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Access PEI centres are one stop government service centres, where multiple PEI Government departments provide their services.

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Melissa Coffin Melissa Coffin
Settlement Programs Coordinator

Andrée Wilson Andrée Wilson
Settlement Worker

Zhewen (Jeven) Lu Zhewen (Jeven) Lu
Settlement Worker

Alex Yin Alex Yin
Settlement Worker

Rosalie Blanchard Rosalie Blanchard
Settlement Worker

Carrie MacLean Carrie MacLean
Settlement Worker

Belinda Woods Belinda Woods
Summerside Settlement Worker

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Voluntary Identification (ID) Card

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Voluntary ID Card

Voluntary Identification (ID) Cards are for people (adults or children) who:

  • need proof of their identity;
  • are residents of PEI; and
  • do not have a PEI Driver's Licence.

This card is commonly used as a document to prove your identity, for example when picking up a parcel at the post office.

Getting a PEI Voluntary ID

In order to apply for a PEI Voluntary ID Card, you need to make an appointment at any Access PEI location. At the appointment you will need to show a number of original documents to prove who you are and where you live.

To prove your address, you must show two pieces of printed mail with your name and current PEI address on it. Here are some examples of acceptable mail items:

  • current utility bills (electric, cable, oil delivery, phone, etc.)
  • formal rental or lease agreement
  • letter of employment on company letterhead (or pay stubs with name and address)
  • any mail from Federal or Provincial Government (tax, GST, etc.)
  • mortgage documents
  • credit card bill or bank statement

A bank cheque with your name and address can also be submitted to prove where you live.

To prove your identity, you also have to provide one of the following documents with your full name and picture:

  • Valid foreign passport with appropriate immigration documents
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Valid Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Armed Forces ID

Plus you have to show two of the following documents with your name and signature:

  • Health Card
  • Credit Card
  • Bank Card
  • SIN Card
  • Any other recognized document with your signature