Government ID

Proving your identity is required for many day-to-day activities like completing an application, cashing a cheque or renting a hotel room. B.C. residents should have government-issued ID and know how to keep their personal identity safe.

Why You Need ID

It's best to present government-issued ID to businesses and service providers that are required to check ID. This will make it easier for you to access services and privileges that require identification.

BC Services Card

Welcome to the BC Services Card site. The BC Services Card provides secure access to provincial government services. New cards are now being issued to replace all existing CareCards.

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates are a foundation identity document for British Columbians and we should all be vigilant about protecting ourselves against identity fraud and identity theft.

Guide to the Authentication of Documents

Governments and organizations sometimes require that documents for use in foreign countries be authenticated in order to be accepted. Authentication, for purposes in British Columbia, means the signature of the B.C. official who signed the document has been authenticated (sometimes called legalized) by the Government of British Columbia.

BC Services Card

Have you heard? Provincial government ID is getting an upgrade. The new BC Services Card will provide secure access to government services.

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Find out how to get your card

Driver's Licence Renewal

When it’s time to renew your driver’s licence, combine it with the BC Services Card. It's convenient, easy and it's one less card in your wallet.

Find out how to get your card

CareCard Replacement

The CareCard has not been updated since 1989. Since then, there have been advances in card technology that provide better security features, including a photo on most cards. Get secure access to health care services by replacing your CareCard with a BC Services Card.

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