Not For Profit

CitizenCard is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with schools, charities and trading standards across the UK.

Our non-profit work:

  • we offer cards free of charge to schools, colleges and universities
  • we provide cards free of charge to our charity and government partners
  • we run the No ID No Sale campaign which main purpose is to prevent under-age sales

Please note our free cards programme is operated in partnership with schools and charities only and is not available to individual applicants.


We have worked with schools for many years issuing tens of thousands of proof of age / ID cards for free to students through schools and colleagues. Students use the cards to access cinemas and other age-restricted venues. In addition shop owners in the area know that students carry proof of age and can easily insist on seeing ID when young people buy age restricted goods.

CitizenCard-free ID cards for schools

For more info email:
Ashley Wells This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We work with a large number of charities across the UK supporting vulnerable and homeless people who don’t have a form of recognised ID. Through the charities we produce free ID cards, and we also encourage people who do have official ID, such as a passport, to keep that somewhere safe and carry a CitizenCard as ID instead. We work closely with our local charity Ace of Clubs, which provides essential services for homeless people, such as showers and a launderette, and a nice meeting space for people who have nowhere else to go.

CitizenCard-Ace of Clubs partnership-Sharon and Sean's story

We produced urgent cards for Sharon and Sean so that they could register their intention to get married with the local council.

CitizenCard-Ace of Clubs partnership-Junior's story

  "The CitizenCard was a total lifesaver! Getting it meant that I could attend a job interview."

Junior at Ace of Clubs

For more info email:
Ashley Wells This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No ID No Sale campaign

CitizenCard runs the No ID No Sale! campaign which provides retailers with information packs and advertising materials to prevent under-age sales of tobacco, alcohol and other age restricted goods. We produce and distribute the materials to individual shops and to trading standards offices across the UK.

No ID No Sale campaign

For more information please visit No ID No Sale website.


Important Points For Applicants

  • If you need your card right away, make an Urgent application and post it by Special Delivery.
  • Check whether your referee is acceptable as Route 1 or a Route 2 professional person.
  • Check whether your referee countersigned your form, photos and (if applicable) a copy of your ID.
  • Make sure that your referee can be contacted by phone during office hours at their place of work.


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

Contact us:

  • Address:
    36 Bromells Road
    SW4 0BG
  • Email:
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