You may now choose to say good-bye to waiting in line at Access Nova Scotia to renew your license.
Nova Scotians now have access to a new online service that makes life easier and much faster to renew regular driver, motorcycle and farm tractor licences.
“With the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, Nova Scotians have been provided different ways to access services while following new public health protocols to help keep themselves and others healthy and safe,” said Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services Minister Patricia Arab.
Drivers can test drive the new service if they:
- have a licence that expires on or before Dec. 31, 2020
- do not have outstanding fines or suspensions
- have not recently changed their address online or do not need to change their address
- have a regular (Class 5), motorcycle (Class 6) and farm tractor (Class 8)
“The new online driver licence renewal service will be faster, easier and more convenient for thousands of people with licences that will expire soon,” said Arab.
There’s no need to have a new photo taken if you renew online. Registry of Motor Vehicles uses your photo and signature that is on file. If Registry of Motor Vehicles needs you to have your photo retaken, you will be contacted after renewing.
Access Nova Scotia provides an electronic or printed renewal confirmation so you can continue to drive with your previous licence until their new card arrives in the mail.
Driver licences can still be renewed at Access Nova Scotia centres by calling to make an appointment or waiting in line.