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Change your address or name

Learn how to change your name or address on a driver's licence or ID card.  

Changing your address on a driver's licence or BCID

Change address

You must change the address on your driver's licence or BCID within 10 days of moving.

You can change your address on your driver's licence three ways—either by phone, in-person or online.

For enhanced driver licences or ID cards you will need to have a new card issued. See changing your address on an EDL or EIC.

Online

Online

Use the B.C. government's online address change service.

If you have not received your address change sticker within two weeks, please call us or visit a driver licensing office.

Phone

By phone

Call our driver licensing information line.

In person

In person

Visit any ICBC driver licensing office.

Tip
If you want to update your address on your photo BC Services Card or BC Identification Card but are not a driver, please call us. If you have a non-photo BC Services Card and want to update your address, please call Health Insurance BC

Changing your address on your insurance

Visit your ICBC Autoplan broker. You'll need to go in-person to sign the documents.

Important: If your policy isn't up-to-date, your insurance might not cover you in a claim.

Changing your name on a driver's licence or BCID

If you've changed your name, you'll need to get a new licence or BCID card. Updating your driver's licence when you change your name is a legal requirement in B.C.

For enhanced driver licences or ID cards, see changing your name on an EDL or EIC.

How to change your name

Name changes must be done in-person, by visiting any ICBC driver licensing office.

Documents to bring:

  • Legal proof of your name change such as
    • a marriage certificate issued by Vital Statistics, a religious organization or a marriage commissioner (please note, the BC Marriage Commissioner's Statement of Marriage is not accepted)
    • a divorce certificate (both the married and previous names must be on the document)
    • Legal Change of name Certificate
  • Accepted ID in either your old or new name
  • Pay the fee for your new licence or ID

If your name has changed more than once

You'll need to provide all name change documents for every instance that your name has changed. We call these linking documents as they trace your birth name through to your current legal name.  You should only need to do this once.

Acceptable linking documents:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Legal name-change certificate
  • Divorce certificate that includes both your married name and your previous name
  • Court order, stamped by the court registry

Passports and photocopies

  • Passports cannot be used to change your name or be used as a linking document.

We accept a photocopy only when it is certified (stamped) as a true copy of the original document by the government agency that issued it.

Tip
If you want to update your address on your photo BC Services Card but are not a driver, please call us. If you have a non-photo BC Services Card and want to update your address, please call Health Insurance BC.

Changing your name or address on an EDL or EIC

Changing your name or address means reapplying for a new EDL or EIC.

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What to bring to your appointment

Change your name

Change your address

When reapplying for an EDL or EIC, a passport is not accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship.

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Address changes for Enhanced Driver Licences must be done in person & cannot be changed online. Please contact us to book an appointment

Certificate of Canadian Citizenship

Due to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) change, a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship issued on or after Feb. 1, 2012 as ID must be accompanied with a valid Canadian passport to apply for or renew an EDL or EIC.

Interim driver's licences

We'll issue you an interim driver's licence while you're waiting for your new EDL to arrive by mail. The interim driver's licence can't be used for cross-border travel into the U.S.