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BYID Cards are issued:

  • strictly to those between the ages of 19 and 35
  • to confirm the bearer has attained the age of 19 years
  • solely for the purpose of purchasing beverage alcohol in Ontario

This form is available for viewing online using Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). It contains the same graphics, typography, and layout as the printed version. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this report. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat reader application installed on your computer, you can download it free from the Adobe Acrobat Web Page.

Please complete the entire application and ensure all required documentation, including payment, is enclosed. Failure to do so will result in your application being returned. For information about your application, please call 416 864-6632. For general inquiries about the BYID Card, please call 1-800-ONT-LCBO (1-800-668-5226) or 416 365-5900 in the Toronto area. The TTY numbers for the deaf and hearing impaired are 416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. Please allow four weeks for processing the application and mailing the BYID Card.


Step 1: Complete and sign Section 1 of the Application form.
Step 2: Enclose a copy of one of the following documents showing proof of name and date of birth. Each document must be signed by the Guarantor:

• Birth Certificate
• Canadian Citizenship Card
• Notarized affidavit showing name and date of birth
• Valid Passport

Note:  If the applicant’s name varies from the proof of age document, include proof of name change, also signed by the Guarantor. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of a marriage certificate, or if applicable, adoption papers.

Payment: A certified cheque or money order, in the amount of $30, made payable to the LCBO.
Photograph: One clear colour passport photo (50 mm x 70 mm), taken within the last three months, showing applicant's head and shoulders. The Guarantor must sign the back of the photograph verifying the photograph to be a true likeness of the applicant.
Step 3: Obtain the Guarantor’s certification and signature in the Guarantor’s Certification section of the form (Section 2). Click on Guarantor Criteria, below, for a description of who is an acceptable Guarantor.

Step 4: Forward the completed application, supporting documentation and payment to:

P.O. Box 1800, Stn. A
Toronto, Ontario
M5W 1V6

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