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Proof of identity documentation

In order to obtain a 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 upload one of the following as part of the enrolment process:

  • original passport
  • national identity card.

If you can't provide one of these documents, you will not be able to complete registration with the University.

UK National students

You must upload one of the following as part of the enrolment process:

  • 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 temporary registration. 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 temporary registration

You will need to provide 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
  • debit 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.