A BC Services Card passcode is similar to the PIN you use with your credit or debit card. Each time you use a card reader to log in with your card, you must use a BC Services Card passcode.
Get a Passcode
Enhanced levels of security make the card more secure and help protect everyone’s privacy. This means you have to take an extra step to get your passcode.
Step 2: Set your passcode by logging in to a participating government service or your BC Services Card Account.
- You must set your own passcode before the expiry date and time printed on your passcode receipt
- The temporary passcode expires after seven days
- If you don’t set your own passcode before the temporary passcode expires, you need to get a new temporary passcode from a designated government counter
- Numbers only (no letters or other characters)
- 4 to 8 numbers long
- Non-repeating numbers (e.g. 7777)
- Non-sequential numbers (e.g. 1234)
Here are a few passcode tips:
- Choose it wisely: Choose a passcode that you can remember and that isn't too easy for someone to guess (e.g. your birthday or sequential numbers)
- Keep it secure: It's important to keep your passcode to yourself – don’t share it with anyone or store it with your card
- Remember it: You need your passcode if you're using a card reader to log in to an online service.
Change Your Passcode
Reset Your Passcode
If you forget your passcode, you'll need to reset it. Go to a designated government counter to get a new temporary passcode. You'll need to take your BC Services Card with you to prove your identity.