BC Identification Card (BCID)
Photo identification (ID) is very helpful in day-to-day activities. You may be asked to produce photo ID for many reasons:
- Confirm your address
- Write a cheque or use a credit card
- Prove your age at liquor stores, clubs and bars (where customers must be 19 or older)
- Prove your identity for flights in Canada
One of the most common pieces of photo ID used in British Columbia is a driver's licence. If you do not have a driver’s licence, you can apply for a BC identification (BCID) card. Like the driver’s licence, the BCID is a wallet-sized card that has your photo, address, and signature.
BCIDs are available to B.C. residents 12 years of age and older.
Here is the process to get a BCID:
- Bring one piece of primary and one piece of secondary identification to any driver licensing office (See list of acceptable ID)
- Pay the BCID fee and get your photo taken.
Your new ID card will be mailed to you within 4 to 6 weeks.