Changing your address on a driver's licence or BCID
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 or BCID 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.
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.
Call our driver licensing information line.
Visit any ICBC driver licensing office.
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.
Changing your name or address on an EDL or EIC
Changing your name or address means reapplying for a new EDL or EIC.
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.
Some Canadian Citizenship Certificates not accepted
Due to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) change, anyone using a Canadian Citizenship Certificate issued on or after Feb. 1, 2012 as ID can't apply for or renew an EDL or EIC.
ICBC is working with CIC and we hope to be able to accept this document in the future. Please check back for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.