Blue Badges

4. Apply for a Blue Badge

Before applying, read the eligibility for a Blue Badge section to make sure you apply under the correct category.  

Important information before you start

You will need:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your driving licence number (if you have one)
  • The details of your current Blue Badge (if you have one)
  • A passport style photograph, in colour and a true likeness
  • Proof of residency*
  • Proof of identity*
  • Proof of relevant benefits dated within the last 12 months if applying under one of these categories

You can upload these onto the online application form, or email them to

*Proof of residency and identity

Do NOT send original documents

Proof of residency

The following documents are accepted as proof of residency:

  • A benefit award letter from the DWP dated within 12 months
  • Council tax bill, bank statement, utility bill or water bill dated within the last 12 months
  • Driving License (full or provisional) which shows the applicant's current address
  • For Children, we can accept an official letter from the school confirming that the child attends the school or a document regarding the child. This must be addressed to the parent of the child at the address where the child lives. The letter/document must be dated within the last 12 months
  • For applicants living in a residential / care home, a letter from the home or organisation on letter headed paper confirming they live at that address.

Proof of identity

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • Passport (as long as it is no more than five years past the expiry date)
  • Driving License (photo card only)
  • Birth Certificate (short or long)
  • Adoption Certificate
  • NoWcard
  • Marriage / Divorce certificate.

Please note:

  • Your application is not complete until you have submitted the supporting evidence required.
  • You can 'save and return later' to your application via the task list page of the online application.
  • You will lose your application after 60 minutes if you have not already saved it.
  • You will need to provide an email address and postcode to save your application.
  • You can save your application for 7 days.

Apply online for a Blue Badge via the official GOV.UK website:

Start your application for a Blue Badge >

It may take up to 28 days for us to process your application. We will contact you if there is a problem with your application or you are unsuccessful.

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