Renew your driver's licence
You can't smile in your new driver's licence photo, but hopefully our friendly, efficient service will make you leave with one. Renewing is simple and easy—here's how.
How to renew
To renew your licence:
Best times for you to visit
Come early morning mid-week for your best chance to avoid waiting during peak times.
Check out the infographic to see
visitor traffic at our driver licensing offices.
If you are outside of B.C. at renewal time
Your licence must be renewed in person. If you'll be away when your licence expires, try to renew before you leave.
Like your passport, it’s important to hold a valid driver’s licence at all times when abroad or when visiting the U.S., if you plan to do any driving.
You can renew it up to 180 days early—and you won't lose any time on your licence.
If you're outside of B.C. when your licence expires, or if renewing within 180 days early isn't enough, call our
driver licensing information line.
It's illegal to drive with an expired licence—don't leave it till the last minute.
Ongoing medical conditions
Upon each application and renewal of a driver’s licence, you will be asked to declare any new or ongoing medical or physical condition.
Please let us know if you would like privacy while doing so.
ICBC is committed to ensuring your privacy as well as making reasonable accommodation for those with disabilities.