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Identification

When opening or activating a personal deposit account in-person, you must show your ID. You may show:

Primary Identification
  • 1 piece of GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (preferred) from the list below, or
  • 2 pieces from LIST A, or
  • 1 piece from LIST A and 1 piece from LIST B.

GOVERNMENT – ISSUED PHOTO ID (preferred)

  • Driver’s license issued in Canada
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (with photo)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status issued with photo
  • Provincial health insurance card with photo (not allowed in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario or PEI)
  • Provincially issued identification card with photo
  • Identification card with photo and signature issued by:
    • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
    • Alberta Registries
    • Saskatchewan Government Insurance
    • Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
    • Department of Transportation and Public Works of the Province of Prince Edward Island
    • Service New Brunswick
    • Department of Government Services and Lands of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Department of Transportation of the Northwest Territories
    • Department of Community Government and Transportation of the Territory of Nunavut
  • U.S. driver’s license
  • Foreign passport

LIST A

  • Birth certificate issued in Canada
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada Form IMM 1000, IMM 1442, or IMM 5292
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship with no photo
  • Provincial health insurance card with no photo (not allowed in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario or PEI)
  • Certification of Naturalization
  • Old Age Security Card

LIST B

  • Employee identity card, issued by an employer that is well known in the community, bearing the individuals photograph
  • Bank or automated banking machine or client card, issued by a member of the Canadian Payments Association (with name and signature)
  • Credit card, issued by a member of the Canadian Payments Association (with name and signature)
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) client card (with name and signature)
  • Sponsor, personally known by RBC client or community member
  • Canadian university or college student card with photo
  • Canadian Social Insurance Number letter
  • Diplomatic ID issued by Foreign Affairs

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