- Will the ID Bank pay for my ID?
The ID Bank covers the cost of:
- Canadian birth certificates
- Replacement Canadian Citizenship Certificate
- Replacement Permanent Resident Cards
- Why are the wait times for birth certificates and proof of status in Canada documents so long?
Each of these documents is applied for through different provincial or federal government agencies who have varying administration/processing times. The ID Bank also has administrative and processing times. Once your application is completed with the ID Bank worker, it goes into the queue to be processed and sent off to the proper government agency.
- What is the difference between the B.C. Photo Services card and BCID?
The B.C. Photo Services card is FREE and it replaces the CareCard for access to health care services and is available to eligible B.C. residents who are already enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP). It can be used as a reliable piece of photo ID.
BCID is a B.C. government issued ID card that you pay for. Costs found here.
The B.C. Photo Services card and BCID are both British Columbia government issued photo ID cards. Both of these cards are applied for at an ICBC licensing office and you need two pieces of ID to apply for them.
- Will the ID Bank pay for my BCID card?
No. The ID Bank is funded to cover the cost of Canadian birth certificates, replacement Canadian Citizenship Certificate, and replacement Permanent Resident Cards. If you are receiving Income Assistance you may be eligible to have the cost of renewing your BCID waived. You can, however, apply for the B.C. Photo Services card which, like the BCID card, is government issued photo ID and it is FREE.
- I want to store my ID with The ID Bank. How does that work?
In order to store your ID with the ID Bank, meet with the ID Bank worker and sign a storage contract. Your ID will be stored securely on-site at all times. When you need to use your ID, you sign it out and return it when you are done.