Due to the volume of requests, your student ID card may take more than 5 business days. The Registrar Services team will notify you once it is ready.

If you are an active student registered in a course at Bow Valley College, you must have a student ID card to enter our campuses.

A student ID card is your proof of identity as a Bow Valley College student. It shows your name, program, picture, and ID number. Your ID allows you to access to our campus' facilities and services such as the RGO Library, booking with advisors, Rileys printing, the bookstore, and more.

Registrar Services will issue digital student IDs valid for the Fall 2021 term (September 1, 2021 - January 7, 2022). The digital IDs will be in the form of a PDF file that you will need to have readily available to be displayed on your smartphone or tablet devices when entering Bow Valley College campuses. 

You can request a photo ID card from Registrar Services by uploading a photo of yourself and a piece of government-issued photo ID through our secure online form (your MyBVC log-in is required to use the form). The deadline to submit your request  is August 20, 2021. Late submissions will not be guaranteed to be processed in time when the Fall term begins. 

Student ID Request Form

Valid Government-issued photo identification includes:
  • a driver's license issued by a Canadian province/territory or U.S. state;
  • Canadian permanent resident, First Nations status, citizenship, or Nexus card;
  • an Alberta non-driver's identification card; or
  • the photo page from your passport

If we cannot read/verify the information on your uploaded identification, your request will be rejected and you will need to re-submit.

Photo Specifications: 
  • Photo file must be in .JPEG format
  • One clear, high-resolution photo of your full face (from shoulders to top of your head/hair)
  • Photos with retouching or beauty filters will be rejected
  • Your photo must be taken against a plain background like a wall or curtain
  • The picture must match your day-to-day appearance and your government ID
  • We respect religious head coverings and personal gender expression

Once your photo is submitted and approved by the Registrar Services team, you will be sent an email with your digital student ID card attached within 5 business days. 

Your uploaded photo should look similar to this example: 

Sample of uploaded student ID

Accommodations will be made if you are unable to submit your request through our online form, or if you do not have an internet-connected smartphone or tablet. 


Yes! As long as the card is not expired (look at the "valid" date on the bottom), your ID card is still active. If it is expired and you are still an active student, request a new ID card. If your card is still valid but you prefer to update it with the new logo, a replacement fee of $10 may be charged. 

When you request your ID card by the deadline, we will ask you if you have a smartphone. We will work directly with students who do not own a smartphone to ensure you have an ID card for campus access before the start of term.


  • If you are currently studying in a post-secondary program at BVC, please register for your courses via mybvc to ensure your enrolments and fees are processed appropriately.
  • Cart total based on domestic tuition rates. For information about International Tuition rates please see Fee Information
  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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