Apply for a UK ID card Online

Apply for your UK ID card using CitizenCard's paperless, online application system to manage your application using your online account. Save time and money by avoiding the need to print forms, take photos at a photo booth or post anything to us.

CitizenCard proof of age & ID cards are available for any UK resident and are issued in 3 age categories: '18+' for adults, '16-17' for young people over 16 and 'Under 16' for children.

We offer two products for all age categories - in addition to the CitizenCard ID we also offer the Yoti CitizenCard, the new digital ID solution - a physical ID card which can be used to create your identity on the free Yoti mobile app. You can select which type of card you require during the application process.

Whether you are visiting premises, doing shopping or accessing services like transport, CitizenCard helps you prove your age and identity. To get your UK ID card, start the online application process below.

Is this your first CitizenCard photo ID ?

  • Yoti CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged over 18
  • CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged over 18
  • Yoti CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged 16 and 17
  • CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged 16 and 17
  • Yoti CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged under 16
  • CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for applicants aged under 16

Apply for your first CitizenCard ID

Standard Application
Costs £15 and takes 21 days. Card posted by Royal Mail 2nd class post
Urgent Application
Costs £30 and takes 1-2 working days. Card posted by Special Delivery guaranteed Next Day by 1pm

For information on how to get a CitizenCard the same day you apply, please read about our Same Day ID Service.

Are you already a cardholder ?

Apply for a replacement card if:

  • You lost your CitizenCard
  • Your CitizenCard is damaged
  • Your current age band has expired
  • Your appearance or name has changed
  • You want a Yoti CitizenCard

Apply for a Replacement ID card

Standard Application
Costs £12 and takes 21 days. Card posted by Royal Mail 2nd class post
Urgent Application
Costs £25 and takes 1-2 working days. Card posted by Special Delivery guaranteed Next Day by 1pm

How to apply for your first UK ID card online?

  • 1. Start the online application process by using "Apply for your first CitizenCard ID" button.
  • 2. "Create Your Account" online (complete a registration form and activate your account) or "Log in" to your CitizenCard online account if you already have one.
  • 3. Use "Apply for a new CitizenCard" button, complete a new, online application for a CitizenCard and make a payment.
  • 4. "Choose your referee", a professional person that will confirm your identity
  • 5. Upload your photo and, if needed, any documents required.
  • 6. Confirm you have finished uploading your file(s).
  • 7. Your referee confirms your identity.
  • 8. We post your photo ID card to you after the application is verified and your identity checked.

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Important Points For Online Applicants

  • If you need your card right away, make an Urgent application using our paperless online application system.
  • Make sure you follow our photo requirements when you upload your photo.
  • Check whether your referee is acceptable as a professional person validating original document(s) or confirming your details from official records.
  • Check whether your referee completed the Digital Referee Declaration Form to submit their work details to us.
  • Make sure that your referee can be contacted by phone and email during office hours at their place of work.

TRUSTED ID SINCE 1999

The PASS hologram on each CitizenCard is endorsed by the Home Office, Police, SIA and retailers.

Proof of Age Standards SchemeNational Police Chiefs' Council
Chartered Trading Standards InstituteSecurity Industry Authority

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