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Affordable proof of age accepted UK-wide

The Post Office PASS card, issued by CitizenCard, is an affordable alternative way to prove your age. It’s just £15 and accepted as an official form of ID throughout the UK.

Use your Post Office PASS card to prove you're under 16, over 16 or over 18.

Prove your age at UK retailers

Fly within the UK and Ireland

Prove your age in pubs, restaurants and other licensed establishments

Get discounted fares according to your age

Prove your age at cinemas and nightclubs

Create a Post Office EasyID on your smartphone to prove your age online and in person

What do I need to apply?

A recent photo of yourself

This must be the same quality as a passport photograph, taken against a plain white background

A referee who can vouch for you

This must be someone in a recognised profession (eg a teacher, doctor or solicitor) who isn’t related to you

Or some photo ID

This could be a passport (UK or international) or driving licence (UK or European)

Post Office Pass card

How much is a PASS card?

There are two levels of cost for a PASS card

  • A standard PASS card application costs £15 and normally takes no more than 3 weeks
  • An urgent application costs £30 and should take no more than 2 working days 

Using your PASS card with EasyID

With the Post Office EasyID app you can use your Post Office PASS card to prove your age online. Here’s how it works:

  1. Add your phone number

    Add a phone number and create a 5-digit PIN to secure your account

  2. Take a selfie

    Take a scan of your face so EasyID can verify you and protect your account

  3. Scan your PASS Card

    Go to ID documents and scan the front of your Post Office PASS card to add it to your account

Ready to get your Post Office PASS card?

No need to print forms, take photos or post items to us. Apply for your PASS card and manage your account online 

Need some help?

PASS card help and support

Find answers to common questions about Post Office PASS card, issued by CitizenCard, and details of how to get in touch:

Visit our PASS card support page