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

Last updated August 26, 2022

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.

You must contact Doctors of the World. This organization, recognized by the city, can issue you an identity and residence 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.

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

Get a proof of ID and residence card

The proof of ID and residence card is a plastic identity card.

Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde)

514-880-8998

Toll-free number outside Montreal : 1-833-896-8998

Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde)

560 Boulevard Crémazie Est
Montréal, QC H2P 1E8