Police and SIA on the cards

The New 18+ CitizenCard

The new 18+ ID card design was launched in March 2018. The card is completely smooth and displays the PASS hologram endorsed by the Home Office and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. In addition, the ID displays the logos of the Police and the Security Industry that give their full support to the scheme.

Security features of CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for cardholders aged over 18

The 18+ card security features:

  1. Trademarked CitizenCard logo.
  2. Distinctive blue, rose-shaped guilloche pattern.
  3. The colour photo confirms whether the person presenting the card is the lawful cardholder.
  4. The National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram signifies that the card is a genuine UK Government-recognised photo ID / proof of age card.
  5. The age band (18+) confirms immediately that the cardholder is an adult. So, unlike driving licences, there’s no need to calculate if the cardholder is 17 or 18 from their DoB.
  6. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) logos are printed on the front of the card.
  7. The card displays a UV (ultraviolet) marking in the form of the PASS logo which runs right across the card. The UV marks can be seen with a UV light.

An 18+ smart ID Yoti CitizenCard (pictured below) also contains the Yoti Key smart chip.

Yoti CitizenCard, a smart UK ID card, for applicants aged over 18

CitizenCard for Under-18s

The ID cards for under 18s were launched in July 2015 and are available in the following age bands: "16-17" and "Under 16". The cards are completely smooth and display the PASS hologram endorsed by the Home Office, the Police and the Security Industry. In addition, the IDs display the Trading Standards Institute logo that give their full support to the scheme.

Security features of CitizenCard, a UK ID card, for cardholders aged under 18

The under 18 card security features:

  1. Trademarked CitizenCard logo.
  2. Distinctive yellow, rose-shaped guilloche pattern.
  3. The colour photo confirms whether the person presenting the card is the lawful cardholder.
  4. The National Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram signifies that the card is a genuine UK Government-recognised photo ID / proof of age card.
  5. The age band (16-17 or Under 16) confirms immediately that the cardholder is either 16/17 years old or Under 16. The card also gives the date at which a 16-17 cardholder turns 18 or an Under 16 cardholder turns 16.
  6. The Trading Standards Institute logo is printed on the front of the card.
  7. The card displays a UV (ultraviolet) marking in the form of the PASS logo which runs right across the card. The UV marks can be seen with a UV light.

An under 18 smart ID Yoti CitizenCard (16-17 card pictured below) does not display the Trading Standards Institute logo, but contains the Yoti Key smart chip.

Yoti CitizenCard, a smart UK ID card, for applicants aged 16 and 17

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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, passport quality photograph and (if applicable) a copy of an official document confirming your identity.
  • Make sure that your referee can be contacted by phone during office hours at their place of work.

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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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