News from our Ministry…

“adapted from Ministry bulletin August 2013” A new guarantor process came into effect in April 2013. Along with this change was an updated application and guarantor information form, which many applicants are already using.  That said – the Ministry continues to receive a significant number of old forms that follow the old process.   Under the new guarantor process please note the following: –       applicants submitting a new or renewal Ontario license application are still required to submit photocopies of primary and secondary identification –       the guarantor is not required to sign the photocopies of the identification provided by the applicant –       the guarantor is responsible for visually verifying the original identification documents submitted to support the identity of the applicant –       the guarantor must complete the guarantor information form (provide requested personal information; specify which pieces of identification they have seen; and sign and date the form to certify that the information provided by the applicant is valid).

  The guarantor can be any person who has known the applicant personally for at least two years; they be at least 18 years old and must be accessible by telephone. The guarantor should be able to confirm basic personal information about the applicant such as name, age, physical description and background. All of the guarantor requirements can be found in the instructions portion of the application, which has been attached for your convenience. The new instructions and application form can also be found on our website. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call our customer service line at 416-212-1650 or toll-free at 1-866-767-7454.