CitizenCard – Home Office-recognised photo ID / proof of age cards available to any resident in the UK
CitizenCard is the largest ID card provider in the UK with over 2 million cards issued.
All CitizenCards display the PASS hologram endorsed by the Home Office and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
In addition, our 18+ photo ID also displays the logos of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the UK Home Office’s SIA (Security Industry Authority).
CitizenCard is well-established as the UK’s most widely-recognised ID card.
Even if you have a passport or driving licence, keep those IDs safe at home and apply for a CitizenCard for everyday ID and proof of age needs.
CitizenCard can be used for domestic flights, entering festivals, bars & pubs, cinemas, casinos and in supermarkets or shops.
To get your first UK ID card online you must:
be a UK resident (live in the United Kingdom)
create your online account (complete a registration form and activate your account)
complete an online application for a new (first-time) CitizenCard and make a payment
choose a verification route – either a digital check that will authenticate your photo ID document or a referee who is a professional person that will confirm your identity (full details below)
upload passport quality photograph and, if needed, any documents required
we verify your identity with a photo ID validation or by contacting your referee
we post your photo ID card to you
If you have a valid, unexpired photo ID document stating your current name we can verify your identity electronically (details below). If you don’t have any valid photo ID, you need a referee.