Last updated:

14th December 2023

What forms of ID will be accepted?

There are many forms of photo ID that are acceptable and anyone who does not have one can apply for free.

This can be done online or by completing a paper form and sending it to our electoral services team.

Accepted forms of photo ID include:

  • Passport
  • Full or provisional driving licence
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card
  • Identity card with Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) mark
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

Expired ID will also be accepted as long as the photograph on the document still resembles a likeness of the elector. 

A full list of accepted forms of ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and how to apply.

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