Proof of Age London (PAL) card

The PAL card is a Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) approved card and is ID scan compatible. It should be accepted anywhere in the UK where age verification is required to purchase goods or services.

Anyone between the ages of 16 and 25 can apply for a PAL card and you can use it to prove your age in:

  • bars and clubs
  • cinemas
  • shops and other businesses selling age restricted products

If you live or study in Southwark, your PAL card can also be used to access our library services.

Unlike some other card providers we promise not to sell on your personal data. This means you won't be bombarded with spam emails, unwanted texts or junk mail just because you have a PAL card.

The application fee is just £10 unless you live in Southwark, or attend a school, college or University in Southwark, in which case the application fee is waived.

Don't risk losing your passport! Take a PAL instead

We want to work with local schools, colleges and universities to encourage take-up and can hold application sessions on request.

Page last updated: 26 July 2019