Am I eligible to apply for a Freedom Pass?

You are eligible for a Freedom Pass if

  • your sole or principal residence is in a London borough, AND

EITHER

  • you meet the age requirement (enter your birth date into the calculator below)

OR

 


Eligibility explained in more detail:

RESIDENCY

For all passes your sole or principal residence must be in London

Your London home needs to be your 'sole' or 'principal' residence, which means you live there the majority of the time. You also need to be able to provide proof of where you live. Check what proof is acceptable

If you are not sure whether you live in a London borough, or uncertain which borough you live in, enter your postcode into the postcode checker.

Changed address since applying?

If you are the holder of a Freedom Pass but have changed address since applying you need to let us know. London Councils will write to invite you to renew your pass when it expires so do keep us informed!

See our FAQs for more information about how to change your address


AGE

To have an Older Person's pass you must meet the age criteria

A change in legislation means that if you were born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1955, you will no longer be eligible for a Freedom Pass on your 60th birthday. Use the calculator below or download the table to find out when you become eligible. You can apply up to 14 days in advance of your eligible date.

 If you are aged 60 or over, but not yet eligible for the Freedom Pass, you can still get free travel in London by applying for a 60+ London Oyster Photocard on the TfL website Opens in a new window.

Please enter your date of birth in DDMMYYYY format


is the date you become
eligible for a Freedom Pass


is the earliest date you can
apply for a Freedom Pass


 

Alternatively, view a table of eligibility as a PDF file Opens in a new window

For details of how to apply see older persons pass

DISABILITY

The main categories of disability in the Transport Act 2000 which make you eligible for a Freedom Pass are listed below.

If you have any of the following statutory disabilities you can apply for a Freedom Pass. These are:

1) People who are blind or partially sighted

2) People who are profoundly or severely deaf

3) People without speech

4) People who have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has left them with a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk

5) People who do not have arms or have a long-term loss of the use of both arms

6) People who have a learning disability that is defined as 'a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning'

7) People who, if they applied for the grant of a licence to drive a motor vehicle under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, would have their application refused pursuant to section 92 of the Act (physical fitness) otherwise than on the ground of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol.

For details of how to apply see disabled pass.

London boroughs may, at their discretion under exceptional criteria, issue Freedom Passes to disabled people that do not meet one of the statutory categories of eligibility. For more information go to our discretionary Freedom Pass page