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Apply for an Oyster photocard

Create a web account

You'll need to create a web account before you can apply for an Oyster photocard.

To create a web account you will need to provide an active email address, your name, address, date of birth and phone number. We need your date of birth so we can confirm, as the web account holder, you're aged 18 or over.

Once the web account has been created, you'll be able to apply online for an Oyster photocard.

16+ Zip Oyster photocard

Get child rate Travelcards and discounted rate Bus & Tram Passes
Get half the adult pay as you go rate on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and some National Rail services
If eligible, you could also get free bus and tram travel in London
Find out more

Applying online


For applicants aged under 18, a parent or guardian must create the web account. Applicants who are aged 18 must create their own web account.

To apply online, you'll need:

  • A colour, digital photo of the applicant
  • A credit or debit card to pay the £10 administration fee. (If you live in London you can still apply online without one)

You'll also be asked to provide details from the applicant's machine readable passport. You can still apply online if you don't have these details.


If you are applying for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard with free bus and tram travel, you will have to print off a verification letter that will need to be stamped by the applicant's school or college. You will need to take the stamped verification letter to a Post Office in London along with any required documentation and pay the £ 10 admin fee to submit your application.


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