Information about accepted proofs and photos

Proofs for a Mandatory Blue Badge application

If you are applying for a mandatory badge, please upload a scan or clear image of any of the following, which must be dated within the last three years.

  • your Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Benefit Award letter confirming entitlement to higher rate mobility component  
  • your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award letter with a score of 8 points or more in the 'moving around component'
  • War Pension confirming mobility component  
  • Blind registration card

In addition, you will need to upload a scan or clear image of one of the items from the following list:

  • marriage, birth or adoption certificate - this must be the full certificate with parents details 
  • valid driving licence - card or paper version    
  • valid passport.    
  • pension award letter dated within the last 12 months
  • tax credit award or Inland Revenue letter dated within the last 12 months    
  • National identity card

You will also need to upload a scan or clear image of one colour passport-sized photograph, taking the following into account:

  • it must be a taken in the last 12 months, clear and front facing picture of the applicant's full face.    
  • it is not acceptable to wear a hat or scarf. In the case of religious preferences, the scarf should not hide your face.    
  • if you are wearing dark lenses, we may require you to provide a new picture without glasses, unless you are registered blind.

Proofs for a Discretionary Blue Badge application

If you do not hold any of the above you may still be entitled to a discretionary blue badge. If you have received an acceptance letter, you will need to upload a scan or clear image of a prescription for medication and/or a hospital letter confirming an appointment.

Please also need to a scan or clear image of one item from the following list, dated within the last 12 months:

  • utility bill, rent or pension book    
  • bank statement    
  • valid driving licence - card or paper version   
  • DWP or DLA benefit    
  • tax credit award or Inland Revenue letter

In addition, you will need upload one item from the following list:

  • marriage, birth or adoption certificate - this must be the full certificate with parents details
  • valid driving licence - card or paper version    
  • valid passport.    
  • pension award letter dated within the last 12 months.    
  • tax credit award or Inland Revenue letter dated within the last 12 months
  • PIP or DLA benefit award dated within the last 3 years
  • National identity card

You will also need to upload a scan or clear image of one colour passport-sized photograph, taking the following into account:

  • it must be a taken in the last 12 months, clear and front facing picture of the applicant's full face.    
  • it is not acceptable to wear a hat or scarf. In the case of religious preferences, the scarf should not hide your face.    
  • if you are wearing dark lenses, we may require you to provide a new picture without glasses, unless you are registered blind.