Apply for a Blue Badge

Check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge.

Before you start

You can apply online for a Blue Badge. The following pages will guide you through the process to help make your application as simple as possible.

Before you apply for a Blue Badge, you must:

  • check your eligibility
  • have proof of identity and proof of address
  • gather the evidence to support your application
  • find or take a passport-style photo.
Warning We will not look at your application until you supply the required documents. Your evidence must show how your condition affects your mobility or your ability to make journeys.

Check if you are eligible for a Blue Badge

Before you start your application, you need to know under which criterion you are going to apply so that you can prepare the documents you must provide with your application. Check the Blue Badge eligibility criteria.

Applying on behalf of another adult or a child

The adult or child who needs the Blue Badge is the 'applicant'. Give their details in the form - not your own. We will refuse an application with incorrect information.

You cannot use your account to make an application for another person.

If the applicant doesn't have an account, you can set one up for them. For an adult, you need their agreement unless you have power of attorney.

Awaiting or recovering from surgery or treatment

If you have had surgery within the past three months, we won't consider your application unless surgery is not expected to have improved your walking ability.

If you are awaiting surgery or treatment, and expect this to improve your walking ability, you should give the date you expect to have surgery on your application form.

What if you don’t qualify?

If you don't qualify, then find out about options for people with mobility problems on our accessible transport pages.

How you can apply

Apply online

Applications can be processed quicker if you apply online and upload your supporting documents directly to the application form. Start your application online and if you get stuck, give us a call on 0345 050 7666.

You'll need access to an email account to apply online. Need help setting up an email account? 

Apply by phone

If you are unable to apply online and require an assisted service, contact us on 0345 050 7666. We will not look at your application until you have supplied your documents.

Live webchat

We are trialling a live webchat function on this page as a new way to contact us. Let us know if you have any feedback or issues using the webchat. There are some issues we are aware of and are trying to resolve.