How to apply
- First, read the Manitoba Identification Card brochure and make sure you understand what is involved.
- Gather all the necessary original documents you need to meet the application requirements. Please see required documents.
- Take your documents to any Autopac agent or a Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre and register as a Manitoba Public Insurance customer (if you are not already a customer). If you provide your Manitoba birth certificate to support your application, you will also be asked to consent, in writing, to Manitoba Public Insurance verifying your birth certificate information with the Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency.
- The agent will take your photograph (unless you are exempt on the basis of religious beliefs) and will capture your signature digitally. Please consult an Autopac agent or a Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre representative if you require clarification on photo exemption rules.
- Manitoba Public Insurance’s computer system will apply facial recognition technology to your digital photo to measure the specific characteristics of your face and to create your own unique “face print”. This face print is then used to verify your identity by comparing it to other face prints in the database. Use of facial recognition technology helps prevent anyone from having more than one card, and helps to prevent someone else from assuming your identity.
- For more information about facial recognition technology, please see Manitoba Public Insurance’s Facial Recognition brochure, available at any Autopac agent or Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre.
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 Manitoba Public Insurance. Manitoba Public Insurance will be able to determine if there is a possibility that your card has been stolen or lost in transit. If so, Manitoba Public Insurance will ask you to report this to police in order to protect your privacy.
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