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CitizenCard and Boomtown Fair team up for 2017
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 21 February 2017 04:47 PM

CitizenCard is pleased to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with the Boomtown Fair Music and Arts festival again this year.

Boomtown Fair will welcome people of all ages to enjoy festivities at festival site on the Matterley Estate, near Winchester. The innovative setting, stellar line-up and range of activities on offer means that there’s something for all ages at Boomtown this year.

Festival organisers are clear that ID checking on site will be incredibly strict at Boomtown Fair this year. Anyone lucky enough to look younger than 25 will be required to prove their age.  

To avoid people bringing passports or driving licences to the site CitizenCard has teamed up with Boomtown Fair once again to offer all attendees to this year’s festival a discounted, Boomtown branded CitizenCard.

CitizenCard is currently supporting Her Majesty’s Passport Office’s campaign to convince young people to leave their passports at home in favour of PASS ID cards, to reduce the number of passports lost each year that are expensive to replace and could fall into the wrong hands.

Organisers of Boomtown fair have reported that many valuable passports are left behind at the festival each year. Together, we are committed to reducing the number of passports left behind at the festival by making sure that revellers have access to a low cost, easy to replace alternative instead.

All festival goers need to do is to go to and use the code BOOMTOWN when signing up to get a branded CitizenCard with a £5 discount.

For full details of Boomtown Fair’s age and ID policy, visit

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Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 21 December 2016 01:38 PM

CitizenCard welcomes today’s (WEDNESDAY 21 DECEMBER 2016) launch of the campaign by Her Majesty’s Passport Office to encourage young people to leave their passport at home and to use a PASS card instead.

Andrew Chevis, Chief Executive of CitizenCard and a Board Director of PASSCO which accredits PASS card issuers, said:

“Half of all lost passports are lost in bars, clubs and pubs so we welcome the Government’s clear support for PASS cards as an affordable, easy to replace form of ID/proof of age. PASS cards are available free of charge in some parts of the UK (Scotland and a few English local authorities) and across the UK cards are available to anyone at a cost of £15 or less. Much cheaper and easier to replace than a passport.

We welcome the endorsement by the Security Industry Authority of this campaign and would urge all SIA-accredited doorstaff and security companies to spread the word.”

PASS cards are issued by a small number of accredited issuers including the largest UK-wide issuer CitizenCard. Each card displays the PASS hologram endorsed by the Home Office, police, security industry and retailers & licensees as a valid form of ID and proof of age. Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said today:

“Young people face a higher risk of losing their passport as they often use it as a form of age verification.

A passport is a highly valuable document. If it gets lost or stolen, not only does it cost the holder money to replace it, but it can fall into the hands of criminals unless it is handed in and cancelled.

We are working with a number of stakeholders including retailers, licensed premises, police, local authorities and students, to communicate that there are better ways to prove your age, such as the PASS card.”

CitizenCard is promoting the campaign by offering PASS card applicants a CitizenCard for just £9 using a £6 discount code PASSNOTPASSPORT at

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