Apply for a Blue Badge

Check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge.

Check your documents

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.

When you apply for a Blue Badge, you must provide several documents that support your application. You will save yourself time if you make sure you have the documents available before you start your application.

Documents you must provide

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of address
  • Passport photo of the badge-holder
  • Supporting evidence

Supporting evidence

You must provide supporting evidence that shows how your condition affects your mobility or your ability to make journeys. Check the supporting evidence you need to provide with a Blue Badge application before you start your application.

Proof of identity

One of the following (for an adult).

  • Valid driving licence
  • Valid passport
  • Birth/adoption certificate
  • Marriage/divorce certificate

One of the following (for a child).

  • Valid passport
  • Birth/adoption certificate

Proof of address

One of the following (for an adult).

  • A Council Tax document for the current tax year
  • A utility bill or financial statement dated within the last three months
  • A fully signed, termed tenancy agreement - we only require the pages that show the tenant names, property address, tenancy term dates and the signatures
  • An official letter from an organisation such as HRMC, NHS, benefits agency, local council – dated within the last three months
  • A payslip dated within the last three months
  • A valid driving licence

One of the following (for a child).

  • A letter from the child's school – dated within the last three months
  • An official letter from an organisation such as HRMC, NHS, benefits agency, local council – dated within the last three months
  • A letter from a hospital, GP or appointment - dated within the last three months
  • Letter to the parents but about the child

Passport photo of the badge-holder

Acceptable photograph - the photograph must be:

  • a close-up photo of the head and shoulders of the badge-holder
  • in colour
  • taken within the last six months
  • with no one else visible.

View photo guidance.

Applying under 'non-visible (hidden) disability'

If you are applying under the non-visible (hidden) disability criterion, you can ask your healthcare professional to complete an expert assessment form as evidence of your condition. Find out more about expert assessors for Blue Badge applications.

How to get further medical information

To help us assess your eligibility for a Blue Badge, we will require information regarding your medical history. The medical information needs to show how your condition affects your mobility. To obtain a copy of your medical information, please visit your GP surgery.

The NHS website explains how to obtain the information.