Step 1: Fill out the application form
You can download and fill out the
application form (MV1325) for a B.C. Assigned VIN, or get it from any Autoplan broker.
Your application form must provide the name, address and telephone number of the Designated Inspection Facility that will install the Assigned VIN tag. These facilities are listed in the Yellow Pages under “Vehicle Inspection Service” or visit the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement website.
Step 2: Gather and make copies of your supporting documents such as registration/title or receipts for all major components
We need to see receipts of all the major components of your vehicle that are not part of the original, so we know where the parts came from and what they cost. Refer to the application form for more details.
Step 3: Take photographs of your vehicle, motorcycle, or trailer
Find a list of the photos we need and how to take them on the MV1325 form.
Step 4: Go to an
Autoplan broker to complete the application
Ensure you bring:
- the MV1325 application form (original only, no photocopies)
the photographs of your vehicle, motorcycle, or trailer
- copies of your supporting documents
- $25 by cheque or money order (payable to ICBC), a non-refundable fee which covers the cost of administering the program.
Step 5: Mail the complete application package to ICBC
After completing your application, you or your broker can mail it to:
ICBC - Vehicle Registration Support
Room 235, 151 W. Esplanade
North Vancouver, B.C.
After we receive your application package
Once we receive your application package, your B.C. Assigned VIN must be installed by a Designated Inspection Facility (DIF). After your B.C. Assigned VIN is installed on your vehicle, you will need to register the vehicle at an Autoplan office.
Installation of the VIN at a designated inspection facility
ICBC will courier the Assigned VIN package, along with mounting equipment and instructions directly to your chosen DIF, typically within two to three weeks. However, this may be delayed if your application is incomplete.
Please note, you must have your new B.C. Assigned VIN attached to your vehicle within 30 days of your designated inspection facility receiving your VIN tag. You may have to pay a fee for this installation.
During peak season (April to September), processing times may be longer due to the high volume of applications.
Registering your vehicle once your VIN has been installed
Once the VIN tag has been attached to and/or stamped on your vehicle, you must take your original support documents (including the passed inspection report, if required), a copy of the B.C. Assigned VIN letter sent to you by ICBC and your vehicle to your Autoplan agent to sight the VIN and
register the vehicle.