It is necessary to have a valid driver’s license and be the age of majority in the state, province or territory that you reside in. Lenders know that customers are more likely to pay back their car loan if they can legally drive.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Valid original identification must be presented upon processing the auto loan. Two pieces, one of which must come from the list of acceptable primary forms of ID, will be required. Conditions may differ depending on your province or state of residence.

Primary Identification
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certification of Indian Status
  • Certification of Naturalization
  • Immigration Canada Documents (IMM 1000, IMM 1442, IMM 5292)
  • United States Immigration Documents (USCIS)
  • Old Age Security Card – Must be embossed with the individual’s name and Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • States/Provincial/Territorial Health Insurance Card (where permitted under provincial law)
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Document or Card issued by any of the following authorities or their successors, bearing your photograph and signature:
    • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
    • Alberta Registries
    • British Columbia Identification (BCID)
    • Saskatchewan Government Insurance
    • Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
    • Department of Transportation and Public Works of the Province of Prince Edward Island
    • Service New Brunswick
    • Department of Government Services and Lands of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Department of Transportation of the Northwest Territories
    • Department of Community Government and Transportation of the Territory of Nunavut
Acceptable Forms of Secondary Identification

Bank Card (with your name and signature)
American or Canadian University or College Student ID Card, bearing your name, photograph, student reference number and a bar code
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Client Card, bearing your name, photograph and signature
Credit Card (with your name and signature)
Employee Identification Card, issued by a well-known company and bearing your name and photograph
Valid Foreign Passport