Request Name Approval and Reservation

The Name Approval Request allows you to make a maximum of three choices of names, in descending order of preference. Please read the name approval request instructions carefully before making your three choices. The fee for this form is $30.

Once your name is approved, it is reserved for a period of 56 calendar days, except for restoration purposes where the reservation period is 1 year plus 56 calendar days.

You can submit your name approval request in the following ways:

  • Over the Internet

    You can submit your Name Approval Request electronically at Name Requests Online. The fee is $30 and a BC OnLine service fee of $1.50. Name Requests Online accepts payment by credit card.

    If you are requesting a Name Approval for one of the following registration types, please call BC Registry Services 1 877 526-1526 for instructions before proceeding.

    • Limited Partnership
    • Extraprovincial Limited Partnership
    • Limited Liability Partnership
    • Extraprovincial Limited Liability Partnership
    • Unlimited Liability Company
    • Limited Liability Company
    • Extraprovincial Society
    • Extraprovincial Cooperative Association

    Note: If you have a BC OnLine account you can also submit your request electronically using your BC OnLine account.

  • Visit a Service Centre

    Visit your local service centre office. Upon payment of the specified fee, they can provide you with the Name Approval Request form and will submit your request to the Name Reservation Unit for examination, at the Corporate Registry. User fees may apply.

  • Mail

    Submit your Name Approval Request form, with fee by cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance, to the Corporate Registry, PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3

Incorporation, registration, restoration, amalgamation, change of name or assumed name documentation cannot be processed until your corporate name has been approved and reserved.

For information regarding completion of your Name Approval Request form, contact the Corporate Registry at 1 877 526-1526. Corporate Registry staff cannot provide legal or business advice.