Government of New Brunswick

In completing your Application for Registration or Medicare Change Request, Replacement and/or Renewal forms, supporting documentation may be required.

The following supportive documents may be acceptable by New Brunswick Medicare to prove citizenship, identity and residency.   

Please submit your documentation only one time.

Once documentation is received, please allow up to 10 weeks processing time.

If no correspondence is received after 12 weeks, please contact Service New Brunswick teleservices at 1-888-762-8600

Please Note:

  • This is not a comprehensive list
  • The same document may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.
  • Do not send original documents as we cannot guarantee their return. 


  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Passport
  • Indian Status Card
  • Baptismal certificate (if place of birth is identified)

Non-Canadians - mandatory

  • Canadian Immigration Identification Records and Entry Stamp on their Passport
  • Proof of enrollment from an approved learning institution

Acceptable proof of Identification 

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Valid New Brunswick Driver’s License 
  • Valid Passport (Canadian or foreign) 
  • Baptismal Certificate (if place and date of birth indicated) 
  • Valid Permanent Resident Card (front & back) or Record of Landing Document example: (Form # IMM 1000) 
  • Active Temporary Resident Permit issued by Citizenship and
  • Immigration Canada 
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship 
  • Canadian Indian Status Card (front & back) 
  • Legal Name Change Document 
  • Student or Employee ID Card 
  • Previous Provincial Health Card 

Acceptable proof of Residency 

  • Mortgage Document 
  • Rental or Lease Agreement (must be signed by landlord & tenant) 
  • Utility Bill - not older than 2 months (phone, energy, cable/satellite, water/sewer) 
  • Employment Confirmation - current (pay stub or letter from employer on company letterhead) 
  • Insurance Policy (home, tenant, auto) 
  • Valid NB Motor Vehicle Registration 
  • Valid NB Driver's License 
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement 
  • Property Tax Bill (current year) 


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