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What are my responsibilities when verifying my client’s identity?

Last modified on March 03, 2021

Identity Verification is an online service designed to support a thorough Know Your Client (KYC) practice. The decision about client identity remains at all times with you as the legal professional, to be made in accordance with your professional standards and applicable laws.

Identity Verification supports checking two government-issued photo identification. Conducting client identity checks using two government-issued identification supports basic FINTRAC compliance requirements followed by most legal professionals in BC.

Identity Verification provides an additional measure of assurance in respect of your client’s identity.

It is your responsibility to determine if the evidence provided by the Identity Verification service adequately meets the requirements to verify your client’s identity.