Check processing times for BC Registries and Online Services

Request priority service ($100 fee + filing fee) if you need to have a service completed in 1 to 2 business days.

Updated September 12, 2023 

Please note, these processing times are the estimated wait time when submitting a new request. Wait times are approximate and submit to change.   Processing times are updated weekly. 

Incorporated companies

Extraprovincial registration for limited liability companies (LLCs) 10 business day
Extraprovincial change of name 3 business day
Extraprovincial amalgamation 15 business days
Application to continue out of B.C. 0 business days
Dissolution 2 business days
Restoration 32 business days
Limited partnership application 4 business days
Limited liability partnership application   4 business days

Cooperative associations

Amendment, resolution  17 business days
Restoration 10 business days


Correction 36 business days
Restoration 10 business days

Sole proprietorships and general partnerships

Corrections 1-2 business days

Manufactured homes

Registration or change 90 business days

Personal property

Registrations or change 37 business days

Search requests

Request for business or organization records 9 business days
Request for Certificate of Status 9 business days
Request for Letter Under Seal or Certificate of Good Standing 10 business days

Name requests  Updated : September 12, 2023 – For the most accurate waiting time, please go directly to Name Request

Review and approval  23 business days

Ask for help

Contact the BC Registries helpdesk for help Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registry does not provide business or legal advice.

Toll free: 1-877-526-1526
Victoria: 250 387-7848

Support and services

For additional support with BC Registries filings, visit a Service BC location or call 1-877-370-1033 or visit Support with BC Registries filings for your service options. Please note that Service BC does not provide legal or financial advice.

Explore business resources and support services from the Small Business Branch or Small Business BC.