Find out your eligibility, your required ID, and how to apply for an enhanced driver's licence (EDL).
To apply (or reapply) for an enhanced driver's licence ), follow these four steps:
Due to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) change, anyone using a Canadian Citizenship Certificate issued on or after Feb. 1, 2012 as ID cannot apply for or renew an EDL or EIC.
ICBC is working with CIC and hopes to be able to accept this document in the near future. Please check back for updates.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To be eligible for an EDL you must:
You must meet all of the requirements explained on pages 3–9 of Your Guide to B.C.'s Enhanced Driver's Licence Program (PDF).
Before applying for an EDL, please be sure to read this guide.
To prove your identity and citizenship, you need to provide three pieces of acceptable ID:
Your identification documents must
We accept certified true copies of one type of ID only: a marriage certificate certified by the original issuing government agency.
Most—but not all—B.C. birth certificates may be used as ID to apply for an EDL.
If you intend to use your BC. birth certificate as ID, check the registration number on the certificate first. The registration number must match one of the three formats shown below:
If the registration number on your B.C. birth certificate does not match any of these examples, contact B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency.
If the name on your birth certificate or Canadian citizenship document isn't the same as the name you use now, you must bring all legal "name-linking" documents showing your name changes to your EDL appointment.
If you’re not sure whether you have acceptable ID, contact any driver licensing office before your EDL appointment.