*Please only submit the documents required to begin your application. Uploading additional documents may delay processing your application.
After you create your online services account and upload your NCAS application, you can upload your notarized identification (ID) documents to your online services account.
You will need to submit two different pieces of your identification. Your ID documents need to be notarized, government-issued, and valid (the date is not expired).
To have your ID documents notarized, you must visit a notary public or lawyer. Notarization enables NCAS to verify your ID and prevents misidentification.
Examples of valid ID include any of the following government-issued documents:
Personal Health Number, Social Insurance number, Social Security cards, credit cards and bank cards are NOT acceptable IDs.
What if the name on my application form does not match my ID documents? Suppose the name on your identification does not match the name on the application, or the name on your primary ID is different from that on your secondary ID. In that case, you need to upload additional documents to provide proof of your name change (this could be a marriage certificate, change of name affidavit, or divorce decree). These supporting documents also must be notarized before they are uploaded to your account.
For ID documents issued in languages other than English, a certified translation must be completed before you submit them to NCAS. Please complete the following steps:
To upload your notarized identification documents, go to your online services account, select upload, select “other" and follow the instructions. You must do this each time you upload a notarized identification document.
How to Upload Documents to Your Online Services Account