Our office will close on:-

Monday 23rd December, 2019 at 4pm

We re-open on Thursday 2nd January, 2020 at 9.30am


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 MONDAY 9th DECEMBER, 2019

To receive your card on our 5 working day service we must receive your completed application form by MONDAY 16th DECEMBER, 2019

To receive your card on our overnight tracked service we must receive your completed application form by MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER, 2019

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.


Terms & Conditions

Our Contact Details

Main House
Bishop's Yard
United Kingdom

Phone: 01434 634 996
Email: info@validateuk.co.uk

Applying for an ID Card

Fill out your details and then follow the instructions on the subsequent screen. If you require any help or advice, please contact us.

Credit/Debit Card Security

All payments are taken by Paypal (paypal.com).

We do not store the credit card, debit card or bank account details of our customers.

Basic Terms

  1. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your account.
  2. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.
  3. You may not use the validateuk.co.uk service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  4. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the validateuk.co.uk service.
  5. You must not modify, adapt or hack validateuk.co.uk or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with validateuk.co.uk.
  6. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  7. You must not, in the use of validateuk.co.uk, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your validateuk.co.uk account. While validateuk.co.uk prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that Validate UK cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its website and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the validateuk.co.uk service at your own risk.


General Conditions

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the validateuk.co.uk service for any reason, without notice at any time.
  2. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, we will notify you via internet mail according to the preference expressed on your account. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgement.
  3. We reserve the right, in accordance with any applicable laws, to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  4. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Use.



  1. We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Validate UK service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours.



  1. We respect your privacy.
  2. We do not store the credit card, debit card or bank account details of our customers.
  3. We will not give your details to 3rd parties.
  4. We only ask for information during signup that is required for the purpose of the website and service.
  5. In order to log in to the site, you must enable session cookies.
  6. We don't leave any cookies on your computer - our intentions are good!
  7. We only use session cookies to identify you within the website whilst you're logged in. This is normal practise and does not try to capture any personal information from your computer.


Declaration prior to application

  1. I confirm I have read and accept the VALIDATE UK terms & conditions.
  2. I acknowledge that providing false information is a criminal offence (Fraud Act 2006). I understand VALIDATE UK will not issue a card unless all requirements for card issue have been met.
  3. I understand that payment covers the cost of processing this application. I am not buying the card, which remains the property of VALIDATE UK Limited and it may not be lent to, or used by, anyone other than myself.
  4. I will enclose 2 colour passport-quality (45mm x 35mm) photos, one signed by the referee.
  5. I will print my application form from the website and will post it to VALIDATE UK.
  6. I will send copies of the required documentation as stated on the application form duly countersigned by my referee. (Click here for a list of acceptable referees).
  7. I consent to being contacted by VALIDATE UK in connection with legal, advisory and promotional purposes.
  8. I understand that an incomplete application form cannot be processed.
  9. I consent to the referee confirming my personal details when contacted by VALIDATE UK
  10. I understand that once payment has been made, the application process has started, and no refunds can be issued.

Please be aware that Royal Mail now charge on the size of envelope you use as well as weight, we strongly recommend that you check with your local post office to make sure that you have the correct postage on your envelope; if you do not have the correct postage your item will be held by Royal Mail, we will then have to collect it and pay the surcharge which we will require you to reimburse.

Please do not assume that by using a 1st class stamp that your envelope will arrive in our offices the next day, in many cases this does not happen and if we don't receive your envelope in time it will delay your card.

Step 1

Card Recognition Guide 5-step checking process

Step 1 * Check the hologram

  • Look for the 3D effect in the background of the hologram
  • look for the small text in the background
  • The hologram must be flush with the plastic of the card NOT stuckon top of plastic.
  • If in doubt compare it with a sample card; Need a sample? Call us

Download ID-card-recognition-guide. PDF

FAQs Top10

How quickly can I have my card?

There are three services:

  • Card sent out to you within 10 working days of receipt of your application in our office (working days are Mon to Fri) – costs £15
  • Card sent out to you within 5 working days of receipt of your application in our office (working days are Mon to Fri) – costs £25
  • There is a guaranteed overnight service which means that you receive your card the next working day after we have received your application form in our office. This excludes Saturday and Sunday and is dependent upon your documents being correct and your referee check being successful. The package will need a signature when it arrives at your house; it doesn't have to be the applicant who signs. If you would rather us send it to another address, that can be done as long as you give us the full postal address in writing and enclose that instruction with your application. There are extra options with this service so it's best to call us so that we can see how best to help you.
I have lost my card, can I get a replacement?

As long as we still hold your records, a replacement can be produced. Please send an email to info@validateuk.co.uk 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.

Can I pay for my card using my online bank account?

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.

Can I pay for the card at the bank?

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.

Barclays Bank

Account Name: Validate UK Ltd.
Account Number: 53164314
Sort Code: 20-40-09

Can I pay using my debit card or credit card?

Yes you can, just follow the payment instructions within the payment section.

Can I send you a photograph that I have taken and printed?

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.

Can you give me some advice about the photograph?

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:

  • in colour on plain white photographic paper
  • taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • identical
  • a true and current likeness of you
  • clear and in focus
  • without any tears or creases
  • unaltered by computer software

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:

  • facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • with a sensible expression, you can smile
  • without anything covering the face
  • in clear contrast to the background
  • without a head covering (unless it's worn for religious or medical reasons)
  • no hats, beanies, head scarves, head bands or sweat bands
  • no headphones
  • with eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • if you normally wear glasses then it is alright to be photographed with your glasses on; please ensure that there is no reflective glare from the lenses
  • your eyes must be visible, not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair
  • without any ‘red eye'
  • without any shadows in the picture

Photos of children

  • Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.
  • Children under 6 don't have to be looking directly at the camera or have a neutral expression.
  • Children under 1 don't have to have their eyes open. If their head is supported by a hand, the hand mustn't be visible in the photo.
I am not 18 for 2 months can I apply for my card now?

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.

I want my card now!

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.

Payment Details
  • 10 working day service is £15
  • 5 working day service is £25
  • Tracked overnight for a next working day delivery by 1pm £40 (not Saturday delivery)
  • 9am next working day deliveries are available. Call for details
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