Driver licensing

Renew your licence or ID

Find out how to renew your driver's licence or BCID.


Card delivery delays

Due to a software upgrade, customers applying for or renewing their B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. Identification Card or BC Services Card may experience delivery delays between May 27 to early July. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

To renew your driver's licence or BCID, bring two pieces of accepted ID to any driver licensing office up to six months (180 days) before your licence expires.

If your B.C. driver's licence has been expired more than three years, find out how to renew it.

If you've been driving with an out-of-province licence

If during the last three years you've been driving with an out-of-province licence, you'll need to exchange it for a B.C. driver's licence. Book an appointment to renew your licence at an ICBC driver licensing office. You’ll need to bring two pieces of accepted ID and the renewal fee.

If you haven't been driving

If your licence expired over three years ago and you haven't been driving, you'll need to be retested before you can renew.

You will need to book an appointment to take a vision screening and road signs knowledge test at an ICBC driver licensing office. You’ll be issued a learner’s licence. There is no fee for the road signs test.

You can then book a re-exam road test when you're ready.

  • Before your road test, any outstanding fines, medical requirements, cancellations or prohibitions must first be satisfied.

  • If you have been licensed to operate several classes of vehicles, a road test using each type of vehicle will be required.

  • Should you wish to retain a previously held air brake endorsement, you must also complete an air brake pre-trip inspection on an air brake-equipped vehicle.