Manitoba Public Insurance offers optional identification cards in addition to the Manitoba driver’s licence:
The enhanced cards are more affordable than a passport, conveniently fit in your wallet and are made with advanced technology-based features. Both are valid for up to five years, depending on when you apply.
*A passport or other approved document is required to travel to the U.S. by air and to travel to other countries.
You will need original supporting documents that prove your:
These documents must be originals, not photocopies. Electronic scans of these documents will be kept on file by MPI.
If you cannot provide one of the acceptable documents to prove your photograph, signature (for enhanced cards) or residency, in exceptional cases the MPI Guarantor Declaration Form may be used as a supporting document for Manitoba residency if you only have one approved document with your address on it. You can download a copy of the Guarantor Declaration Form or you can ask an Autopac agent or MPI Service Centre representative to print the form for you.
If your application is approved, your card will be mailed to you within 10 business days. If you do not receive your card within 10 business days of your application, it is very important that you notify an Autopac agent or MPI. MPI will be able to determine if there is a possibility that your card has been stolen or lost in transit. If so, MPI will ask you to report this to police in order to protect your privacy.
You can apply for a non-enhanced Manitoba Identification Card if you:
You must be a Canadian citizen to apply for an Enhanced Identification Card or an Enhanced Driver’s Licence.
If you are under 18, your parents must co-sign your application.
If you have a valid Manitoba driver’s licence but want to replace it with a Manitoba Identification Card, you can go to an MPI Service Centre or any Autopac agent, surrender your driver’s licence, and apply for a Manitoba Identification Card for $10. If you are 65 and over, you can surrender your driver’s licence and obtain a Manitoba Identification Card for free.
The Manitoba Identification Card costs $20, including the photograph. (This fee may be waived under certain circumstances. See an Autopac agent for details.)
It’s good for up to five years and costs $20 to renew. A valid card may be replaced for $10 if it is lost, destroyed or damaged.