If you never had a Post Office PASS Card before you will need to use a digital check that will authenticate your photo ID document or provide a suitable referee, who needs to confirm your identity.
If you have an original photo ID document that bears a recent likeness to you and states your current name we can verify your identity electronically. If you don't have any photo ID, you need a referee.
There are two types of referees we accept - referees validating the original document(s) and referees confirming from official records.
A referee validating the original document(s) is a professional person that needs to see an official document(s) confirming your identity e.g. a birth certificate or NHS Medical Card and validate it to confirm your identity.
A referee confirming from official records is a professional person that confirms your details against official records held at their place of work.
Your chosen referee must:
How to apply for a New (first-time) Post Office PASS Card?
Please note for Express applications all required information must be received by 12pm for the application process to start that day.
Costs £15 and takes up to 21 days. Card posted by Royal Mail 2nd class post.
Costs £30 and takes 1-2 working days. Card posted by Royal Mail Tracked 24 (next day delivery).
Are you already a cardholder?
If you wish to apply for a higher age band before you actually reach the age, for example if you are 17 but wish to apply for an 18+ UK ID card, you must confirm this either:
The card in this case will be issued only on the date or after your actual birthday. If we are not informed about the age band you wish to use, we will produce a card which displays the age band applicable to you at the time of despatch.