(Oct. 22/17) New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and PEI are all moving to a centralized issuance of driver’s licences and photo ID cards. The new ID’s will have a common look and increased security features to prevent the prevalence of fake ID’s by adding new features to deter counterfeits and provides the ability to investigate possible fraud before applicants receive their driver’s licence or photo ID cards.
Beginning in November, applicants will receive a 30-day temporary document until their new driver’s licence or ID arrives in the mail within 14 days. The new cards will be implemented over the next five years as an individual’s driver’s licence or photo ID card expires. To assist licensees and deter under-age consumption the new ID’s will also display “Under 19 until 20XX/XX/XX” on the back of the driver’s licenses and photo ID cards under the two-dimensional barcode.