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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
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
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.
Service BC Centres
For a location near you, go to http://www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca/locations/
OneStop Service Delivery Locations
For a location near you, go to http://www.bcbusinessregistry.ca/sites.htm
Note: OneStop service delivery locations are able to assist with some business start-up information. Once your business has been established, OneStop locations are a great source for business resource materials.
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.