Information about accepted proofs and photos when applying at a One Stop Shop

What you need to bring to apply for a Mandatory Blue Badge

If you are applying for a mandatory badge, please supply any of the following, which must be dated within the last 12 months.

  • 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 bring one item from the following list:

  • Marriage, birth or adoption certificate (must be 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.    
  • DWP or DLA benefit award dated within the last 12 months.
  • National identity card.

You will also need to bring 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.

What you need to bring to apply for a Discretionary Blue Badge

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, please supply 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.
  • A prescription for medication and/or a hospital letter confirming an appointment. 

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

  • Marriage, birth or adoption certificate (must be 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.
  • DWP or DLA benefit award dated within the last 12 months.
  • National identity card.