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Acceptable Documentation as Proof of Identity

In order to collect your Cardiff University Student Card you will be required to provide proof of your identity.

It is essential that new students should bring the following to collect a University Student Card:

For international students 

You must bring the following:

  • Original Passport with Entry Clearance Visa
  • Biometric Card (where applicable)

(If you do not have any of the above, please contact the Student Support Centre immediately for advice).


All other students

You must bring one of the following:

  • Passport / EU National Identity card
  • UK Photographic Drivers Licence

Alternatively, TWO of the following can be used (ONE of which must contain your address, confirmed during enrolment, as held on the University Student Record):

  • Tenancy Agreement/Mortgage documentation
  • Current Cheque Guarantee Card
  • Current Credit Card or Charge Card
  • Bank or Building Society Book
  • Cheque Book
  • Medical Card
  • Full Drivers Licence (without photo)
  • Utility Bill
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Home Office Documents
  • Inland Revenue Documents
  • Work Permit
  • RESI Identity card
  • National Insurance Card
  • Correspondence from the Student Loans Company or Local Authority

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