Driver licensing services are provided through the Alberta registry agent network.

When applying for an Alberta driver's licence you must provide identification.

For information on the identification requirements visit ID requirements for licences and identification cards, or contact a registry agent at Find a registry agent.

A driver's licence may only be issued to residents of Alberta. A resident is a person lawfully entitled to be in Canada, who makes their home in Alberta and is ordinarily present in Alberta. Applicants originating from outside Canada or the United States must produce suitable immigration documents to be considered as residents.

Parental consent requirement

If you are under the age of 18, and are applying for a driver's licence for the first time, your parent or legal guardian, who must show proof of guardianship, must accompany you to a registry office to sign a consent on your licence application.

Parents or legal guardians have the right to withdraw their consent in writing at any time until the person reaches the age of 18 years. If they do, the driver's licence privileges will be suspended.

The signature of your parent or legal guardian is not required if you can provide documentation that you are married or self-supporting.