Collecting your student ID card

Once you've completed the online registration process and printed out your registration certificate you'll be able to collect your student ID card.

How to apply for your student ID card

When you've completed all seven steps of the online registration process, an option will appear on screen to print your registration certificate. Print this out and keep it safe as you'll need to bring this with you when you collect your student ID card.

To be able to collect your student ID card, you will also need to bring the following official ID:  

  • UK students – passport
  • EEA students – passport or national ID card
  • International students - passport and visa

If you've forgotten your passport

If your passport is at home with your family/carer then you should ask them to send it to you as soon as possible so you can complete registration and be issued with your student ID card.

If you don't own a passport

The University strongly advises that you apply for a passport if you don’t currently own one. This form of official ID may be required when opening a bank account, applying for work or proving your age.

If you don’t own a passport then you have two options available to complete registration:

Whilst you’re waiting for the form to be completed you may request a temporary student ID card from the Student Services Centre Counter. The temporary ID card will be valid for up to two months and will enable you to use University facilities such as the libraries and Leeds University Union.

Once you’re able to submit your passport, or the completed Identification Verification Form with your registration certificate, you’ll be issued with your student ID card.


Where to collect your student ID card

During September registration you'll need to attend the relevant registration event.

If your course starts outside of the main registration event in September, you'll need to collect your student ID card from the Student Services Centre Counter. The University will confirm your attendance to the Student Loan Company where applicable. You'll need to check our further information page if your loan is delayed.

For more information about student ID cards, including how to get a replacement card if yours is lost or damaged refer to the student ID card page.

If you don't collect your card

You will not be fully registered with the University until you have collected your student ID card. If you don't collect your card, we could terminate your registration.

If your programme is not based on campus

 We strongly advise you to obtain your card in person. However, if you're unable to visit the Student Services Centre during normal opening times (part-time or distance-learning students, or those on work/study placements), it is possible to obtain a card remotely.