Obtaining a student ID card remotely

If you're a part time or distance learner, or on a work or study placement, it's possible to get your student ID card remotely.  

This service is not for campus based students - you should read our information on student ID cards. If you are a campus-based student, your application for a remote student ID card will be turned down and you will be asked to obtain your card in person at the Student Services Centre.

New non-campus-based students obtaining their first student ID card

Please complete the online  student ID card application form

We also need a passport-style photograph and your official ID:

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

Submitting your official ID 

UK/EEA non-campus-based students 

Your ID must be certified by a notary public, solicitor, doctor, teacher or post office member of staff. The Post Office offer a Document Certification Service

You should scan the certified documents and attach them to your online application form.

International non-campus-based students

If your visa is not Tier 4, your passport and visa must only be certified by the Post Office.  You should scan the certified documents and attach them to your online application form. If you hold a Tier 4 visa you must bring your passport and visa to the Student Services Centre in person.


The ID card will be posted to you within 14 days of receipt of the correct documents (this might take longer during busier periods, such as September, October and January).

Please contact us if you have any queries.

REPLACEMENT CARDS FOR EXISTING NON-CAMPUS-BASED STUDENTS

Please note, this service is only available for students who are not on campus during our opening times, such as some part-time or distance-learning students, or those on work/study placements and not campus based students.

LOST/STOLEN CARDS FOR NON-CAMPUS-BASED STUDENTS

If your lost card is handed in to the Student Services Centre, we will email you to collect it. Please check your University email account before requesting a replacement. Contact us to arrange delivery.

If your card has not been handed in, you will need to complete the online student ID card application form.

You do not need to provide official ID documents again but you will need to provide a new photograph. You will also need to pay £10 for a replacement through our online store.

As there have been a number of fraudulent theft claims, this charge applies irrespective of the reason for the loss.

EXPIRED CARDS FOR NON-CAMPUS-BASED STUDENTS

If you are a current student whose programme of study has been extended (e.g. students who have intercalated, taken a year abroad/in industry) and your student card has expired, you must return your expired card to the address below before we can issue a replacement.

Postal address

ID Card Services
Student Support & Counter Services
Student Services Centre
Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

You must also complete the online student ID card application form . You do not need to provide official ID documents again but you will need to provide a new photograph.

If you no longer have your expired card, this will be treated as a lost card and you will need to pay for a replacement. You can find further information about student ID cards here.