Product Info

To bring back an inactive B.C Company to active status. We register this process with B.C Registries and provide you with the electronic documents issued by them once the company is restored.
See Checklist section for the steps of this process.

Other names:

  • Full Restoration of B.C. Company.


Restoration is completed in 4 steps.

  1. Name approval. The Company name will have to approval again by B.C Registries unless it was a numbered company.
  2. A Notice to restore this company is to be published in the British Columbia Gazette.
  3. Submit a full restoration application to B.C Registries.
  4. File all pending Annual reports.

Who can apply for restoration:

  • Director, officer or shareholder of the company.

What is required to restore?

  • Name request number (if it was a named company) from B.C Registries.
  • Company name, company number and company password.

What you get

Articles Sample Docs
Certificate of restoration
Sample Document
Notice of Articles
Sample Document
Annual returns proof of filings
Sample Document


Restoration is a multi-step process which involves electronic processes as well as manual work.
The whole process takes about 15-25 days for completion depending upon the current turn around time of B.C Registries (which varies according to their work load and staff availability).


Why do I need a name approval for restoring a Company?

Name approval number is a pre-requisite for applying to restore. B.C Registries will not accept the restoration application with out a name request/approval of the name.