Photo BC Services Card

Check out the information and technology used for the Photo BC Services Card:

See the front of the Photo BC Services Card

See the back of the BC Services Card

1. BC Services Card
The card is a BC Services Card only.


2. Name
The first, middle, and last name of the individual.


3. Card Issued Date
The date an individual had their identity verified at an ICBC driver licensing office.


4. Card Expiry Date
Renew your BC Services Card by this date.


5. Date of Birth


6. Magnetic Stripe
Used by card readers, it contains the same information that appears on the card.


7. Not a Driver’s Licence
This card is not to be used or accepted as a driver’s licence.


8. Personal Health Number
A unique number assigned by the Ministry of Health to eligible beneficiaries.


9. Barcode
Used by scanners, it contains the same information that appears on the card.


10. Chip
Every BC Services Card has a chip embedded in it for future access to government services in-person and online. The chip does not store any personal or medical information. If your card is lost or stolen, the chip can be deactivated to prevent someone else from using it.


Get Your Card

Eligible B.C. residents can apply for a Photo BC Services Card.