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Transferring from 60+ Oystercard to Freedom Pass

If you've received a letter and unique transfer number asking you to transfer from the 60+ Oystercard to Freedom Pass, please visit our 60+ transfer portal to continue

Renewing an Older Persons pass

If you are a Older Persons passholder whose pass expires on 31 March 2015 you will soon be receiving a letter telling you to renew it.  Find out more about renewing your pass here.

New applicants

Or, if you're a new applicant, fill out an application form here or download a form and/or guidance leaflet below:

You will need to take new applications to a London Post Office, unless you live in one of the following boroughs:

Find your nearest Post Office at the Royal Mail website Opens in a new window

What to do

  1. Complete the application form online and then print it (in black and white or colour). You can also pick up a form from the Post Office if you prefer.
  2. Get a passport sized photograph from a booth such as Photo-Me Opens in a new window (see photo guidelines)
  3. Take the neccessary documents with you to the Post Office including a completed Freedom Pass application form.

NOTE: You must make your application at the Post Office in person. Someone else cannot apply on your behalf.

What documents do I need to bring?

Tracking your application

Visit tracker.freedompass.org Opens in a new window to track your application online.

Transferring from the 60+ London Oyster Photocard to the Freedom Pass

London Councils, which operates the Freedom Pass scheme on behalf of the 33 London borough and city councils, has worked with Transport for London (TfL) to simplify the process for those with a 60+ Oyster card to transfer to the Freedom Pass when you become eligible.

Approximately 4 weeks before you are entitled to a Freedom Pass, TfL transfers names, addresses, contact details and photographs to London Councils forpeople who have agreed that their data can be shared. London Councils will then write to you, inviting you to go online to confirm some details and order your pass. This then avoids you having to complete a new application form via the Post Office or provide a new photograph. Your Freedom Pass would be produced and sent by post to arrive before your 60+ card expires.

As well as being convenient, this method saves taxpayers' money by avoiding the printing, transaction and postage costs of a paper-based application. If you hold a 60+ pass and have not already given your consent to share your data with London Councils, you can provide consent by contacting TfL at 0343 222 1234. You can also ask to check and, if necessary, amend your data at the same time.

For more information about this see FAQS