All vehicles on B.C. roads need a vehicle identification number (VIN).
A vehicle can't be registered, licensed or insured without one.
Find out how to apply for a VIN here.
A vehicle identification number is a series of letters and numbers that vehicle manufacturers assign to each vehicle they make. The VIN is a unique, 17-digit number used to identify a vehicle, including its
|A vehicle must have a VIN when . . .||The following vehicles also need a VIN . . .
To apply for a B.C.-assigned VIN:
|1.||Download and fill out the application form for a B.C.-assigned VIN (PDF). You can also get this form from any Autoplan broker.|
|2.||Gather supporting documents (see the application form for details).|
|3.||Go to an Autoplan broker to complete the application.|
|4.||Ensure you bring:
|5.||After completing your application, mail it to
ICBC – Vehicle Registration Support
Room 235, 151 W. Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3H9
Please phone our Vehicle Registration Support department: 604-661-6638. (We accept collect calls.)