If you’re an ICBC customer with auto insurance that’s about to expire, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now renew your policy online. This means you won’t have to make a trip to an office to take care of this important task.

The New ICBC Autoplan Online Renewal Process is Here

The new ICBC insurance policy renewal online process is secure and easy to use, and it’s available to all eligible customers. 

As your trusted broker, King Insurance will continue to provide support by reviewing your renewals and answering any questions you may have.

Let’s embrace this fantastic update together!

How the ICBC Insurance Renewal Online Works

Here are the steps you will you will need to follow:

Step 1.

Check Your Eligibility

The first step is ensuring you are eligible for the online renewal process, as some personal policies may not be eligible. You may visit https://renew.icbc.com to check your eligibility.

If you find out that your policy is ineligible, don’t worry! We can help you renew your policy by phone or email. 

Step 2.

Securely log in to the ICBC renewal portal

Log into your ICBC portal with BC services card App or Interac® verification service.
If you are unable to sign in with any of these services, you should contact an Autoplan broker to renew your policy. 

Step 3.

Confirm your insurance coverage and policy details

Confirm your insurance coverage and policy details. Update your details. and pay for your policy.

Note:  If You want to add, remove or change your ICBC optional coverages during the renewal we will not be able to do this online. In this case you should contact an Autoplan broker to renew your policy.

Step 4.

Confirm your contact information

Make sure your address and contact on file are correct

Step 5.

Select a broker

Your selected broker will review the renewal and contact you if needed.
This is when you can select King Insurance as your preferred broker. If you don’t see King Insurance on the list, click on the “find another broker: button.

Step 6.

Print your insurance documents

Once you complete your renewal, all your documents will be emailed to you. If you have a printer, you may print them right from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have a printer? No worries! King Insurance is happy to print the documents for you. Another option is to request that ICBC mail you a physical copy of your paperwork.

If you are unsure about any aspect of the online renewal process, it is best to contact an insurance broker, such as King Insurance, located nearest to you. They can provide guidance and assistance before proceeding with the steps involved in obtaining your car insurance online

Limitation of the ICBC’s Online Renewal System

While ICBC’s online renewal system offers convenience, it doesn’t cover all aspects of insurance handling. Initiating new policies, making mid-term changes to active ones, acquiring temporary operation permits and renewing optional coverage from other providers still require contacting a broker.

The One-Owner Rule

One key requirement that might surprise some is the one-owner rule. This means that only one name should be listed as the owner on your policy. In cases where multiple individuals own the car, contact an a broker.

You can not create a new policy

The initiation of new policies, for instance, is something you can’t do on this platform. Whether insuring a new vehicle or adding another car to your existing policy – these actions will need either a face-to-face visit at an ICBC office or interaction over the phone with their agent.

No Outstanding Debts

Do you owe money ICBC? If so, you’re going to want to clear those balances before attempting an online policy update. Any unpaid fines or premiums will need to be settled prior because policies with outstanding debts are not eligible for an online renewal.

Mid-term changes to your active policy

Moving along, let’s talk about mid-term changes to your active policy – things like updating coverage levels or including additional drivers. Unfortunately, these active policy changes also fall into the list of limitations when using this online service.

Temporary operation permits

If you’ve ever needed a temporary operation permit allowing short-term use under specific circumstances such as repairs or testing purposes – sorry folks. This one too falls outside the realm where technology meets convenience in BC insurance online services right now. One must directly connect with an authorized Autoplan broker who can issue such permits instead.

A No-Go For Collector Vehicles

If you’re lucky enough to own a collector vehicle, then hats off. However, when it comes time for icbc insurance renewal online, don’t count on doing them through ICBC’s digital feature due to its unique insurance regulations associated with vintage cars.

But hey, don’t worry. You still get bragging rights over owning such fine pieces of history. Plus, dealing directly gives assurance that all specifics regarding your classic ride are properly addressed.

In summary, while taking advantage of modern conveniences like online platforms ensures smoother operations, do remember they come attached with specific prerequisites that must be met. But once cleared, voila. You can enjoy seamless auto insurance renewals right from the comfort of your home. Just click away.

Optional coverage

Last but not least, an important limitation pertains to optional coverages, specifically, those offered by other providers which don’t find a place here for renewals. The digital renewal system renews only basic compulsory auto insurance provided by ICBC itself and its own optional products if previously purchased.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ICBC Online Renewal Cheaper?

One common question is whether ICBC online renewal is cheaper than renewing in person. The answer is no. The rates for ICBC policies are standardized, so the cost remains the same regardless of whether you choose to renew online or in person.

What Do I Need to Get Ready for My Renewal?

If you’re planning to add any new drivers, jot down their birth dates and B.C. driver’s license numbers.

Interested in a usage-based discount? Keep your vehicle’s odometer reading at the ready. Just a heads-up: to qualify for this discount, you’ll need to submit two odometer readings a year apart.

Have your credit card information if you plan to pay in full. Or, if you’d like to pay in installments, have your bank account details ready.

How do I receive my renewed policy documents?

Once you complete your renewal, all your documents will be emailed to you. If you have a printer, you may print them right from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have a printer? No worries! King Insurance is happy to print the documents for you. Another option is to request that ICBC mail you a physical copy of your paperwork.

How will I get my renewed decal?

Starting from renewals on May 1, 2022, and onwards, there’s no need to display a decal on your BC License plate after renewing your policy. It’s totally up to you if you want to leave your existing decal on your plate or remove it after your policy is renewed.

Can I Renew Early?

Yes, you can renew your ICBC insurance early.


Renewing your ICBC insurance online is now a reality, offering car owners in British Columbia the convenience of managing their policy from anywhere.

This digital platform provides numerous benefits, but it’s important to understand the requirements and limitations to ensure a smooth renewal experience. From eligibility criteria to services that can’t be performed online, we’ve covered everything you need to know about ICBC insurance renewal online.

Do not hesitate to reach out to King Insurance whenever you require any form of support or guidance. Our team is always available to assist you and provide you with the necessary information and resources to help you with your car insurance.

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