Saskatchewan has introduced a new one-piece driver’s license, replacing the current two-part license which has a photo identification card and paper certificate. The new license will also have a longer renewal period of five years, rather than one. Customers will soon be receiving the new Saskatchewan driver’s license and now they know what it will look like.
The new license will replace the current two-part driver’s license, which has a photo identification card and paper certificate. It will also have a longer renewal period, with customers renewing every five years instead of annually.
“Our customers want convenience,” said Tim McMillan, Minister responsible for SGI. “Once we’ve gone through the initial transition, they will no longer have to go in and renew their license every year. Instead, they’ll only need to come in every five years for a new photo.”
In 2011 all license holders will get a new license when they renew. The old two-part license is still valid until the license holder gets their new card, either at their regular renewal time or if they need to replace their license prior to that.
Not all driver’s licenses renewed in 2011 will initially have a five-year term. During the transition to this new license, the license renewal term will vary between one to five years based on the expiry date of a customer’s current photo identification card. The renewal fee will be pro-rated based on the length of that term. All subsequent renewals will be for a five-year term.
As a customer convenience, drivers will have two payment options for renewing their license. They can pay $25 per year for each of the five years, or they can pay for the entire five years up front for a discounted fee of $100.
To find out more, see this PDF: http://www.sgi.sk.ca/pdf/OPDL_highlights.pdf