Get a proof of identity and of residence card for a person without legal status or awaiting legal status

Last updated March 12, 2024

The identity and residency card gives you access to municipal programs and services. Find out if you are eligible and how to get your card.


Eligible persons:

  • Have tourist or temporary resident status; have not received a renewal of their tourist visa, study permit or work permit; and have not left Canada
  • Have had a refugee claim refused, exhausted all possible recourses and have disobeyed a removal order
  • Entered Canada irregularly
  • Are transgender and waiting new identification documents
  • Are unhoused

This service is completely confidential. No personal information will be shared with other organizations.

Get a proof of ID and residence card

In person

800 Boulevard De Maisonneuve Est
Ground floor
Montréal, QC H2L 4L8

You can also get your card at one of the monthly clinics that issue cards:

Psychosocial support is available on site.