Language Services for ICBC



Strategic Languages provides quality translation and language services for ICBC clients.




Our official translations are recognized by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).They are done by language experts registered with ICBC and certified by BC’s professional translation association. We offer all languages.



Claims History Letter Translation


If you are a new or returning BC resident, obtaining an accurate translation of the claims history letter from your previous auto insurer in a non-English speaking country is the first step toward getting an insurance discount. You can receive a five-percent discount for each claim-free year, up to a maximum discount of forty percent. ICBC will look at the last 8+ continuous claim-free years.


Therefore, providing insurance claims history letters from your previous insurance companies can result in significant savings on insurance premiums.  It is worth the effort. It has become even more important since ICBC announced recent changes to their Claim Rated Scale (CRS) system, which mean that drivers will lose their discounts more quickly when having a chargeable claim, even if it’s their first.



Pre-Translation Preparation


To prepare to collect this discount, focus on putting all your documents – claims history letters – together and making sure that they contain all necessary details required by ICBC. Otherwise, incomplete document(s) translated from other languages will be rejected and you will have to repeat the whole process, which will cost you more.


Make sure that each claims history letter is on insurance company letterhead. Each letter must include the insurance company’s contact information, the date of issue, the name of the principal operator as well as other relevant insured persons, the policy number, effective dates, and details of any claims, or statements that there were no at-fault claims. Finally, ensure that the letter has been signed by the insurance company representative.



Ordering Translation for ICBC


Once you are sure that you have all your claims history letters ready with all the required details, scan them or take good pictures of them with your smartphone and send them to our email address. Attach the scanned copies or pictures to your email and indicate which language you want them translated from and to, and when you need your translations back. We will then email you an exact quote. After you accept the quote, we will initiate the project and start translating. You will then receive your ICBC-recognized translation within the agreed-upon deadline.



Other Language Services for ICBC


In addition to translating claims history letters, we offer translations of other materials required by ICBC. All work is done exclusively by seasoned professionals registered with ICBC. Just contact us today to discuss your needs further.

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