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What you need to apply for an under 22s bus pass

What you need to apply 

To apply, you'll need: 

  • a laptop, tablet, phone or other device with a camera

  • proof of address, such as a bank statement or driving license 

  • proof of identity, such as a birth certificate or passport 

  • a photo of the young person, if they’re 11 or older 

  • proof of relationship, if applying for someone else 

Young people aged 16 to 21 will apply for a bus pass themselves. If the young person is aged 5 to 15, a parent, guardian, or carer will need to apply on their behalf.

If you’re applying for someone else, you’ll need proof of address and identity for both of you. 

Find out what you can use as proof of identity on 

To apply online for someone else, you’ll need proof of relationship such as: 

If you do not have proof of relationship, you’ll need to apply through your local council

If you’re applying online, it's easier if you have scans or photos of your documents before you start. 

If you do not have the documents you need  

Apply through your local council if you do not have these documents, or are unsure if the council will accept them.

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