Driver licensing

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​​​Moving and your licence

Welcome to B.C.! You have 90 days to switch over your licence after moving to B.C.

Driver licensing and COVID-19

You’ll need to book an appointment for most driver licensing services. Masks and physical distancing are voluntary when visiting a driver licensing office.

Moving from within Canada

If you're coming from another province or territory in Canada, here's how to exchange your licence.

Moving from outside Canada

Learn how to get a B.C. licence if you're from the U.S.A., China, India, the U.K, or any other country or region.

If you are moving away from B.C.

If you have a current B.C. driver's licence and are moving, chec​​k with your new licencing authority about what you will need to get a new driver's licence. Your B.C. licence will remain valid for a 90 days after you cease to be a resident in B.C.

If you have current Autoplan insurance with ICBC, learn more about what you need to do when you're moving away from B.C.

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Prove your driving experience

It's important to have the right document(s) to prove how long you've been driving.

BC Services Card​

Apply for health care coverage in ​B.C. using these enrolment forms.​​

Your insurance

In B.C., if you move, you are required to update ICBC with your new primary residential address within 10 days. Whenever you change address, you should make sure your vehicle licence, registration, and insurance is up to date to maintain your coverage.