Using a BCeID to Submit Your Natural Resource Application

What is a BCeID?

A BCeID allows you to securely sign in to many government services in British Columbia using a single user ID and password.

Note: some natural resource applications require a particular type of BCeID (see table below).

Why use a BCeID?

There are many benefits to using a BCeID account when submitting your natural resource application, including:

  • Stop and re-start – you can save your application and complete it later.
  • Progress check – discover what stage of the process your application is at.
  • Share access to one application (Business BCeID only) – multiple employees can edit/submit your applications or check the progress.

What are the types of BCeID accounts?


Basic BCeID Register for a Basic BCeID

Personal BCeID Register for a Personal BCeID

Business BCeID Register for a Business BCeID

Description For accessing a service in a personal capacity. For accessing a service in a personal capacity that requires your identity to be verified. For representing a legal entity, such as a(n):
  • Company or partnership
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Not-for-profit or charitable organization
  • Educational institution like a university or college
Options for Use
  • A Basic or Personal BCeID may be used for most natural resource applications.
  • Exceptions include:
    • Free Miner’s Certificate (Business BCeID required)
  • May be used for all natural resource applications.
  • Required for Free Miner’s Certificate
Registration Started and completed online. Started online and must be completed in-person, within 60 days, at a BCeID Point of Service location for identity verification. Started online, but your business type will determine how it's completed—online, in person, by mail, or with assistance from BCeID.
Summary of Requirements None. You must have the following identity documents:
  1. One Canadian Government-issued identity document, such as:
    • Canadian Birth Certificate
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
    • Canadian Permanent Resident Card, or
    • Canadian Immigration Document
  2. One Government-issued photo ID with a photo taken within the last 5 years, such as:
    • Driver’s License
    • BC Services Card
    • BC Identification Card, or
    • Canadian Passport
  3. If applicable, documents to support changes to your legal name:
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Proof of Marriage, or
    • Change of Name Certificate
  1. You must be an authorized representative of your organization
  2. You may have to provide documentation to prove your business or organization's identity
  Register for a Basic BCeID Register for a Personal BCeID Register for a Business BCeID