ICBC offering remote licence renewals, payment deferrals

The Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC) is granting temporary driver's licence extensions and insurance payment deferrals for up to 90 days.

The measures will allow British Columbians to maintain self-isolation and social-distancing, will protect ICBC employees and could also ease immediate cash flow concerns.

article continues below

Insurance Corp. of British Columbia (ICBC) customers can now defer their monthly auto insurance payments for up to 90 days with no penalty. The measure triples ICBC's previous one-time 30-day deferral policy, and is intended to support British Columbians facing financial hardship as the spread of COVID-19 shutters businesses and spurs layoffs.

The deferral will be available to ICBC customers are already on monthly Autoplan payments for up to 90 days.

B.C. drivers can also temporarily extend their licence by phone up to six weeks before it expires. Extensions will be granted for licence renewals, licence reinstatements and lost licence replacements.

Drivers will be mailed a 90-day temporary licence. ICBC says it will monitor the ongoing situation to see whether an additional extension is needed.

All driver knowledge tests for motorcycles and passenger vehicles have been suspended indefinitely, and ICBC is working on how to deliver remote knowledge tests. Commercial tests are continuing except when translation services are required.

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Prince George Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. Comments that contain external links will not be permitted. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Reopening POLL

What's the most important thing you need to do as the economy starts reopening?

or  view results

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!

Popular Citizen

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Lowest Gas Prices in Prince George
Prince George Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com