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Apply for or renew your Blue Badge

First, please make sure that you, or the person you are applying for, is eligible to apply for a Blue Badge.

You’ll need to provide the following information when you complete the form:

  • the details of your current Blue Badge (if you already have one)
  • a digital or signed photo
  • your National Insurance number
  • proof of identification
  • proof of residency

Make sure you ask for a renewal before your current badge expires.

New applications and renewals are currently taking around 12 weeks to process. This meets the average processing timescales set out by the Department of Transport.

How to apply for or renew a Blue Badge for yourself or someone else

You can apply for or renew a Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website.

How to apply on behalf of an organisation

Some organisations can apply for a Blue Badges if they care for and transport disabled people, and meet the requirements for a badge.

Complete our Blue Badge enquiries online form

Apply on behalf of a terminally ill patient

GPs, consultants and specialist nurses (for example, palliative care) can submit a fast-track application on behalf of a terminally ill patient with a prognosis of 12 months or less.

Fast-track applications do not require a photo or payment. Once we receive the completed form from the healthcare professional, the badge will be sent to the patient's home address within 15 working days.

If you have any queries or need help, please complete our Blue Badge enquiries online form.

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