OFFICIAL PHOTO ID FOR THE UK

ABOUT VALIDATE UK

VALIDATE UK, launched in Cardiff 1998 by the then Minister, Dr Kim Howells MP, is the longest running national proof of age card in the UK. All cards are issued in English/Welsh.

Having been involved with the PASS scheme since its inception, and PASS accredited for 10 years, VALIDATE UK still works to its original recipe: to protect children and young people, to help licensees and retailers with ascertaining a person's age, and to assist those who must uphold the law.

Over the years the card has become useful for all sorts of applications other than just the sale of age restricted products and is now used for situations where a person might need ID.

VALIDATE UK cards are available for all ages; our oldest card holder is 97!

We have a ten working day service, a five working day service and a guaranteed overnight service. We realise that, when applying for a card, everyone's situation is different so do call us as we're always happy to help. If you need assistance call 01434 634996.

VALIDATE UK cards all bear the PASS hologram meaning that they are recognised by the Home Office, National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) and CTSI (Chartered Trading Standards Institute) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA), as valid photographic proof of age ID. PASS is supported by all the major trade associations - if you'd like to know which trade organisations and venues support PASS, click here.

We have information packs for retailers and licensees, just call to discuss your requirements.


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Our office will close on:-

Friday 21st December, 2018 at 4pm

We re-open on Thursday 3rd January, 2019 at 9.30am

IMPORTANT !!

If you want a card in time for either Christmas or New Year’s Eve your completed application form must be with us no later than:-

To receive your card on our 10 working day service we must receive your completed application form by FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER, 2018

To receive your card on our 5 working day service we must receive your completed application form by FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER, 2018

To receive your card on our overnight tracked service we must receive your completed application form by THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER, 2018

In ALL cases please make sure that your referee is available to take our call as cards are not despatched until the reference is completed

PLEASE remember that the post slows down at Christmas and the guide given above is a minimum. There is information on the web site in “More info” regarding posting your application to us. We are not responsible for non delivery of your application form to our offices.

PLEASE POST EARLY !