We have links to websites, telephone numbers, and online forms to help you replace important documents and identification. We cover passports, permanent resident cards, social insurance numbers, birth certificates, and health cards. It's a good starting point for replacing lost or stolen I.D.
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Contact the financial institution or credit card company that issued your card.
A birth certificate is an official document which includes a person's legal name, date of birth and place of birth, and is issued by the province in which the person was born. If the person was born in another province or country you will need to contact that province or country, in order to replace the birth certificate. Contact Service Nova Scotia for further information.
A Nova Scotia Health Card proves that a person is registered for insured health services in Nova Scotia. You will need three pieces of identification in order to replace your Nova Scotia Health Card. For information contact the Department of Health..
A Social Insurance (Number) Card is a piece of identification that has a person's name and Social Insurance Number on it. It is required for many federal programs. You will need a primary form of identification in order to get a replacement Social Insurance Number (SIN) card. Contact Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to obtain a another card.
You will need three pieces of identification to pick up a replacement Nova Scotia Driver's Licence, go to your nearest Registry of Motor Vehicles for more information.
For more information on the Identification Requirements to get a Nova Scotia ID Card, please go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles web site.
Please contact the library that issued your card to report a lost card. To find the a library's address, contact information, e-mail and web address search the directory of Nova Scotia Libraries.
A passport is an internationally accepted document for proof of identification and citizenship. You will need an original document proving Canadian citizenship in order to replace or get a new passport. For more information, contact Passport Canada.
You will need two pieces of identification in order to replace your status card. For information contact your local Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
You will need two pieces of identification in order to get a citizenship card. Contact Citizenship and Immigration if you require more information.
Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada at their toll-free telephone service.
Refer to the Document Checklist for information on obtaining a replacement Permanent Resident Card (PR Card).
You can replace your Old Age Security (OAS) Card without any identification but you will need to know your Social Insurance Number (SIN).
You can replace your Firearms Licence without any identification. Contact the Canadian Firearms Centre for more information.
To replace your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, contact the private sector organization that issued the card.