A Standard application costs £15 and takes up to 21 days (card posted by Royal Mail 2nd class); an Express application costs £30 and takes 1-2 working days (subject to verification; card posted by Royal Mail Tracked 24 - next day delivery).
Post Office PASS Cards are issued by CitizenCard and can be used to create your identity on the free EasyID app. This means you'll have a physical proof of age card and the ability to create ID on your mobile.
All Post Office PASS Cards can be confirmed as valid by retailers and other organisations at pocardverify.citizencard.com or using the free CitizenCard Verify app available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store as long as the cardholder allows their card to be checked.
All Post Office PASS Cards expire 3 years after issuing (rounded up to the end of the month card was printed on) and display one of the following age bands relevant to your age at the time we send your card:
Bearing the PASS hologram the Post Office PASS Card is widely recognised as valid proof of age. Even if you have a passport or driving licence, keep those IDs safe at home and apply for a Post Office PASS Card for everyday proof of age needs.
You can use a Post Office PASS Card for:
If CitizenCard issues you with a Post Office PASS Card it remains our legal property. You can use it if you are the lawful cardholder for the permitted purposes of proving your identity or your age.
If you require the ‘next’ age band card (e.g. you are 17 but want an 18+ UK ID card) you must either select the required age band when you apply online or attach a cover note to your application form explaining which age band you would like.