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Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Non-US Citizen (Canadian Citizen)

Customers will be charged a $6.25 Tax Collector service fee for information and processing, and additional transaction fees may apply. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule your appointment. Selection of the incorrect appointment category will invalidate your appointment. Services are for Manatee County residents and businesses only.
Step 1. Proof of Legal Presence (Identity)

You must present one of the following original Canadian Citizenship documents every time you apply for a license or ID card.  In addition to one of the following documents, you must present another document that has your name on it, such as a Florida or out-of-state license, military ID, vehicle registration, voter card, Social Security Card, etc.

 Canadian Birth Certificate 
 Valid Canadian Passport
 Canadian Naturalization Certificate 
 Canadian Certificate of Citizenship
Step 2. Proof of Name Change (if applicable) – Bring ALL
If your current name is different than the name as listed on your proof of legal presence, bring all that apply for proof of your legal name change (if applicable):
 Original or Certified Marriage License/Certificate (must be government issued – cannot be issued by a church)
 Divorce Decree
 Court Order  
Anytime you legally change your name due to marriage or court order, your name must first be changed on your Canadian citizenship document before you can apply for a name change on your Florida license or ID card.  You will still be required to present your original name change document and your new name must verify in the State of Florida system.
Documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a Written English Translation.
Note: You must also report any name change to Social Security (if applicable) at least 48 hours before visiting our office so that your name verifies in the State driver license system and the Social Security Administration’s database.
Step 3. Proof of Social Security Number – Bring One
Sections 322.051 and 322.08, Florida Statutes, require customers to present proof of social security number (SSN). If you have been issued an SSN, you must provide proof which lists your full name and full SSN. You must bring one of the following documents for proof:
 Social Security Card or Stub       W-2/1099 Form (pre-printed)      Pay Stub       Military ID card
If you don’t have an SSN, you must also submit secondary identification (as detailed in Step 1). Note:  If you are later issued an SSN, you will need to (1) update your SSN online (or scan the QR code to access the site), or (2) provide proof to us during your next driver license/ID card transaction in order to update your record.
Step 4. Proof of Residential Address – Bring Two
Bring two documents for proof of your residential address – it cannot be a PO Box. The documents must show your name and your complete residential address.
 Any postmarked mail w/ sender information listed
 Cell phone/cable bill
 Rental/lease agreement
 Car/boat registration
 Voter registration card
 Bank/financial statement
 Federal/State EBT account printout
 Federal/State/County – mail or account
 Screen print from car insurance or other bill or business account
 Homeless – Letter from authorized Manatee County Non-Profit Agency serving the homeless indicating that you are a client receiving services is required

If you live with someone and you cannot provide a signed lease, or other documents, both parties must visit our office to sign affidavits/statements. Two proofs of address in the other individual’s name will be required.
Step 5. Provide Your Canadian Driver License
Option 1: With the surrender of your valid, unexpired Canadian driver license:

 All driving exams will be reciprocated
 Take and pass Vision and Hearing exam 

Option 2: If your Canadian driver license is expired or you do not want to surrender it, you will be required to take and pass the following exams:
 General Knowledge written exam
 Driving Skills Road Test
 Vision and Hearing exam

Note: Documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a Written English Translation.
Option 3: If you have never been licensed before, you will be required to take and pass the following exams:
 Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education (TLSAE)
 General Knowledge written exam
 Driving Skills Road Test
 Vision and Hearing exam

Private companies can administer the Driving Skills Road Test on weekends, after hours, or during regular business hours.  Upon successful completion of the test, the company uploads your results to the State of Florida, allowing us to use the test results on file.  This expedites the issuance of your license when you visit our office.  Contact Ault’s Driver Education Center at 941.355.4202 or by email at aults@verizon.net, or All Florida Safety Institute LLC at 866.838.0055 for details. You can also visit flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/driver-license-exams for a list of other private providers.
Note: If you already have a valid Florida or Out-of-State driver license, exams will be reciprocated.
The above requirements do not apply if you are applying for a Florida ID card.
Step 6. Visit Our Office to Obtain Your Florida Driver License or ID Card
 Schedule an appointment online at taxcollector.comWe only serve Manatee County residents

 An Online Application is REQUIRED for all transactions! To complete your driver license or ID card transaction at one of our offices, you must complete the Online Driver License & ID Card Application (https://taxcollector.jotform.com/210103795736152) – or scan the QR code to access the application – prior to your appointment. Do not print the application; an associate will access your electronic submission during your appointment. Applications are valid for 90 days. 
Step 7. Length of Driver License/ID Card
Your license or ID card will be valid for 1 year.
Step 8. Acceptable Methods of Payment and Estimated Fees
We accept cash, check, debit cards, and credit cards. A $2.50 processing fee for debit cards and a 2.5% processing fee (minimum of $2.50) for credit cards will apply. Our office does not retain any portion of this fee.
Estimate of fees for your Florida Driver License or ID Card:
Service Fee...........................................$6.25             Class E Driver License......................$48.00
Commercial Driver License.............$75.00          Endorsements.....................................$7.00 (each) 
Replacement.........................................$25.00         Renewal.................................................$48.00
Late Fee..................................................$15.00         ID Card...................................................$25.00

Not a Manatee County Resident? Our offices are open by appointment only for Manatee County residents/businesses only.  All out-of-county residents must visit their home county for information and processing.  To find a location visit flhsmv.gov/locations.

NonUS_Canadian – Last Update: 11/23/2022