Moving from B.C.
Find out how to update your insurance when you move, work or study outside of B.C.
Are you moving away from B.C., or working or studying outside the province for a while? If so, be sure your auto insurance is valid and up-to-date. Here’s how:
Notify your Autoplan broker
Your insurance policy must always show your current address (location) and vehicle use.
Important: If your policy isn’t up-to-date, in the event of a claim you might not be covered.
Before leaving B.C., go to any Autoplan broker to update your insurance.
Find out the rules in your new location
Depending on where you’re moving to (or working or studying temporarily), you may have to register, licence and insure your vehicle
- as soon as you arrive there, or
- before your ICBC policy expires.
For more information, contact an insurance agent or the motor vehicle authority in the place you’re moving to. We recommend doing this before you leave B.C.
Note: If you do have to insure your vehicle as soon as you arrive, don’t renew your ICBC policy instead: you might invalidate your coverage.
Get your driving record and claims history
If you buy insurance in your new location, the insurer will probably ask for your driving record and your claims history.
We can mail, email or fax these documents to you.
|To get your driving record
||To get your claims history
|You can either phone or write us, or go in-person to a driver licensing office.
For details, see Your driving record.
|Phone our Customer Contact department:
- Lower Mainland: 604-661-2255
- Elsewhere in B.C., Canada or the U.S.: 1-800-663-3051
Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Before calling, please have your contact information ready.