older persons pass application

older persons freedom passOlder persons pass (national scheme)



Fill out an electronic application form here or download the blank application form and/or guidance leaflet if you prefer below:

You will need to take your application 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 London Freedom Pass

London Councils, which operates the Freedom pass scheme on behalf of the 33 London borough and city councils, has worked with TfL to streamline and simplify the process for people who hold the Mayor’s 60+ concessionary pass to transfer to the Freedom Pass when they reach the eligible age.

Approximately 4 weeks before the 60+ holder is entitled to a Freedom Pass TfL transfers their names, addresses, contact details and photographs to London Councils for those people who have agreed that their data can be shared for this purpose. London Councils then writes to the person inviting them to supply the relevant documentation to enable a Freedom Pass to be issued. This means that the individual does not need to complete a new application form via the Post Office or provide a new photograph. Once applicants confirm their information to London Councils the Freedom Pass is produced and sent by post to arrive before the 60+ card expires.

So far nearly 17,000 people have benefitted from this initiative. As well as the convenience to the applicants this method of supplying passes is saving local tax payers money by avoiding the printing, transaction and postage costs which occur from using paper based application forms. If you hold a 60+ pass and have not already given your consent to data share 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 record to allow the data to be transferred which will happen around 4 weeks before you become eligible for the Freedom Pass.

 For more information about this see FAQS