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 cannot look at your application until you have supplied all of the required documents and it will delay your application if you do not provide the correct documents.

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.

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.

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.

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Apply by phone

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