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

Last updated October 24, 2023

You are a person without legal status or awaiting legal status and need proof of identity and residence so that you can use municipal programs and services? Here’s how to get a card.


People in one of the following situations may apply for this card:

  • A tourist or temporary resident who has not renewed their expired tourist visa, study permit or work permit and has not left Canada
  • A person who has been denied asylum as a refugee, has tried all other options and has not complied with a removal order
  • A person who has entered Canada in an irregular way
  • A trans person waiting for their new identification documents
  • A person experiencing homelessness.

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

Get a proof of ID and residence card

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

The service is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.