Greater Victoria Coordinated ID Service
What are ID Services?
Identification is necessary to access vital services and supports such as housing, health care, income security and other social services.
The Greater Victoria Coordinated Identification Service offers client based, pro-active, and respectful ID services for people who need it most. In partnership with local community organizations, we have established a coordinated regional effort to increase access to services in acquiring or storing ID through our weekly drop-in clinics, or by contacting our staff directly.
If you are referring clients to our services, make sure to have the applicant with you so that we can gather as much information as possible and fast track the process. Our staff will contact you or the applicant within two business days to follow up with any necessary steps.
We are currently assisting clients with the following kinds of ID:
- Birth Certificates for all Canadian provinces and territories
- BC Services Card & BCID
- Name and gender change applications
- Secure status cards (SCIS)
- Permanent residency & citizenship
Drop-in Clinic Calendar
Community Partners & Advisory Committee Members
We are grateful for the lived-experience members of the GVCIS Advisory Committee who provide their insight and expertise to this program.