Due to an increased volume in Name Approval Requests, processing time may take up to three weeks. If you require a response within 1 business day, please upgrade to a priority service for an additional $100 fee.

We have taken immediate steps to improve the processing time and we expect to see improvements over the next few months. We will continue to update you on processing times. Thank you for your continued patience.


Welcome to the official British Columbia Government website that allows you to submit a business or corporate name for approval by B.C. Registry staff.
Step 1 Read this IMPORTANT INFORMATION before you begin
Step 2 Research your choices
Step 3 Submit a Name Approval Request

SOCIETY NAME REQUESTS must be submitted through Societies Online
Step 4 View the status of a Name Approval Request
Update or cancel unprocessed requests. View processed requests.