Real Estate ID


To prepare real estate documents and meet the requirements for different organizations, governments, mortgage lenders, laws, regulations, and tax remittance requirements. It is mandatory to obtain and verify your identity documents (“ID”). ID must be original, valid, legible, and not damaged or altered.

At Carter Notary we request at minimum the following unexpired documents.

Provide 1 Piece of ID From Each Category


  • Canadian Passport
  • Permanent Resident Card


  • BC Driver’s Licence & Services Card

**Temporary Licences (yellow form) are not acceptable for photo ID requirement

  • Canadian Driver’s Licence
  • Citizenship Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status issued by Government of Canada
  • BC ID
  • Canadian Forces Identification Card


  1. If you have a piece ID expiring soon, or are waiting on a renewed photo ID to arrive, please let us know immediately and we can explain options.
  2. If only one of the above documents is available for you to provide, then please contact us to discuss options. Additional ID options are listed below.
  3. Where there is a variation of your name i.e. marriage, divorce, or formal name change, we may require a copy of a certificate to verify the change of use of name.


  • Canadian Passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization with photo (laminated card only)
  • Certificate of Indian Status issued by Government of Canada
  • Correctional Service Canada identification card with the individual’s name and photo
  • Driver’s license issued in Canada, as permitted to be used for identification purposes under provincial law
  • If a driver’s license is presented, record the jurisdiction (province, territory or state) and country in which
    the license was issued.
  • In Quebec only, a driver’s license can be used only if an individual volunteers it when asked for identification.
  • In British Columbia (BC) the following types of BC Services Card can be used as ID:
  • BC Service Card
  • BC Driver’s Licence & Services Card
  • Document or card, with the individual’s photo and signature, issued by any of the following authorities or their
  • Alberta registries
  • Department of Government Services and Lands of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Department of Service, Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
  • Department of Transportation and Public Works of the province of Prince Edward Island
  • Department of Transportation of the Northwest Territories
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Saskatchewan Government Insurance
  • Service New Brunswick
  • Department of Community Government and Transportation of the Territory of Nunavut
  • Ontario Photo Card issued by the government of Ontario
  • Manitoba Identification Card (MPIC) issued by the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation
  • NEXUS or CANPASS Air membership card issued by Canada Border Services Agency or United States
    Customs and Border Protection
  • Government of Canada employee identity card with the individual’s name and photo
  • Liquor Control Board Age of Majority (BYID) card
  • Provincial or federal police force identification
  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Provincial health card for Quebec and British Columbia only, as permitted to be used for identification
    purposes under provincial law.
  • In Quebec, can only be used if the individual volunteers it when asked for identification.
  • Canadian Firearms License
  • Canadian Forces Identification card
  • United Kingdom passport
  • United States passport
  • United States Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • United Kingdom driver’s license
  • United States driver’s license
  • United States Certificate of Citizenship
  • United States Certificate of Naturalization
  • Yukon General ID
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