Proof of Age Requirements

BC Soccer photo ID (BCID) is compulsory for all U11 to U18 players and team officials in the BC Coastal Soccer League.

A Proof of Age (POA) is required to complete a player’s registration with the District Association and the BC Soccer Association, and to obtain a BCID. The BCID number is valid for the player’s entire soccer career.

All incoming U11 players and players who are new to youth divisional soccer in BC (U11-U18) must submit a POA document for age and Canadian citizenship verification. Non-citizens may require an International Transfer Certificate.

A POA document can be either a photo or a scan of a birth certificate or the photo page of a passport.

The document can be either a hardcopy or an electronic submission. Hardcopies are to be sent to: Vancouver United FC; 315-2083 Alma Street; Vancouver, BC; V6R 4N6. Electronic copies are to be emailed to: info/at/

  • Once the document is reviewed by Club Staff, the POAs are transferred to the District Registrar for approval.
  • Once approved by the District Registrar, a BCID number is issued and the POA documents are shredded or electronically deleted.
  • Only club officials who have undergone a Criminal Record Check and understand the sensitivity of these documents are permitted to handle POAs.
  • Please call the office at 604-674-4109 if you have any questions regarding POAs.