Find out your eligibility, your required ID, and how to apply for an enhanced identity card.
Due to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) change, anyone using a Canadian Citizenship Certificate issued on or after Feb. 1, 2012 as ID cannot apply for or renew an EDL or EIC.
ICBC is working with CIC and hopes to be able to accept this document in the near future. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To be eligible for an enhanced identity card (EIC) you must
To apply for an EIC, you must provide two pieces of acceptable ID to verify your identity and citizenship:
For details, read pages 3–8 of Your Guide to B.C.'s Enhanced Driver's Licence Program (PDF).
If the name on your birth certificate or Canadian citizenship document is different from the name you use now, you must bring all legal name-linking documents that show your name changes to your EIC application appointment.
If you currently use a hyphenated last name which isn't supported by legal name-change documents, you won't be able to use the hyphenated name on your EIC. This applies even if the hyphenated name is on your current driver's licence.
To apply—or reapply—for an EIC, follow these steps:
|1||Read Your Guide to B.C.'s Enhanced Driver's Licence Program (PDF) to make sure you meet all the requirements.|
|2||Book an appointment to apply for an EIC. The appointment is held in-person at an EDL-designated driver licensing office.|
|3||Prepare for your appointment by completing the application checklist.|
|4||Go to your appointment and complete your application.|
See EIC fees.
If you require assistance during the application and interview process, visit an EDL or EIC designated driver licensing office in B.C., or call us for more information.
Greater Victoria: 250-978-8300
Elsewhere in B.C., Canada, and the U.S.: 1-800-950-1498
Other countries: 250-978-8300 (We accept collect calls.)