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The BYID Card

Do you know how to get a government-issued photo ID? The BYID Card might be just right for you.

Please note that the BYID cards will no longer be issued as of January 1, 2022. This program is being discontinued because the Ontario government introduced an Ontario photo card that customers can use instead of the BYID. For more information, please visit Service Ontario. 

For those who already have a BYID card, the LCBO will continue accepting them as a form of ID.

If you don’t have a government-issued photo ID, the LCBO Bring Your ID (BYID) Card might be a great choice for you. Tamper-resistant, it is endorsed by the provincial government and proves that a customer is of legal drinking age. To apply for a BYID card, you must:

• be 19-35 years old

• supply a passport-size colour photo

• include photocopies of documents proving date of birth and name

• pay a $30 fee

A guarantor must sign the back of the photo and all documentation, and fill out a section of the application. Random checks help ensure applications and guarantors are valid.

For new customers wishing to apply for a new BYID card, click here to view the standard application form online or visit any LCBO store for a copy.

Need a replacement BYID card, please contact the BYID office at 416-864-6632 or byid@lcbo.com for complete details.