Proof of identity documentation

In order to collect your Cardiff University student ID card, you'll need to provide proof of your identity.

International students

You must bring the following:

If you don't have any of these, you will not be issued with a student card. Please contact the Student Support Centre as soon as possible for advice.

International Student Support enquiries

EEA National students

You must bring one of the following:

  • Original passport
  • National identity card

If you can't provide one of these documents, you will not be issued with a student card.

UK National students

You must bring one of the following:

  • Original passport
  • Naturalisation certificate
  • Right of abode certificate
  • Birth certificate

If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you will only be granted a temporary student card. You will have six weeks from the start of your course to provide one of these forms of ID, or your registration with the University may be cancelled.

How to get a temporary student card

You can obtain a temporary card by providing two of the following forms of ID (one of which must contain your address, confirmed during enrolment, as held on the University student record):

  • UK photographic driving licence
  • Tenancy agreement or mortgage documentation
  • Current cheque guarantee card
  • Current credit card or charge card
  • Bank or building society book
  • Cheque book
  • Full driving licence (without photo)
  • Utility bill
  • Marriage certificate
  • Home Office documents
  • Inland Revenue documents
  • Work permit
  • National Insurance card
  • Correspondence from the Student Loans Company or local authority