You have to renew your plasticized driver's licence every 4 or 8 years. You must also pay the required fees and insurance contribution every year to keep your driving privilege.
If your plasticized driver's licence is set to expire between June 1 and September 1, 2023 and a new photo would normally be required, a grace period now applies. Your driver’s licence will remain valid during that period.
You will have 90 days following your birthday within which to pay the required fees. Furthermore, you will not need to go to an SAAQ service outlet to have a new photo taken. You will receive your payment notice and your new driver’s licence in the mail. We will reuse the most recent photo we have of you and the signature we have on file.
You do not need to go to an SAAQ service outlet to renew your health insurance card if you have received your renewal notice and your card expires before June 2023. Instead, you must complete, date and sign the renewal notice you received from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and return it to the RAMQ by mail. You will be mailed a new health insurance card bearing the most recent photo of you that the RAMQ has on file.
Once you receive your driver's licence renewal notice, you must go to one of our service outlets prior to the payment due date to:
You will receive your new plasticized driver's licence in the mail within 10 business days.
Note that your driving privilege (for which you pay annual licence renewal fees) is valid for one year starting on your birthday.
You must bring:
If you have not yet received a payment notice for your driver’s licence renewal fees, please refer to the following table to find out when your notice will be mailed and when it will be available in SAAQclic:
|Birthday||Notice availaible in SAAQclic||Notice mailed by|
|April 1 to 15||March 27||March 29|
|April 16 to 30||March 30||April 3|
|May 1 to 15||April 3||April 11|
|Mai 16 to 31||April 7||April 12|
Note that if your birthday is in April, the deadline for paying your renewal fees has been extended.
Every year, before your birthday, you will receive a payment notice by mail.
The payment notice indicates:
Pay by the deadline indicated on the notice.
Avoid paying these additional fees
Change: If you had chosen bimonthly pre-authorized debits (6 instalments per year), please note that this option is no longer available. Instalments will instead be withdrawn 12 times per year. Smaller amounts for less hassle!
You must inform us before the payment due date. Otherwise, you will be required to pay a portion of the licence fees and insurance contribution. In addition, late fees may apply.
Last update: June 2, 2023