Proof of age ID card with TOTUM

Looking for an officially recognised UK proof of age ID card?

Look no further; TOTUM is now available with the added goodness of coming with PASS accredited legal age ID when you buy a TOTUM card for £14.99! Now this is a student ID card worth having!


Endorsed by heavyweight authorities including the Home Office, Trading Standards, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), you can rest assured that when you carry your TOTUM + age ID card with you, it officially confirms your name and age. So whether you're buying discounted train tickets, catching the premiere of that horror film (using your free tastecard to get money off cinema tickets in the process!), or using it to buy a round at the pub, your TOTUM + age ID card can be used to verify your age - it's the best student ID card for a reason!

Remember, if your ID card doesn't carry the PASS hologram it isn't an official form of identification! The TOTUM + Age ID card does include the PASS hologram.

Buy your TOTUM+ID card

Having a TOTUM + age ID card validates your name and age with your photo; we use either your passport or UK driving licence during the online, in-app sign-up process. This means you don't need to take your passport or driving licence out with you if you're heading out for the day.

Best of all, you can apply for your student ID card via the TOTUM app, there's no extra paperwork to complete and you don't need to post your passport or driving licence to us to apply. Everything is done via the TOTUM app.

How many mates do you know that have lost their passport on a night out? Yep, with TOTUM + ID that ain't going to happen. Result.

TOTUM + age ID card uses PASS

PASS, which means Proof of Age Standards Scheme, is the name and recognisable logo of UK’s official national proof of age accreditation scheme, endorsed by the Home Office, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

No other student ID card packs the same punch!

It is the most widely recognised and authentic proof of age scheme in the UK. More retailers and businesses know and understand what the PASS logo and hologram means than with any other ID scheme.

This makes it the perfect photo Identity card to use!

What can you use TOTUM + ID card for?

The TOTUM + age ID card comes in two options, depending on how old you are.


1. Over Eighteen Version

Our second variety is 18+, and you don't need a PhD to know this will prove you're over the age of eighteen.

As of May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This will apply to:

  • Local elections

  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections

  • UK parliamentary by-elections

  • Recall petitions

From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.

PASS Proof of Age Card will be accepted as an official form of identification for voting.

Other benefits of having an 18+ identity card:

  • Entry to pubs, clubs and bars

  • Some gigs and festivals

  • Buying alcohol

  • Take a domestic UK flight (including to British Overseas Territories like the Channel Islands)

  • Visit a prison

  • Buy PEGI 18 computer games

  • Watch an 18 rated film at the cinema

  • Get a tattoo inked

  • Start work or for a job interview

  • Buy medicine (16 year old +)

2. Sixteen-Seventeen Version

Our 16-17 year old variety caters for college, school and sixth form students and the best benefit of having our card in your pocket is proving you're still entitled to discounted or free public transport. No full adult fares for you.

Other benefits of having a 16-17 identity card include:

  • Discounted/free public transport (depending on location)

  • Buying energy drinks from retailers (as most now prohibit the sale to under-16s)

  • Buying medication such as paracetamol and ibuprofen

The physical plastic card contains your passport-style photo, your name, your date of birth and the official PASS hologram.

How to apply for a TOTUM + age ID card

We've worked hard to make it as easy as possible for you to apply for this student ID. If you haven't already, download the TOTUM app to your smartphone, tap to join and make sure you select the +ID card bundle.

Once you've paid for your TOTUM membership, we'll swiftly take you through all you need to do to apply for the ID.


Just remember that you'll need an official document to hand (your passport or UK driving licence) as we'll ask you to take a photo of it using your phone and we'll need you to take or upload a passport-style photo of yourself - wearing no hats or glasses - and against a plain, pale background.

But there's no paper forms to fill in, no getting a referee to vouch for you, and no posting stuff. You can complete the application, via our app, in just a matter of minutes. And once you've successfully applied, we'll get on with producing and posting your new age ID card to your nominated postal address in 10 to 15 working days.

Please note: your proof of age ID card remains valid for the duration of your TOTUM membership, or until your eighteenth birthday if you have the 16-17 proof of age ID card.

Important to remember

Having your TOTUM + Age ID card doesn't mean that the door staff have to give you access to a pub or club, or that you'll get served at the bar.

Most UK retailers and pub chains do support PASS accredited cards but their staff still have the right to refuse to serve or admit people that they suspect of being too young.

PASS cards are specifically recognised under the UK Government's guidance on The Licensing Act For The Sale of Alcohol, as being an acceptable form of Proof of Age.

You can raise any problems using your PASS ID card on the PASS website.

Apply today for your TOTUM + age ID card

Simple and straightforward to apply for, you just need your smartphone and either your passport or UK driving licence. The whole process should only take a few minutes to complete.

As well as serving as a form of age identification, purchasing your TOTUM + age ID card comes with so many added benefits including exclusive access to thousands of incredible student discounts and offers on a huge variety of online and in-store national brands. Most recently, we've teamed up with tastecard to bring you all the amazing features of a tastecard membership for free when you purchase a TOTUM card or upgrade your current TOTUM membership. This includes 2 for 1 dining at thousands of restaurants across the country, 50% off pizza delivery and loads more!

So don't waste another minute - buy your TOTUM + ID Card today.

Why is TOTUM the Official Student ID card?

TOTUM is endorsed by the National Union of Students, student members also get a 12-month ISIC (International Student Identity Card) digital card as part of their bundle, available in the TOTUM app. And you can apply for PASS-accredited proof of age ID as well.