Driver licensing

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     New drivers

    Get your L: Learner's licence

    The first step in becoming a driver: pass the knowledge test and get your L. We have lots of tools and tips to help you get there.

    Get your N: Novice Learner

    Once you've been driving as a learner for a year, you can take your first road test. When you pass, you'll get your N.

    Get your full licence

    After two years of safe driving with your N, you're almost there! Pass your Class 5 road test and you'll get your full licence.

     Moving

    Moving within B.C.

    If you're moving within B.C, you need to change the address on your driver licence within 10 days. It's easy - you can do it online, by phone or at a driver licensing office.

    Remember to change your address on your insurance policy too. Contact your Autoplan Broker.

    Moving from within Canada

    If you're moving from within Canada, here's how to make the switch to a B.C. licence. You can drive for up to 90 days with your existing, valid licence.

    Moving from outside Canada

    Here's how to get a B.C. licence if you're moving from another country. You can drive for up to 90 days with your existing, valid licence.

     Your licence

    Renew your licence or ID

    It's easy to renew your driver's licence, BCID card, enhanced licence or enhanced ID. Find out what you'll need to do at the driver licensing office.

    Replace a lost or stolen licence or ID

    Sorry you lost your licence or card. Here's how to replace a lost or stolen driver's licence, BCID card, enhanced licence or enhanced ID card.

    Change your address or name

    Find out your options if you need to change your address or name on your driver's licence, BCID card, enhanced licence or enhanced ID card.

     Tickets and penalties

    Multiple crash premium

    Drivers who are at fault in three or more crashes within a three-year period pay a multiple crash premium fee.

    Vehicle impoundment

    Police can impound a vehicle when the driver is impaired, or for other reasons. Find out how to get your vehicle back.

    Pay a traffic or red light ticket

    For most tickets, paying within 30 days will reduce it by $25. You can pay your ticket by phone, in person or by mail.

     BC Services Card and BCID

    Temporary outage alert

    Please be advised that requests for BC Services Card may be impacted at ICBC on the following days:

    • Saturday December 6th, 2014
    • Monday December 8th, 2014
    • Tuesday December 9th, 2014

    For more details, please visit BC Services Card

    BC Services Card

    Renewing your driver's licence? You can get a BC Services Card at the same time. You can use it just like a CareCard to access health care services.

    BCID card

    The B.C. identification (BCID) card is a reliable, accepted form of government photo ID for people who don't have a driver's licence.