The season of parties and nights out is is a fun time, but are you ready to hit the town with your ID card for party nights?
Vampire teeth? Check. Zombie mask? Check. Sparklers, check? Santa hat. Check? My ID card? What?
Whether you’re ghouling about with your buddies Dracula and Frankenstein on Halloween, heading to a fireworks party or donning your poshest garb for a festive do – you need the new official proof of age, My ID Card.
What’s My ID Card?
My ID Card is an official proof of age card, accredited by PASS, the UK’s national proof of age accreditation scheme. As well as your photo, it has the official PASS logo and hologram and it’s fully endorsed by official organisations such as the Home Office and The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Because PASS carries these endorsements, people like the security staff at festival venues and doormen at clubs and bars will recognise that your My ID Card is the real deal and let you in.
As well as nights out, you can also use My ID Card as official proof of age for loads of other things:
- purchasing alcohol and e-cigarettes in supermarkets and shops
- entry into gigs and festivals
- buying age-restricted computer games and videos
- watching age-restricted films at the cinema
- placing bets in the bookies and playing in casinos and bingo halls
- getting a tattoo
- using a sunbed
Can’t I just use my passport though?
Let’s face it, it’s a bit risky carrying your passport around everywhere with you. Plus, it’s a hassle. Will you even have room for it in the pocket of your werewolf costume or Christmas clutch bag? And if you forget it, it could mean your big night out ends before it’s even begun.
Just like a passport, My ID is official photo ID, but it only costs £15. That’s lot less than the £80 it’ll cost you to replace your passport if you lose it, not to mention the inconvenience and waiting time involved in getting a new one.
My ID Card is easy to apply for, you could receive it in as little as 5-10 days, and it fits in your wallet – so it’ll always be there when you need it.