Driver’s licences get a new look
Hey, Halifax (and all of Atlantic Canada). Your driver’s licences are getting a facelift.
All four Atlantic provinces are introducing a new, highly secure driver’s licence and photo ID card to better protect cardholders from identity theft, fraud and forgery.
In a media release issued Tuesday, Nova Scotia’s department of transportation and infrastructure renewal said that, starting next month, the cards will be printed at a central facility shared by all four provinces.
Nova Scotians don’t need a new licence or photo ID card until their current one is up for renewal.
Anyone renewing a licence will get a 30-day temporary document to use until their new card arrives. There is no fee increase.
The new cards will be implemented over the next five years as driver’s licences expire. For more information, visit www.novascotia.ca/driverslicence.