent.ca/mv/driversabstract/overview/alberta-online-drivers-abstracts. The payment is made online when you upload your documents. The abstract form must be completed with your original signature then you would be able to take a photo of the completed form and driver’s licence to upload to our website. If you would like me to mail you the request form, please provide your home address. Otherwise, you can visit a registry office in person to obtain your driver’s abstract. If you are not an Alberta resident, you have two options for obtaining your abstracts. Driver’s Abstract Consent (providing consent to an individual in Alberta to request your abstract at a registry office): Complete the "Driver's Abstract consent” form, with your original signature. Then email to our office at counter@registryagent.ca or to the person who you have provided consent, if they are able to print at home. When your designated person visits our office, please ensure they have a valid AB licence or ID card. They will complete a "Statement of Intent" form in office, which accepts responsibility for your abstract. Your designated agent will pay the abstract fee of $28 and the original abstract will be released to your designated agent to provide to you. Notarized Abstract Request (requesting an abstract by mail): Complete the “Notarized Request for Personal Driving and Motor Vehicle Information” request, with your original signature. Please indicate you are requesting an abstract (3, 5 or 10 years and either SDA – regular driver’s abstract or CDA – commercial driver’s abstract). Please make a clear photocopy of your photo identification. Please note, you do not need to get the notarized form or the photocopy of your photo ID signed by a notary public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please send us a self-addressed express post envelope, which can be purchased from Canada Post located at most Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. The fee is $36.00 for the abstract. Please mail to our office: 1) Application 2) Photocopy of your photo ID as indicated on the application 3) Self-Addressed Express Post envelope 4) Money order or certified cheque, payable to West-End Registries – or a note indicating you would like the payment link sent for Visa or M/C payment.
The online abstract is available for an Alberta abstract only. If the insurance company needs an abstract from Nova Scotia, you may contact that province to release the abstract. If you need an Alberta abstract and you have not previously held an Alberta licence or registered a vehicle in Alberta, we must create an Alberta Motor Vehicle ID for you prior to obtaining an abstract. You must visit our office in person to create you MVID, then we can process the abstract at the same time.
The replacement licence or ID can be ordered at West-End Registries. You will need to present one piece of government issued identification such as a birth certificate, AB health card, valid passport or immigration document. The fee to replace the licence is $28.00. You will receive an interim licence/ID receipt, the permanent Alberta licence or ID card will arrive at your home or mailing address in approximately 7 - 10 business days.
If the ID card expired more than 6 months ago, you will need to please supply: - expired ID card - proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Passport, Birth Certificate, or immigration document) - proof of your Alberta residency (a bill, government statements or lease agreement) dated within the last 90 days. The ID card fee is $49.00. The licence will be mailed to your home address in approximately 7 – 10 business days.
There is no appointment necessary for the registry services at West-End Registries. ID requirements: If your nephew is over 18, please provide the current or recently expires (less than 6 months) Alberta Identification Card to prov. If the AB ID card has been expired for more than 6 months, your nephew must provide proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents), a second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) and proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (i.e. energy, cable, phone, etc.), lease agreement, or pay stub). Also, surrender the expired ID card. If your nephew is under 18, his parent or legal guardian with their driver's licence, must attend the office to sign consent for the ID card renewal.
As your licence expired a long time ago – if that is more than 6 or more months ago, you will need to apply for an ID card with the following documents: - Surrender your previous provide your Alberta licence, if it is still in your possession - proof of your legal status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate or Passport or Immigration documents) **If your name on the legal status document and the AB driver’s licence do not match, we may need an additional proof of name documents, such as a marriage certificate. - second piece of ID (Alberta Health Card) - proof of Alberta Residence dated within the last 90 days (A bill (i.e. energy, cable, phone, etc.), lease agreement, or pay stub) The fee for the ID card is $49.00 If you have outstanding fines, they do not need to be paid to apply for an ID card. We may need to contact the government of Alberta to override some fines on your file. If necessary, you will need to be in office between the hours of 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm.