Find out about the multi-year Modernization Initiative to improve all applications and enhance service delivery to citizens and businesses. 


July 8, 2019 - The Societies Act came into force on November 28, 2016, and recognizes there are over 27,000 societies in B.C. that vary significantly in size and purpose. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the government has been monitoring the roll-out of the Act to make sure it is working for societies and their members. Based on the feedback received from societies, the legal community and the public, the Ministry has developed proposed amendments to the Act to address some of the issues that have come to light. Societies, their members, the legal community and the public are encouraged to review and provide input on the proposed amendments. The deadline for input is August 23, 2019. 

Learn more about the amendments and the Societies Act Consultation 2019 


Changes to Process

Date Area Change Details

January 22, 2019

Name Requests Online

UPDATED: Email or Phone Number now required to search for a Name Request (for public/credit card users only)

BC Registry Services has enhanced Name Requests Online to improve security, requiring applicants searching for a name request (NR) to enter the NR number and an email address or phone number to retrieve their name request. The email address and phone number must match what was used on the name request application. Please note, this change does not impact BC Online Users, only public/credit card users.

Changes to Forms and Resources

Date Area Form Number Form Name Change Details
December 14, 2018 ExtraProvincial Limited Partnership Form 790 Declaration for Extra-Provincial Limited Partnership The Partnership Regulations, B.C. Reg. 524/78 was amended by Bill 23-2012. (NEW Form)
December 14, 2018 Limited Partnership Form 791 Declaration for British Columbia Limited Partnership

Required to register a new Limited Partnership, dissolve a Limited Partnership, amend the address of the registered office or amend the Certificate of Limited Partnership.(NEW Form)

December 14, 2018 Propietorship - Partnership REG 720 Change Proprietorship or Partnership Registration Changes to registrations, membership and dissolution have now been split into separate forms for partnerships and proprietorships. (Modified Form)
December 14, 2018 Partnership REG 721 Change Membership of Partnership Registration Formerly "Dissolution or Change of Partnership Registration". (Modified Form)
December 14, 2018 Propietorship - Partnership REG 722 Dissolution or Change of Proprietorship Registration  Formerly  "Dissolution of Proprietorship or Partnership". (Modified Form)