New Canadian passport coming out this year. Now BC is updating its government ID’s.
Today, I noticed an ad on the bus featuring the new BC Services Card – another government ID – that will be available starting 15 February 2013. Basically, it’s: BC driver’s licence / BCID (non-driver’s) + CareCard (health card). How convenient is that? I for one can’t stand carrying a million cards that won’t fit in my wallet.
There are 3 types of BC Services Card:
1. BC Drive’s Licence & Services Card:
Pretty self-explanatory: You drive so now you can combine your licence with the services card!
2. [Non-Driver’s] Photo BC Services Card:
You’re an adult and you don’t drive.
3. Non-Photo BC Services Card :
- All under 19 and over 75 (who don’t have a driver’s licence)
- New residents with temporary immigration status
- Those who can’t visit an ICBC driver licensing office
Where to go: an ICBC Driver Licensing Office
What to bring:
- ID (driver’s/BCID)
- Get your pic taken
- Receive new card in the mail!
Please note that all adults have until 2018 to renew their MSP enrollment and get a new BC Services Card. BC Services Cards are valid for 5 years.
- Identification overhaul: B.C. CareCard merges with driver’s licence starting February (theprovince.com)
- Powerful new card to replace B.C. Care Card (cbc.ca)
- Craig McInnes: High-tech B.C. care cards spark privacy concerns (vancouversun.com)