The FWID (BC Fish and Wildlife ID) has been in place for a year now. How many of you know that your BC Residency actually expires? Tip: log into the BC hunting portal with your BCeID and go to your profile. You may be seeing something like the picture below.
If you don’t browse the B.C. hunting portal regularly you may have missed this note in their Important Notices:
Attention All Resident Hunters
Resident hunters are required to prove they are a resident of British Columbia every 3 years. Hunter’s Fish and Wildlife online profile will display the residency expiry date. If your residency credential has not yet expired, but will within six months, visit a Service BC, or FrontCounter BC office to show your proof of residency and ask the counter agent to update your residency credential for another 3 years. You can also update your residency by logging into your online Fish and Wildlife profile, and selecting “Update Residency”. Log in to your online profile at at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.”
To ensure your status is updated you will need to upload a picture of a document showing your residency status. Once updated you will get an email confirming the status change. If you don’t verify it you may not be able to buy your next year’s license.