Proving your identity is required for many day-to-day activities like completing an application, cashing a cheque or renting a hotel room. B.C. residents should have government-issued ID and know how to keep their personal identity safe.
It's best to present government-issued ID to businesses and service providers that are required to check ID. This will make it easier for you to access services and privileges that require identification.
Foreign governments and organizations sometimes require documents to be authenticated in order to be accepted for use in their jurisdiction. In British Columbia, authentication means that the signature of the provincial official who signed the document has been authenticated by the provincial government.