March 22, 2016
The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Service NL:
Minister Encourages Use of New Online Driver Licence Renewal Service
Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to highlight Service NL’s new online driver licence renewal service, which enables residents to renew their licence from the convenience of their home or office. In addition to this service enhancement, Service NL has also extended the validity of driver’s licence photos from five years to 10 years for anyone over the age of 19.
Mr. Speaker, these initiatives are designed to simplify the renewal process, and reduce the need for people to find time to visit a Motor Registration Division office or Government Service Centre in their area.
I am proud to say that within the first three days of announcing this new service, we had more than 400 driver licence renewals processed. We want to build on that success, and so I invite all Honourable members to encourage their constituents to take advantage of this simple, convenient service.
Mr. Speaker, I would also like to thank the dedicated staff within Service NL and the Office of the Chief Information Officer for all of their work which made these initiatives possible. Service NL will continue to deliver efficient and effective services to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and I look forward to announcing more service improvements in the future.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
2016 03 22 1:50 p.m.