Post Office and CitizenCard launch PASS Cards

Post Office has teamed up with longest-established photo-ID scheme CitizenCard to issue Post Office Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) Cards.

The Home Office and police-endorsed PASS hologram on each card means that shops, bars, cinemas, clubs and travel operators can trust the card as a valid form of proof of age/photo-ID. Anyone in the UK can apply, at a cost of £15, for a Post Office Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card via postoffice.citizencard.com.

Elinor Hull, Post Office’s Identity Services Director, said: “At Post Office our ambition is to make it easier and more affordable for everyone to access the products and services to which they’re entitled.

“Our new EasyID app lets anyone use their smart phone to prove who they are or how old they are, and now the Post Office PASS card lets anyone obtain an affordable proof of age/photo-ID to keep in their purse or wallet.”

Andrew Chevis, Chief Executive of CitizenCard, added: “Lost passports and driving licences are difficult and expensive to replace. So I’m thrilled that the Post Office will be using its longstanding expertise in identity services to offer PASS cards to a wider audience.”