If you don't drive, you can use a B.C. identification card as ID instead of a driver's licence.
Anyone 12 or older can apply for a BCID card.
How to get a BCID card
To get a BCID card
Note: If you're under 19, you'll need parental consent.
Your new BCID card will be mailed to you within four to six weeks.
How much does it cost?
Find a list of fees for BCID cards.
No longer driving? A BCID card is provided free of charge when you turn in your B.C. driver's licence.
How do I change my address?
You can change your address on your BCID card one of two ways:
- Go to an ICBC driver licensing office.
Ask for a change-of-address sticker. Attach it to the back of your BCID card.
- Order by phone.
Call 1-800-950-1498. If you're in greater Victoria, call 250-978-8300.
Ask for a change-of-address sticker. We will mail it to you. Attach it to the back of your BCID card.
How do I change my name on my BCID card?
To notify us of your name change, please go to any driver licensing office. You should bring with you:
- Legal proof of your change of name. Examples of legal proof are a Marriage Certificate or a Change of Name Certificate. (Photocopies of marriage certificates will be accepted, but only if they are issued by a government agency and certified by that agency to be a true copy.)
- Two required ID. These can be in your new name or your old name. This is important to process your application.
Note: BCID cards issued since 1997 have an expiry date. From April 1, 2002, BCID cards without an expiry date are not recognized as valid identification.