Once a Registry Account is created – you can make registrations from the Account/Welcome page. Scroll down to Registration Options and select a type of registration to make.
Register a Personal Information Record – online
When you click to register a Personal Information Record (PIR), you will be asked for payment. (For details on payment, read the section of this site on Fees.)
Once paid, the PIR is available for you to enter information online. You can go in and out to add more or to make changes. Be sure to click ‘Save.’
The PIR will always start at the Emergency Info page, but you can click on any topic in any order to go do a different section.
You can share the PIR with others who have legal authority to help and may need some direction, especially in a crisis. For example, they may need to know the name and location of your doctor/clinic, financial institution or financial advisor. Do NOT list any passwords or your PIN, but be sure to list any online accounts. For example, do you pay your gas bill online? Do you have a Facebook account?
Register a BC Personal Planning Document
Personal Planning is about making arrangements in case of incapacity, for end-of-life, and other support needs.
This section of the Nidus Registry is based on British Columbia legislation and practice. Data entered in this section can be accessed by authorized third parties in BC. This facilitates communication and helps to honour people’s wishes and keep them safe.
People outside BC can register their personal planning documents under the ‘Other Documents’ section (discussed next).
For more information about the concept of Personal Planning and the ESSENTIAL documents for BC and other jurisdictions, go to the Nidus Resource Centre site at www.nidus.ca
If third parties operating outside BC (like lawyers, government agencies, Public Trustees, financial institutions, health and residential care systems) want to be authorized to access the Nidus Registry, they may contact us at email@example.com
Click ‘Other Options’ to see the full list of options. You do not need to make one of each. Learn about the ESSENTIAL documents for BC.
Click on the type of document being registered and follow the instructions. If you have two different types of the same document register each one separately. For example, if you have an RA9 and an RA7F+L register one at a time, and the same applies if you have two Enduring Powers of Attorney documents.
If you are registering a Revocation, read the FAQ about ‘How to Register a Revocation for an Existing Registration?’
You can register information AND upload a copy of the completed document (recommended). You can upload LATER at no extra cost. See the FAQ on ‘How do I upload a Personal Planning Document later?’
Be specific about where the original is stored – use the details field (circled).
Register in Other Documents section
The Other Documents section of the Nidus Registry is being used to securely store copies of documents such as Wills, Insurance Policies, Passport, Travel Itinerary, Prescriptions or Medication Chart, and more. People outside BC may also use it for their personal planning documents.
Your document needs to be scanned in PDF format – as one file, not separate pages. Use Browse to location the document on your device or USB drive.
Think what could be useful if you were evacuated during a wildfire, flood, storm, earthquake or other emergency? What would you need to help re-build your life after a disaster or health crisis? What if you are travelling or temporarily living abroad?
Give a generic title like ‘Current Will’ or ‘Home Insurance.’ In this section, once you register a document (e.g. your 2009 Will) and make payment, you can replace the upload with a newer version (e.g. 2019 Will) at no cost. You can later edit/change comments, but not the title. You can also share the registration.
TIP: use the comment box to say where the original is located if this applies. (Today, some institutions do not issue hard copies and use electronic signatures. This generally does not apply to legal documents such as a Will that must be signed and witnessed in paper format first, then you can scan it.)
Store relevant audio/video files
You can securely store small audio or video files – and this is easier than ever with new technologies. Click this selection to see the types of formats.
The Nidus Registry is not trying to compete with YouTube or programs for displaying photos. This section was created as a place to securely store personal belief statements that some people wanted to make at end-of-life. You can share your audio/video registration with others.
Some people are using this section as part of emergency preparedness – to upload a video of tools, workshop, craft room, cars, and other equipment or structures in case of a flood or fire and insurance claim.
In BC, adults who do not communicate in a traditional way may find it useful to upload a video of signing/marking their Representation Agreement section 7 (RA7) in front of the independent witnesses.