Online Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island, Canada

Voluntary Identification (ID) Card

Voluntary ID Card

Voluntary Identification (ID) Cards are for people (adults or children) who:

  • need proof of their identity;
  • are residents of PEI; and
  • do not have a PEI Driver's Licence.

This card is commonly used as a document to prove your identity, for example when picking up a parcel at the post office.

Getting a PEI Voluntary ID

In order to apply for a PEI Voluntary ID Card, you need to make an appointment at any Access PEI location. At the appointment, you will need to show a number of original documents to prove who you are and where you live.

To prove your address, you must show two pieces of printed mail with your name and current PEI address on it. Here are some examples of acceptable mail items:

  • current utility bills (electric, cable, oil delivery, phone, etc.)
  • formal rental or lease agreement
  • letter of employment on company letterhead (or pay stubs with name and address)
  • any mail from Federal or Provincial Government
  • mortgage documents
  • credit card bill or bank statement

A bank cheque with your name and address can also be submitted to prove where you live.

To prove your identity, you also have to provide one of the following documents with your full name and picture:

  • Valid foreign passport with appropriate immigration documents
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Valid Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Armed Forces ID

Additionally, you have to show two of the following documents with your name and signature:

  • Health Card
  • Credit Card
  • Bank Card
  • Any other recognized document with your signature

Related Resources

Access PEI Locations

Access PEI centres are one-stop government service centres, where multiple PEI Government departments provide their services.

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