PASS Proof of Age Card
The SIA is very supportive of PASS cards, the scheme has strong support from the UK and has recently been endorsed by the Home Office :-
Her Majesty’s Passport Office launched a national campaign to tackle the issue of fraud and passport theft and is encouraging students and any young person who uses a passport for age verification to use alternative identification methods.
These include PASS, the UK national proof of age accreditation scheme which issues a photo identification card.
The SIA is pleased to see Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill supporting PASS and endorse his recent statement:-:
“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.”
I know that some of our licensed professional door staff have concerns about ID but I do wish to assure them that accepting a PASS card shows both due diligence and best practice, I want to assure colleagues that card issuers are rigorously audited by professional auditors from the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards, who along with the SIA and the National Police Chiefs’ Council all have their logos on PASS cards.
The Police have made it clear that provided the 5 Step Due Diligence Process is followed when IDs are being checked and that this is part of your training, then should an underage person make it inside despite those checks, then no one is going to be prosecuted or fined.”
5 Step Process, as applied to PASS Cards:
There are three services:
As long as we still hold your records, a replacement can be produced. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for a reprint confirming your full name, date of birth and address. This will be forwarded to records who will then respond by return email.
Yes, you can. Please make sure that you have ticked the box on the application form, please make sure that you follow the instructions on the form and that you use the card applicant's surname as the reference. This is very important, it is how we check your payment against your application - if you don't do it, the production of your card will be delayed.
The bank details are;
Sort Code 20-40-09
Account Number 53164314
Reference - put the applicants name.
Just call if you have any questions.
Only if you are a Barclays bank account holder. Tell them that you want to pay us, VALIDATE UK, and use the account details as below, again, please remember to use the card applicant's name as the reference. The bank will give you a receipt for your payment, please keep that as evidence that you have paid.
Account Name: Validate UK Ltd.
Account Number: 53164314
Sort Code: 20-40-09
Yes you can, just follow the payment instructions within the payment section.
Yes you can but please be aware that if the quality of the print is poor it will be rejected. This is because we need a good quality photograph in order to produce your card.
Your photos must be 45 millimetres (mm) high by 35mm wide - the standard size used in photo booths in the UK i.e. passport sized photographs/
You can't use photos that have been cut down from larger pictures.
Your photos must be:
The image of you
Your photos must show a close-up of your full head and shoulders. It must be only of you with no other objects or people. Below are examples of how your photograph should look (the grey border is not a requirement).
Your photos may be rejected unless they show you:
Photos of children
Yes, you can apply before you turn 18. Please mark the application form in the top right hand corner 18+. We will process the application on receipt here. The card will be held until three working days before your birthday.
Sorry but we do not issue 18+ cards until you attain that age. If you want a 12/15 or 16/18 card now, that's fine, but you will need to re-apply if you want the 18+ card later. The cards don't "run out" so you can use them for as long as you want.