CitizenCard-issued Post Office PASS cards - affordable proof of age for the UK
Posted by CitizenCard on 05 October 2021 12:01 AM
The UK's longest-established photo-ID scheme CitizenCard has teamed up with Post Office to issue Post Office PASS Cards. Anyone in the UK can apply at a cost of £15 for a Post Office PASS card via postoffice.citizencard.com.
The Home Office and police-endorsed PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) hologram on each card means that shops, bars, cinemas, clubs and travel operators can trust the card as a valid form of proof of age/photo-ID.
93% of 16-34 year olds take out valuable passports or driving licences to prove their age or identity to buy age-restricted products and services. 1 million driving licences and 400,000 passports are lost each year in the UK.
Andrew Chevis, Chief Executive of CitizenCard, wants people to leave those documents at home:
Elinor Hull, Post Office's Identity Services Director, believes the Post Office PASS card will help some of the 11 million people in the UK who own neither a passport nor driving licence to obtain a trusted proof of age/photo-ID:
CitizenCard is a non-profit organisation accredited by PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) to issue proof of age/photo-ID cards endorsed by the Home Office, Scottish Government, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Post Office has launched EasyID as a safe way to prove identity online and in person from your smart phone. EasyID is built using Yoti technology certified compliant with ISO/IEC 27001 information security standards.
The Post Office PASS Card is issued by CitizenCard and is available in 18+ and under-18 versions. The 18+ card displays the NPCC and SIA logos. The standard application cost is £15. Express application cost is £30.
For more information: www.postoffice.co.uk/identity/pass-card
To apply for a card: postoffice.citizencard.com/apply-online
The validity of a genuine Post Office PASS Card can be verified at pocardverify.citizencard.com
The Elections Bill provisions for Voter ID, if they become law, will require all UK voters to produce photo-ID at the polling station. PASS cards, including the Post Office PASS card, is listed in Schedule 1 of the Bill as one of the valid forms of photo-ID.