You can't smile in your new driver's licence photo, but hopefully our friendly, efficient service will make you leave with one. Renewing is simple and easy—here's how.
To renew your licence:
Bring two pieces of accepted ID
Pay the fee for your new licence
Find out if your card is in the mail while you wait
To renew your learner’s licence, you need to re-take and pass the knowledge test. Find out more at Get your L (icbc.com).
Your licence must be renewed in person. If you'll be away when your licence expires, try to renew before you leave. Like your passport, it’s important to hold a valid driver’s licence at all times when abroad or when visiting the U.S., if you plan to do any driving.
You can renew it up to 180 days early—and you won't lose any time on your licence.
If you're outside of B.C. when your licence expires, or if renewing within 180 days early isn't enough, call our driver licensing information line.
Upon each application and renewal of a driver’s licence, you will be asked to declare any new or ongoing medical or physical condition. Please let us know if you would like privacy while doing so. ICBC is committed to ensuring your privacy as well as making reasonable accommodation for those with disabilities.
It's illegal to drive with an expired licence—don't leave it till the last minute.