Eat, sleep, rave, repeat: if you’re heading out on the town, chances are you’ll be wondering what the deal is when it comes to having an ID card for clubs.

“Hey, can I see your ID please?” … Uh oh, we’ve all been there, haven’t we? And getting turned away from a club in front of all your mates simply because you’ve failed to prove your age is a club night to become known only by the name Cringe Central, whatever day of the week it is. So, how can you get the right ID card for clubs and verify your age?

Forget that dog-eared library card. It’s not your ticket to the dancefloor and bar. Avoid taking your passport or driving license out with you. Yes, they are official forms of ID for clubs and will be accepted but it’s expensive to replace them if they get lost. Plus, none of us want to worry about ID theft if our wallet or hand bag gets pinched while we’re lost in music under the club lights. Added downer, they can take ages to replace (think of all the nights out you’ll have to miss while you’re waiting for a replacement).

A less risky ID card for clubs

My ID Card is the official, PASS-accredited photo ID card accepted by most clubs across the UK as well as in cinemas, bars, restaurants and shops selling age-restricted goods and services. It’s easy to apply for and it only costs £15. Plus, it’s fully endorsed by the Home Office and The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) – so all those doormen you know and love are safe in the knowledge that it’s the real deal.

How do they know it’s authentic?

Clubs are advised by the above organisations to accept all photo ID cards with the official PASS logo and hologram as proof of age. Every My ID Card features this unique hologram, which can be scanned and checked by the scanning machines you’ll find at many club entrances these days.

You might have heard myths from the olden days before official ID cards for clubs, when you could try your luck (and usually fail) to get in to a venue with a bit of old-fashioned flirting. With these scanning machines, you can bat your eyelashes and flash that charming grin all you like, it won’t be persuaded without the PASS mark and you won’t get in to the club.

From Monday to Sunday, every night can be club night when you have My ID Card with you, so apply for yours here today.