Getting your Card

New FIC students

Getting your FIC ID card is simple. Visit the Registrar and Information Services front counter at the Burnaby campus with valid photo ID to have your photo taken and your card printed, 24 hours after you have enrolled in your classes.

Pick up your FIC ID card:

Acceptable photo identification

To get your FIC ID card you must present one of the following photo IDs: (Full name and date of birth must be in English)

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate (must be presented with photo ID)
  • Driver’s licence
  • BCID
  • Federal government employee ID
  • Provincial government employee ID
  • Municipal government employee ID
  • Permanent Resident Card

Expired IDs cannot be accepted.

Photo standards

  • Tinted prescription glasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible
  • Sunglasses cannot be worn
  • A hat cannot be worn
  • Photograph must not be altered in any way
  • Photograph must reflect current appearance
  • Photograph taken must show a full head without anything covering the hair unless the hair cover is worn for religious reasons or reasons related to a disability
  • Photograph must be taken with a neutral facial expression
  • Photograph must not be altered in any way

Special cases

Women wearing a face cover can make an appointment at Registrar and Information Services to be photographed without the face cover by a female staff member in the private ID room by calling 778.782.6930 or emailing